Wayne Cooke has set off for Tanzania today to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in aid of Myton! He has been volunteering at Warwick Myton Day Hospice since January and decided that as he was already taking on the challenge he could raise money for charity at the same time.
His mum, Rosalind, died in 2011 from ovarian cancer. She wasn’t cared for at Myton but his daughter, who was just 10 at the time, was able to attend Rainbow Ripples sessions run by our Counselling team.
Myton were incredible in supporting my daughter, which was extremely helpful at a difficult time for the family. I’ve never forgotten this support and when I left the public sector after 26 years I decided to repay this by volunteering one morning a week at Warwick Myton Day Hospice.
Kilimanjaro is really one of those bucket list things I wanted to do! Raising money for Myton at the same time is a way of supporting all the good work the charity does. I’m excited by the challenge but also a little nervous as I know it is going to be challenging physically as well as mentally. I’m also humbled by the support of all those who have sponsored me, including some of the Day Hospice patients – so I’d better get to the top!
Everyone at Myton will be thinking of Wayne as he takes on this incredible challenge!
You can support Myton by sponsoring Wayne by clicking here.