Virtual Walk for Myton

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  • Date:

    20th May 2020 - 20th June 2020

  • Price:

    FREE!

  • Summary:

    On Sunday 18th May we would have been joined by hundreds of supporters taking on one of our three routes while raising money for The Myton Hospices. Although sadly that wasn’t possible this year, we know how much our supporters love...


  • Virtual Walk for Myton 2020


    On Sunday 17th May we would have been joined by hundreds of supporters taking on one of our three routes while raising money for The Myton Hospices. Although sadly that wasn’t possible this year, we know how much our supporters love taking part in this event in memory of a loved one or with family and friends and we wanted to make sure you still had the chance to do this whilst supporting Myton!

    We have shared our usual 3, 6 and 12 mile routes* with you, starting from St Nicholas Park rather than Warwick Myton Hospice this year, or you could choose your own route from home or a local favourite place!

    *Please note these routes are slightly different to previous years to ensure the distances are correct and be sure to keep in line with government guidelines and social distancing.

     

    This event is free to sign up to but we do rely on you raising sponsorship or making a donation to help us reach our fundraising target.


    Now more than ever we need your help to raise vital funds so we can continue to support those who need us, now and in the future. With £9.2 million to raise this year in order to continue providing our services free of charge, every penny you can raise in sponsorship or donate makes a massive difference!

    Sign up free today!
  • Routes & Strava


    The beauty of this event is that you can pick your own route right from your front door or favourite local spot!

    We ask you to keep a record of your distance/s and let us know when you have completed your full distance to receive your certificate.

     

    Linking your Strava to your JustGiving page:


    You can now link your JustGiving page to your Strava to share updates with your supporters on how your challenge is going.

    For step by step instructions please see: https://help.justgiving.com/hc/en-us/articles/360007215857-Connecting-your-Fundraising-Page-to-Strava

    No personal data is transferred between Strava and JustGiving. Strava can hide map locations i.e. if you were to start your activity from your home and didn’t want to share this you can hide the map but share a photo instead. You change this in your Strava in settings.

     

    Strava routes


    3 Mile Strava route

    6 Mile Strava route

    12 Mile Strava route
  • Help us reach our £30,000 target!


    You can rarely scroll through your Facebook newsfeed without seeing at least one fundraising page and that is because it is one of the most effective, easiest ways of encouraging families, friends and colleagues to sponsor you.

    By setting up a JustGiving page, you can share your fundraising page on social media as little or as often as you want to. Having an online fundraising page also means you do not have to physically collect money after the event, plus Gift Aid is automatically calculated and processed.

    If you haven't already why not set up your online fundraising page through JustGiving with just a few simple clicks.

    Make a fundraising page - JustGiving

    If you need help setting up your JustGiving page please click here.

    Facebook Fundraising

    Please let us know, by emailing the Events Team on events@mytonhospice.org, 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.
  • The difference your support makes...


    This year we have to raise £9.2 million so we can be there for more people like John Burnell and his family:

    The Myton Hospices – John Burnell – Patient Stories Header – Warwick Coventry Leamington Spa Rugby Warwickshire

    When he was told his cancer was terminal, and that he was dying, John wanted to be at home with his wife Maureen, and children Lisa and Simon. He didn't like any fuss or bother, and so the Myton at Home team were called in.

    The Myton nurses washed and dressed him, brushed his teeth, took him to the toilet; all the things he didn't want his family to have to do for him. He wanted to maintain some dignity as his independence was lost.

    His daughter Lisa said: “Dad was still a person and still had his pride despite being poorly, thanks to Myton. We had the security of having people around who knew what they were doing and could take control. They arranged for night sits because mum was getting very little sleep as dad was constantly calling for her for something or to sit with him and hold his hand.

    The Myton Hospices – John Burnell – Patient Stories Header – Warwick Coventry Leamington Spa Rugby Warwickshire

    John was at home for just 10 days before he died.

    On the day dad passed away he was talking in the morning and then just fell asleep. We could tell he was still there because we sat with him, talking about things which we had done together as a family and every now and then you could see a flicker of a smile on his face. He took his last breath around the time the Myton team were due to come.

    The Myton at Home nurses took care of everything for the family – they made all the necessary phone calls while also being there for the family and making cups of tea.

    The Myton Hospices – John Burnell – Patient Stories Header – Warwick Coventry Leamington Spa Rugby Warwickshire

    To reach our target of £30,000 we rely on people raising sponsorship. Have a look at the difference this money will make:

    • £50 covers the cost of two hours of specialist nursing care.

    • £175 is the upkeep cost of our relatives' accommodation for a week.

    • £460 will fund an inpatient bed for one day.

    • £2,000 would buy a patient specific recliner chair to enable patients to spend time out of bed.


    Make a fundraising page - JustGiving

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