Flower Thyme, located in Kineton, is a pillar in the community, organising events and activities for the village. Alongside owner and manager, Gill, is her friend and colleague, Rebecca. Rebecca’s sister, Katie Pritchard, was diagnosed with cervical cancer and died at Warwick Myton Hospice in summer 2023, just six months after her diagnosis aged 36.
The day after Katie died, Gill took on our Snowdon for Sunrise climb on Sunday 18th June 2023. After an emotional day, Gill felt compelled to continue her fundraising efforts for Myton as a thank you for the care Katie and her family received.
Fast forward to Christmas 2023 and Gill had been cooking up a fundraising storm! She decided to deck her halls in Katie’s memory and raise vital funds for Myton at the same time!
The idea of dressing my home for Christmas came to me and after lots of late nights wearing layers and a head torch, the grand switch on was on 1st December.
Throughout the month, people were so generous and the current total stands at £1,210! Way beyond my target!
Gill describes the importance of her fundraising, saying:
It was essential for me to support Myton as I experienced all the love, care and support they gave Katie and all her family, allowing her to spend precious time with her young children, husband, parents and siblings.
We are all blessed to have this incredible facility and it deserves all the help I can give. I will continue to raise money for Myton.