Joanne Childs is braving the shave in aid of The Myton Hospices!

Joanne is sadly no stranger to The Myton Hospices, with three of her friends and members of her community receiving end of life care at our Warwick Myton Hospice Inpatient Unit.


As a Support Worker for adults with learning difficulties, one of Joanne’s clients was the last of her friends to receive care from Myton.


Myton is incredibly adaptive with the care they provide for each and every individual’s needs.

Joanne explains.

My friends who received care were all so different and required differing support, which Myton gave in abundance.

They were so accommodating to the specific needs, they even arranged beds so their families could stay overnight which meant everything to everyone involved.

They have a person-centred approach to make end of life as easy as possible.

It’s this compassionate care that has inspired Joanne to take on her latest challenge.


Having conquered the Dorchester Marathon and taking part in our Santa Dash, Joanne was looking to do something different.

The Myton Hospices - Joanne and family at the Santa Dash

I lost my running mojo after the marathon and wanted a new and drastic way to fundraise – what better way than shaving my hair off!

she says.

I do love my hair, but it is very heavy so I am looking forward to the shave! And what better cause is there?!

The Myton Hospices - Joanne's Head Shave

Joanne is braving the shave on Monday 14th August at Rugby School’s Sports Centre at 11am.


Her incredible community has rallied around her, helping her surpass her initial fundraising goal of £1,000.


Joanne raised her goal to £2,000, which has also been surpassed thanks to her incredible community.


A close friend is also hosting a bake sale in July to contribute to Joanne’s efforts.


Take a look at her JustGiving page here


We’d like to say a big thank you to Joanne for her dedication to raise vital funds for Myton, and to all of her friends, family and community for the incredible support shown already!

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