The team initially planned to raise £2,000 from their challenge – to be split between Myton and NSPA – National Suicide Prevention Alliance – Coventry & Warwickshire Mind.
But the support from family, friends and clients...
along with a substantial donation from the company itself – saw the final total reaching over £6,000, meaning each of the charities received just over £3,000.
Myton is very close to the heart of many staff members and clients of HB&O Financial Services, who have received care from its three Hospices in Coventry, Warwick and Rugby and through its dedicated Myton at Home service, providing end-of-life care in patients’ own homes.
Anthony Baynham, a Director of the Leamington-based firm said:
We have many clients and close associates whose friends and family have benefitted from the exceptional end-of-life care offered by The Myton Hospices so we were delighted to be able to support them at such a vital time when their fundraising has been hit so hard by the Coronavirus pandemic.
As a company, we are proud and eager to support key charities in our local community.
Chris Willmott, corporate fundraiser at The Myton Hospices, welcomed the incredible donation by saying:
A huge thank you to everyone who took part and everyone who donated to reach this fabulous amount of money – including the company itself for topping up the total so each of the charities received an amazing £3,000 each.
We have never needed the support more than in the past 18 months and this wonderful donation will make such a huge difference to our patients and their families at a time they need it most by allowing us to continue to provide our services, free of charge, to people across Coventry and Warwickshire with a life-limiting illness.
Join us on Sunday 5th December 2021 for our very first Santa Skydive!
You’ll be dashing through the sky on an exhilarating tandem ride as you and your fellow Myton Santa’s take on an unforgettable challenge!
The cost to book your place is just £70!
Once you’ve signed-up you will then need to raise a minimum of £355 sponsorship (£230 of this will cover the cost of your Skydive on the day with a minimum of £125 coming directly to The Myton Hospices).