Dexter Bunting’s nana, Margaret Walsh, spent her final days at Coventry Myton Hospice before sadly dying in July 2020, aged just 62 following a brave cancer battle. During her time at the hospice, Margaret was surrounded by, as her daughter Kat put it:
The most wonderful staff - attentive, personable, caring and for whom nothing was too much trouble.
Following her death, heartbroken Dexter, aged 8, was desperate to do something and raise money for Myton to say thank you for the amazing care Margaret received. So when his mum Kat told him about the Myton Mountain challenge, he jumped at the chance to get climbing a different sort of mountain.
Dexter set himself the challenge of climbing Snowdon – signing up to climbing up and down his stairs an impressive 452 times.
Not only did Dexter complete his challenge and summit Snowdon in memory of his Nana – he has also smashed his fundraising target.
Having originally hoped to raise a fabulous £500, the big-hearted youngster in fact raised a staggering £1,012 thanks to the support, kindness and generosity of friends and family!! Go Dexter.
Ever since his Nana’s passing, Dexter has really struggled, but he wanted to give something back to say thank you for taking such good care of Nana – cue the Myton Mountain challenge and what has already been a fantastic fundraising effort,
mum Kat explained.
We have been overwhelmed by the response, astonished at how much he has managed to raise and am so thankful to everyone who has donated. The messages of support have been fabulous and Dexter liked me to read them to him as he climbed to give him energy. I am so very proud of him! He is an inspiration on strength through hard times, just like his Nana was.
We would like to say a massive thank you and well done to Dexter from all of us at Myton!
If Dexter’s amazing Myton Mountain efforts, have inspired you to get involved and help raise vital funds at a time when we need it most, please click here to find out how you can get involved and help protect our services for the future so we can care for more people like Margaret and her family.