Glow for Myton – Back to the 80s

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  • Date:

    19th October 2024

  • Location:

    HMV Empire Coventry

  • Summary:

    This year, we're cranking up the dial on our ever-popular Glow for Myton event - say goodbye to disco balls and hello to an electrifying neon extravaganza! Dance the night away to iconic 80s tunes, all whilst raising money for your local hospice...


  • Glow for Myton 2024 - Early Bird Ending


    Step back into the 80s and get your Glow on for Myton!


    Don your leg warmers, get the spandex out of your wardrobe and maybe even grow a mullet for this year’s 80s themed Glow for Myton!

    This year, we're cranking up the dial on our ever-popular Glow for Myton event - say goodbye to disco balls and hello to an electrifying neon extravaganza! Dance the night away to iconic 80s tunes, all whilst raising money for your local hospice.

    On Saturday 19th October, Coventry City Centre will come alive as hundreds of fundraisers step up for the cause and walk, jog, dance or run their way around the brand new route!

    Starting and finishing at the HMV Empire Coventry, everyone who takes part will receive a bespoke Glow for Myton medal.

    But that's not all! We've got a balloon prize drop, a heart-pumping warm-up with the fantastic Matt Print, and confetti cannons to launch you on your 5km journey. Along the way, immerse yourself in our new 80s themed fun zones!

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    After Party...


    On your return to the HMV Empire Coventry, the After Party will kick off with Tropicana 80s Band, a tribute to the very best 80s classics, followed by a DJ to close the night.


    Fancy Dress...


    There will also be an 80s fancy dress competition so get your neon, spandex and leg warmers out of retirement for one night only!


    Early Bird Discount Ending Soon...


    Glow for Myton is a fabulous, feel good night of fun and fundraising not to be missed! Sign up by Thursday 1st August and take advantage of our early bird price of just £15, costing £20 after this date.

    There will be drinks, snacks, additional merchandise, face painting and glitter tattoos to purchase on the night.

     

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    With your help we want to raise £57,000 in sponsorship which could fund the running costs of our Coventry Myton Hospice for 10 days so we can support more people living with a life-limiting illness, and their families, when they need us most, now and in the future.

     

    The Myton Hospices - Glow for Myton 2024 Form Header


    Will you be a VIP Glow Getter?


    Whether you're joining us to support Myton or honour a loved one, as a thank you to anyone who raises over £250 before Thursday 5th September, you'll get to be a VIP for the night, soaking up all the special perks and making the evening even more unforgettable!

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    If you have any question please get in touch by sending an email to Events@mytonhospice.org or calling 01926 358 386

  • FAQs...


    You can walk, jog or dance the 5k route at your own leisure – this event is not a race and you won’t be timed so enjoy yourself! Everyone can take part; the route is wheelchair friendly, so everyone can soak up the atmosphere!

     

    Venue...


    HMV Empire Coventry, 22 Hertford St, CV1 1LF

     

    Parking...


    There are car parks which are just a short walk away from the venue:

    • Barracks Car Park, CV1 1DD

    • Salt Lane Car Park, CV1 2GY


    Slightly further away:

    • Skydome Car Park, CV1 3AZ

    • Belgrade Plaza NCP Car Park, CV1 4AJ


    Please visit the Coventry City Council website for more details:

    www.coventry.gov.uk/carparklocations

     

    Event Schedule...



    • 5 pm Registration opens (closing at 6:45)

    • 6:30 pm - Balloon Drop

    • 6:45 pm – Inside Matt Print warm-up

    • 7:00 pm set off

    • 8:00 pm till 11:30 pm – 80s band and DJ


    Check-in...


    Check-in is from 5pm at the entrance to HMV Empire Coventry. Everyone must register on the night even if you have collected your t-shirt in advance. On the night, you will be given a back sign to include your emergency contact details and a space for the name of any loved one/s you might be taking part in memory of.

    We will be hosting three collection dates prior to the event for participants to collect pre-purchased t-shirts and merchandise. You will still need to register on the night at the event.

    Collections:

    • Coventry Myton Hospice – Wednesday 2nd October – 11am - 7pm

    • Coventry Myton Hospice - Saturday 5th October – 10am - 1pm

    • Warwick Myton Hospice - Monday 7th October – 11am - 7pm


     

    Refreshments and Toilets...


    There will be a snack shack and a variety of drinks available to buy as well as toilet facilities to use at HMV Empire Coventry. 

     

    Route...


    Brand New 5KM Route around Coventry City Centre. This will be released closer to the event. 

     

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  • The Myton Hospices- Charlotte Hilton and Dad, Barry Buckley

    The money you raise means we can make the most difficult times that little bit more manageable, and care for more people like Barry and his daughter Charlotte…

    After a two to eight week prognosis with a stage 4 inoperable mouth cancer diagnosis, Barry Buckley, was admitted to Coventry Myton Hospice. His beloved daughter, Charlotte, said:
    “It was a place for him to be safe, supported and cared for in the time he had left. From the moment we arrived, I knew how special this place was going to be for us all.”

    The cancer was growing at a large pace and due to its aggressive nature, it became fungating so had started to smell.

    Charlotte added:
    “The team came up with so many alternative options for helping him, and us as his family, to cope with the smell. They put a lovely diffuser in the room and gave dad massages to relax. They saw the bigger picture and it gave dad so much dignity and peace.”

    Charlotte commented on the amazing support given by the teams at Myton, saying:
    “The wonderful nurses and doctors kept dad as comfortable as possible, along with the fantastic complementary therapy team. The care he received, the love the nurses gave him and ultimately the respect they gave him was outstanding. They let dad carry out every last wish he had and advocated for us as a family in every scenario. They talked to me as a human, with kindness and compassion, and left no questions un-answered.”

    During Barry’s time at Myton, Charlotte and her family accessed the relative’s accommodation.
    “The relatives accommodation was made available, which was such a relief amongst the sadness that consumed me. I stayed there for two nights, but in the final days, they put me up in a camp bed, held my hand and in those darkest hours, supported me.

    “They are a truly wonderful team at the hospice and they deserve all the credit in the world. They made the worst time of my life that bit more manageable with their constant love and support.

    “This quote sums it up for me: ‘Good people do things for other people. That’s it.’”

    Charlotte visits Coventry Myton Hospice with her two children to see her dad’s In Memory plaque in the memory garden.

    She said:
    “I have been back to the hospice regularly since Dad passed. I feel at peace there. All of the staff remember us. Truth be told, I don’t think they forget a soul that walks into the hospice. That’s how wonderful they are. They all come and give me a hug and take the time to sit and chat with me, making me feel like I am home again. With my dad. It’s just a magical place.

    “Having a plaque in the memory garden is lovely. I often take my two children back there to see Grandad and watch the butterflies soaring high around his precious spirit.”

    In memory of her father, Charlotte has set herself a fundraising goal for Myton. Charlotte has raised money to support Coventry Myton Hospice’s relative’s accommodation, providing the little extras to make loved ones’ stay that little bit more comfortable. From mattress toppers to body wash, Charlotte wants to provide a little more normality for families going through end of life.

    Charlotte credited her selfless giving to her father, saying:
    “My dad was a charitable man, and during this time of sadness I wanted to try and help the next family supporting their loved ones through end of life. I look forward to seeing how this will help them in their time of need.”

    With your sponsorship and fundraising, you can help more people like Barry and Charlotte when they need us most, now and in the future.

     

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  • Your fundraising...


    We do not suggest a minimum sponsorship amount, we just ask that you raise as much as possible. Your registration fee covers the cost of the event, but it is your sponsorship money which makes the difference to our patients and their families.

    To reach our target of £57,000 we rely entirely on you raising sponsorship.

    Have a look at the difference the money you raise will make:

    • £56 covers the cost of two hours specialist nursing care

    • £112 will fund a patient’s meals for one week

    • £120 will fund a Myton at Home nurse to visit a patient at home

    • £212 will fund a Respite bed for one day

    • £450 will fund an inpatient bed for one day

    • £1,160 will fund our Rugby Myton Support Hub for one week


    Online Fundraising...


    You can rarely scroll through social media these days without seeing a fundraising page, and that is because it is one of the most effective and easiest ways of encouraging your family, friends and colleagues to sponsor you. By setting up a JustGiving page you can easily share your fundraising efforts and progress on Facebook and Twitter as often as you want to. Having an online fundraising page also means you do not have to physically collect money after the event – it comes straight to us – and Gift Aid is automatically calculated and processed.

    You can also keep an eye on our JustGiving Top Fundraisers leader board to see if you’re in the top 10! Want to find out how to set up a JustGiving page? Please read the flyer included in this pack. 

     

    Facebook Fundraising...


    Please let us know, by emailing the Events Team, if you set up a Fundraiser on Facebook; we receive limited information from Facebook which makes it extremely hard for us to link the donation to your fundraising otherwise.

     

    Match Funding...


    These are two words charities love to hear! Many employers offer match funding which means they will match what you have raised (to a certain amount), potentially doubling what you raise for Myton! Why not speak to your employer to find out if this is something they will do?

     

    Gift Aid...


    UK tax payers can raise an additional 25% through Gift Aid at no extra cost to themselves. To ensure we can claim Gift Aid we need the full name, home address and post code of your sponsors – and of course don’t forget to tick the Gift Aid box! 

     

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