On Friday 6th May, people from across Rugby came together for this year’s Pride of Rugby Awards at Coombe Abbey Hotel. Hosted by Rugby FM, the awards ceremony is an opportunity to celebrate achievements in business and the community.
As part of the awards evening, Rugby FM organised a raffle to raise money for Myton. Thanks to all those who purchased a ticket on the night, the raffle raised £1,885!
During the awards ceremony, guests heard from Peter Realf whose son, Stephen Realf, was sadly diagnosed with a terminal brain tumour at the age of 19. Following a visit from his Macmillan nurse, Stephen began attending Rugby Day Hospice once a week. Peter explained how much Stephen enjoyed going to Rugby Myton Day Hospice and described the strong bond he formed with staff and volunteers whilst at Myton.
Anita Burrows, Community Fundraiser at The Myton Hospices, said ‘It was such a privilege to attend this year’s Pride of Rugby awards and so nice to see the community coming together to acknowledge just how much the local community has achieved over the past year. All of our services are provided free of charge so the £1,885 raised by the raffle will enable us to continue providing specialist care and support for our patients and their loved ones. We would like to thank Rugby FM for their continued support and for choosing Myton as the nominated charity for this year’s event.”
Please watch Emma Rushton’s powerful video where Peter Realf tells more on Stephen’s story.
Read more of about Stephen’s story by clicking here