The new Coffee Shop at Coventry Myton Hospice was officially opened by the Lord Mayor of Coventry, Lindsley Harvard, on Tuesday 7th February.
The Lord Mayor was joined at the opening by The Myton Hospices Chief Executive Officer, Ruth Freeman, the Chair and Vice Chair of the General Charities of the City of Coventry, Myton staff, volunteers, patients and families.
The Coffee Shop is open Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm and is run by a team of twelve newly recruited volunteers, serving coffee, specialist teas, hot chocolate, cakes, muffins and cookies. All of the profits from the Coffee Shop will go towards funding patient care.
It is intended that the new facility will be used by Myton staff, volunteers, patients and families, and will be an information hub for those wanting to find out more about Myton.
Myton’s Chief Executive Officer, Ruth Freeman, said
We're expecting that this will be an area where people considering whether Myton is right for them or a loved one can come and sit in a calm and non-clinical environment to watch the Myton world go by... we hope this will help to dispel some of the fears they may have.
The Coffee Shop was funded by a grant from the General Charities of the City of Coventry. Vice Chair, Michael Harris, said: “Our donation to Myton will support people in need and benefit the citizens of Coventry.”
Coventry Building Society has also made a donation to fund outside furniture for the Coffee Shop, which will be put to good use when the warmer weather comes.
If you would like to find out more about The Myton Hospices you are welcome to visit the Coffee Shop at Coventry Myton Hospice on Clifford Bridge Road (at the entrance to University Hospital Coventry), alternatively you can call 02476 841 900 or for directions click here.