We were truly fortunate to have the talented Lucy Bishop perform some festive tunes on her harp this Christmas!

At our Warwick Myton Hospice, Lucy graced us with her musical presence performing some festive favourites and other beautiful songs, creating memories for our patients and their families.


After hearing a recording of the harp, Lucy started playing at 14 years old. She said:

I was given a box of records and included was a vinyl of the Nutcracker. Within the music is a harp solo and I just fell in love.

My parents aren’t musical so they were a bit quizzical at first, but they’ve been so supportive.

Lucy studied and trained in music and now performs at events and weddings alongside teaching.


However, this performance at the hospice holds a special place in her heart. Lucy continued:

My aunt, Carole, died at Warwick Myton Hospice to cancer in September 2023 after being at Myton for a few weeks. She was diagnosed in September 2022.

You never know what to expect when you’ve had little to no experience of a hospice and her admission was rather sudden so we didn’t have the time to mentally prepare.

As a family, we also had the discussion as to whether the younger members, including myself, should see her. It was a debate of preserving our existing memories or creating our last ones.

Thankfully, I went to visit my aunt and I am so grateful I did. As soon as I walked through the doors I was showered with support. Everyone was so friendly.

There are so many misconceptions about hospice care and the biggest one for me is that it’s such a clinical place, which couldn’t be further from the truth. It does feel like a home from home.

The Myton Hospices - Lucy Bishop Harpist
The Myton Hospices - Lucy Bishop Harpist

Lucy knew it would be emotional going back to Warwick Myton Hospice, but found it such a great experience.

We had such a positive experience when my aunt was at the hospice. Of course it was emotional being back but it felt like a really special connection.

When my aunt had visits from the doctors and nurses, I sat in the bistro and saw other patients’ family members watch the tv, read a magazine or just chat. I had the pleasure sitting there with a coffee.

To then perform in the same area was strange yet calming.

We’d like to thank Lucy for her beautiful performance that brought a little Christmas magic to our patients and their loved ones. It was a wonderful atmosphere that was enjoyed by many.

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