At Myton, we pursue every opportunity to broaden our accessibility so when we saw that Warwickshire Pride would be returning on Saturday 20th August, we wasted no time in reserving our pitch for the day.
I firmly believe in equality in every sense of the word and that is why I was proud to be attending this year’s celebration on behalf of Myton.
I would be lying if I said I wasn’t concerned when I was greeted by flashing police lights as I entered Jephson Gardens. Thankfully, I was quickly reassured by the sign clearly denouncing hate crime across Warwickshire.
75 stall holders, from local and national charities to traders selling contemporary art, reserved their place at this year’s festival. Although the wind tried it’s very best to sabotage the day, talented local musicians entertained attendees throughout the event whilst refreshments stalls selling an array of delicious refreshments kept visitors well fed and hydrated, with one stall even handing out free pick ‘n’ mix!
From 11am to 6pm, we hosted both an information stand and lottery stall at this year’s event to not only promote the care and support we provide but also to encourage generous visitors to help us raise the funds we need to care for 1 in 4 of our patients by signing up to our weekly lottery.
We were delighted to have spent the day at this year’s Warwickshire Pride talking to people about the range of services available at Myton for anyone over the age of 18 living in Coventry and Warwickshire with a terminal illness. As we discussed with visitors throughout the event, when in our care, we ensure that all of our patients and their loved ones feel safe, supported and comfortable.
Discrimination has no place here at Myton and this is one of the most important messages we wanted to communicate at this year’s event.
We take the time to get to know our patients and their loved ones so that we are able to provide specialist care that is tailored to their individual needs. We believe everyone across Coventry and Warwickshire, regardless of who they are or their personal circumstances, has the right to a good, natural death, the way they want it to be and with their loved ones supported.
As could be seen on the posters we displayed at this year’s Warwickshire Pride, our message as an organisation is strong and clear: Myton is here for everyone.