New Rugby Mayor, Maggie O’Rourke, chooses The Myton Hospices as her Charity of the Year

The Myton Hospices is proud to announce that newly appointed Mayor of Rugby, Councillor Maggie O’Rourke, has chosen the charity to be her Charity of the Year for her term in office.


Cllr O’Rourke, a former pharmacist at St Cross Hospital in Rugby, spoke of her history with Myton, saying:

I was involved in the campaign to build Rugby Myton Hospice and its success demonstrated anything is possible when you combine collaboration with determination.

Widely regarded as an experienced and skilled leader, Cllr O’Rourke plans to support The Myton Hospices through her year as Mayor, focusing on several of Myton’s services available in Rugby, such as the Rugby Myton Support Hub, the newly opened Information Hub at their Church Street shop and Myton at Home.


She will work closely with Myton’s Patient and Carer Wellbeing Lead, Tracey Evans, with whom she has previously worked with during their time in the NHS in former roles.


This year, I want to bring Rugby’s communities together in the same spirit to support the hospice’s ambitions to create a ‘chill out’ room for children and expand the hospice garden, which both promise to make a real difference to the quality of care the hospice offers.

noted Cllr O’Rourke.


Ruth Freeman, CEO at The Myton Hospices, said:

We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Maggie and are incredibly grateful for her continued support of Myton.

We have opened and expanded a number of services in Rugby recently and want to work closely with the local community to ensure people living with a life-limiting illness and their carers have access to the support they need.

Myton is grateful for the support of Maggie O’Rourke and the council of Rugby with its ongoing efforts to expand its services and care for terminally ill patients and their families.

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