Hundreds of people came out to support Myton by buying wares from stalls manned by local businesses, enjoying tasty treats from the wide variety of food and drink vendors, and getting to know the staff and volunteers from across the organisation!
The Marketing and Communications department gave people the opportunity to try our Virtual Reality headsets, the Complementary Therapy team demonstrated some of the techniques and treatments on offer to patients, our Fundraising teams were on hand to tell people about the many ways people can support us, there was a stall with a variety of clothes and accessories to show people some of the wonderful things they can find in our charity retail shops, and the HR and Volunteering departments answered question about the wide variety of ways people can volunteer their time for Myton!
Experimental Escape had a new challenge for people to solve, vintage cars parked up in the grounds to admire, children enjoyed swing boats, a bouncy castle, face painting and sitting in a police car and fire engine, and there were plenty of chances to win prizes and bottles of drinks with a raffle and tombola. Our BBQ, bar, Pimms stand and tea and cake tent kept everyone refreshed as they basked in the sunshine. And with stalls selling everything from coffee, ice creams and doughnuts to flowers, jewellery and homewares there was something for everyone to browse and buy.
Performances from Jaykays Dance School, Andrew Haliday, 12-year-old Erin Kilworth, Fit2Dance, Under the Influence Trio, Leamington and Warwick Gymnastics Club, Warwickshire Music Hub Adult Community Band and the Myton Choir entertained everyone throughout the afternoon.
We are thrilled that our Summer Fete and Community Afternoon has raised in excess of £10,000! As well as providing stalls and entertainment for people to enjoy, our focus this year was to offer an insight into the diverse teams who make Myton the wonderful place that it is and to give people an opportunity to find out more about our services and how they can get involved. The money raised will enable us to continue to support people with terminal and life limiting illnesses, and their families when they need us most.
We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who attended the Fete and to everyone who donated items, volunteered or ran a stall – you all helped make this event such a fantastic success! And thank you to our wonderful MC and President of the Rotary Club of Warwick Avon Norman Byrne, Warwickshire Police and Warwickshire Fire & Rescue and CJ’s Events for helping to make the event a great success!