You have probably already seen the coverage in the local, national and even international press, but we wanted to say a big thank you to Holly Matthews for her fundraising efforts and helping to raise awareness for the work we do at The Myton Hospices.
Holly’s husband Ross had been diagnosed with grade-4 Brain cancer in 2014 and he was referred to Myton in July.
Ross sadly died on Saturday 29th July after spending a month in the Inpatient Unit at our Warwick Myton Hospice. Holly spent that time at Ross’ bedside and bravely shared her experiences of the hospice on social media along the way. She has also raised over £10,000 for Myton on her JustGiving page.
On behalf of everyone at Myton...
Ruth Freeman, Myton’s Chief Executive said: “On behalf of everyone at Myton, I would like to extend our deepest condolences to Holly and to the family and friends of Ross. Holly has been unbelievably brave and in giving such wonderful ongoing feedback about the care given at Myton she has done more to raise the profile of the work that we do than anything we could say ourselves. Her continuing efforts to raise funds have been inspirational - she has touched the hearts of all us here at Myton while Ross was a patient in our Inpatient Unit at Warwick.
“Fundraising, whether undertaken by individuals, businesses, groups, schools or through our own events, is absolutely essential to us at Myton. We are a charity and rely heavily on people’s generosity to enable us to continue providing our services free of charge to patients and their loved ones. This year alone we need to raise £8.8 million and we couldn’t do it without the support of the local community who never cease to astound us with their big- heartedness – and Holly has been exceptionally amazing.”
A huge thank you...
We would also like to say a special thank you to the Coventry Telegraph who have followed Holly and Ross’ story and their time with Myton, and to all the news outlets which have helped to raise awareness and funds for Myton.
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