Here at The Myton Hospices, we are incredibly lucky to have the unwavering support from countless individuals, groups and communities.
This year, the Mayor of Rugby, Councillor Maggie O’Rourke, has named Myton as her chosen charity of the year and we couldn’t be more grateful.
Cllr Maggie has been an incredible advocate of Myton, promoting our services and providing amazing support to our Rugby Myton Support Hub.
The support from the Rugby Borough Council hasn’t stopped with Maggie, with other members joining in with fundraising activities.
Cllr Simon Ward, Deputy Mayor of Rugby, is taking part in our September Skydive to raise vital funds for The Myton Hospices.
In addition to Myton being Cllr Maggie’s chosen charity, Simon also has personal reasons for fundraising for us.
The main reason and inspiration behind the skydive is my wife’s cousin, Katie Pritchard.
Katie was diagnosed with cancer and sadly died in June at just 37 years old.
Katie spent her last few weeks at Myton. They were amazing and treated her with the utmost respect and dignity, she felt so safe in their care.
Katie was known to always push herself and step outside of her comfort zone. Something we don’t often have in common!
Anyone who knows me will know that jumping out of a plane is not something I’ve ever wanted to do.
But sometimes you have to bite the bullet and step out of your comfort zone.
Katie had her favourite saying: ‘Spice up that life folks’. That’s exactly what I’m doing!
Alongside Simon, Daksha Mistry, Mayoral and Civic Officer at Rugby Borough Council, is also taking on the jump for Myton.
Despite being scared of heights, I’ve long dreamed of doing a skydive.
During a recent visit to Rugby Myton Support Hub with Maggie, I spotted a chance to make my dream come true whilst raising money for Myton.
During the tour I had, I was struck by the fantastic facilities and the staff’s dedication and commitment.
We’re truly blessed to have such a facility on our doorstep and it’s an honour to help them raise money for its future plans.
Together, Simon and Daksha have raised over £1,000!
We need to raise £10.5 million this year to continue providing our services free of charge to people across Coventry and Warwickshire.
We are so grateful for the support shown by Maggie, Simon, Daksha and everyone at Rugby Borough Council for helping us achieve this!