Fundraising comes in many guises – none more unique than through the sales of disc golf discs recovered from the River Avon by a supporter in diving gear!
Myton supporter Derek Robins is the owner of Quarry Park Disc Golf in Leamington.
And he has just made a fabulous donation of £1,000 to Myton from the club, with a further £500 in match-funding out of his own pocket for good measure.
The idea behind the fundraising initiative is simple...
Derek has been selling any unclaimed or donated discs to customers – and thanks to their generosity has gathered the fabulous sum of £1,000.
He is also urging customers who have their discs returned to them to make a donation to Myton to say thank you. And it’s a scheme he intends to keep on fundraising for Myton through – which we’re hugely grateful for.
As well as the generosity of customers past and present – and his own generosity – Derek has a further helping hand when it comes to the discs lost even further out of bounds – at the bottom of the nearby River Avon. Come rain or shine, summer or winter, diving supremo Dudley Turner (pictured – he’s the one in the wetsuit!) gears up and throws himself into the water to retrieve the discs for Derek which he has subsequently sold on to raise vital cash for Myton.
And with disc golf continuing its meteoric rise to popularity, Dudley certainly won’t be finding himself out of demand for a while to come.
I’m delighted to be able to support The Myton Hospices through this unique fundraising approach,
It is a fantastic local charity and a worthwhile cause that everyone who visits Quarry Park Disc Golf is and would be happy to be helping. We have visitors from all over the world, so it is nice to think that they will be doing their bit for a local cause too.
Here at Myton, we’re hugely grateful to Derek, his customers and generous donors, and to Dudley for his sub-aqua efforts. We rely on support from businesses and supporters to raise the £9.1 million we need to raise this year to continue to provide our services, free of charge, to people living with terminal illnesses, and their families, across Coventry and Warwickshire.
Thank you from us – and from our patients – for your amazing support… and long may those discs keep ending up in the river!