10th March 2018
Square One, Coventry University
After dark on Saturday 10th March, hundreds of supporters dressed head to toe in neon will gather at Coventry University’s Square One venue to take part in The Myton Hospices’ Glow in the City event.
After dark on Saturday 10th March, hundreds of supporters dressed head to toe in neon will gather at Coventry University’s Square One venue to take part in The Myton Hospices Glow in the City event.
This year’s event will kick off with a ‘pre-glow’ party where participants can take part in a Zumba-style warm-up organised by Zumba instructor, Matt Print and UV colour throw.
Given the phenomenal success of last year’s event, which sold out with a matter of weeks, the organisers are pleased to announce that the neon powder paint and UV bubble tunnel are back by popular demand!
Registration fee for the event includes a glow pack, including a Glow in the City t-shirt, glow sticks and UV powder. Everyone who finishes the route will also be given a bespoke Glow in the City medal!
This year we want to raise £70,000 which is the running cost of our Inpatient Unit at Coventry Myton Hospice for two weeks! This is a huge amount but with your help and support we know we can do it!
Participants can embrace the party and atmosphere created by this year’s organisers thanks to plenty of dance, music and vibrant flashing lights which are set to feature throughout the 5km route around Coventry city centre.
Once they have completed the course, participants are invited back to Square One to dance the night away at the ‘after glow’ party'.
For more information or if you have any problems signing up please call 01926 358 382 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Event Guide and FAQs
We will be organising a pre check-in day on Saturday March 3rd from 10am-1pm at our Coventry Hospice Reception so you can pick up your glow pack in advance of the event; this means you won’t have to check-in on the night itself. We will also be selling some additional merchandise for the night, to ensure everyone looks and feels glow-tastic!
Square One, 3 Jordan Well, Coventry University (CV1 5QT).
There are toilet facilities available at Square One.
There are car parks which are just a short walk away from the venue:
• Cox Street: CV1 5GA
• Salt Lane: Grey Friars Lane, CV1 2GY
Please visit the Coventry City Council website for more details: www.coventry.gov.uk/carparklocations.
Check-in is from 7.30pm at Square One (CV1 5QT). If you have already checked-in at the Pre check-in event you don’t need to check-in on the night.
- Check-in from 7.30pm - Square One.
- Entertainment until 8.45pm – Square One.
- Zumba Warm up with Matt Print from 8:45pm - University Square.
- Set off at 9pm from the blow-up arch - outside Square One.
- Glow after party until midnight - Square One.
There will be a bar located at Square One where you will be able to buy drinks. Food will also be available to buy on the night.
Safety and First Aid
If you are feeling unwell or need first aid please call the events team mobile: 07599 752 835. Warwickshire Ambulance Association will be on hand to deal with any incidents.
Please be aware that the event takes place at night and next to some main roads, so please take care along the route and make sure you are aware of your surroundings.
The route is 5k and incorporates Coventry city centre – please see enclosed map. There will be fluorescent signage around the route, along with our lovely volunteer marshals who will be cheering you along!
This year your glow packs will include a bespoke Glow in the City t-shirt, glow sticks and UV powder (please save this for the countdown to the start of the event!). You will be able to pick your Glow Pack up at the pre check-in event, or when you check-in on the night. Everyone who finishes the route will also be given a bespoke Glow in the City medal.
Heather and David's Story
Doctors Heather and David Dukes dedicated their lives to caring for others. From helping Malaria sufferers while working in Africa to fighting for free healthcare for homeless people in Coventry they always ensured their patients received the best care possible.
When Heather was admitted to Myton Hospice the team worked hard to ensure she received the same high standard of care, as well as offering support to her family. Heather, who worked as a GP in Coventry for many years, was diagnosed with angiosarcoma – a rare form of cancer – and was referred to Myton after a stay in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.
"The thing that really struck us was the cheerfulness of the place. We were met with smiles from everybody and found it to be a place of great comfort and love. One thing that we really appreciated was the spiritual care. We are Christians and we enjoyed being able to take communion around the bed which brought us great comfort"
Heather and David had hoped to celebrate their Golden Wedding Anniversary in September with a big party. After hearing of their plans for a smaller get together, the Myton team offered the family use of the Day Hospice to hold a party for family and friends.
“It was just wonderful to be able to bring our party to Myton and for our friends and family to get together and enjoy a chat and piece of cake with Heather. She really enjoyed it.
During her life Heather was passionate about helping others and successfully campaigned to open the Anchor Centre in Coventry which provides medical care for homeless people and is still in operation today.
She also successfully campaigned to have fluoride introduced into the local water supply – a project the whole family were involved with.
After retiring from medicine, Heather and David enjoyed travelling the world together and taking a keen interest in the outdoors.
“We have always loved wildlife and nature and we were able to bring that hobby into Myton. One of our friends made us some beautiful pots of
flowers which we were able to have on the patio of Heather’s room and we also enjoyed looking out on the garden and seeing the wildlife – particularly the birds and squirrels. We can’t thank Myton enough for all they did for us as a family.
Since Heather came to Myton we have become aware of Myton’s place in our local community with friends and neighbours of ours volunteering and helping with fundraising events and we are now looking to support Myton as a family as a thank you for all the care we received.”
The top 50 fundraisers for Glow in the City will be entered into a prize draw!
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 £70,000 we rely entirely on you raising sponsorship. Have a look at the difference the money you raise will make:
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.
Did you know you can now raise money through Facebook? Simply create your fundraising campaign through our Facebook page and invite your friends to donate.
To find out more please click here
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?
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!
If you are having a spring clean to get rid of unwanted clothes and household goods, why not sell them at a car-boot sale or on eBay to raise sponsorship money? You will get rid of some clutter while raising extra money for Myton!
You could also get your friends round for an evening of wine and movies, or some pampering and ask them for a donation in return. With Valentine’s Day, Pancake Day and the start of Lent all happening before Glow in the City you could unleash your inner Mary Berry with some themed baking to sell to friends, family and work colleagues; indulgent chocolate brownies, fluffy American-style pancakes or even a good old Victoria sponge!