To mark his 60th birthday, Tony Galvin decided the 12 mile Walk for Myton route just wasn’t enough!


Starting at 5am on the day of the event, Tony decided to go double the distance and walked the route twice! This was the fourth year in a row he has taken part in Walk for Myton. And his efforts have paid off, with this year’s fundraising total standing at £760!


Tony said:

I lost my sister Marion in 2000, she was at Warwick Myton Hospice, and my wife’s father died at Coventry Myton in 2015 – that was the first year I did Walk for Myton. Everyone says how pleasant Myton is and how well looked after you are there. This year I turned 60 so wanted to mark it with something big! I started at 5am and walked the 12 mile route clockwise; by the time I was returning to Myton people had already set off and were telling me I was going the wrong way! I stopped a few times to tell people what I was doing. I grew up in Leamington and enjoy the walk because it takes me through my past – I revisit places I went when I was a child.

After four hours of walking, Tony gave himself a 20 minute break at Warwick Myton Hospice before completing the route again, this time the right way round. All in all, Tony spent just over 8 hours walking!


Thank you Tony from everyone at Myton for your continued support! We hope to see you for a fifth year running in 2019!


You can still donate to Tony’s JustGiving page below if you wished...