Walk for Myton 2017

  • Date:

    14th May 2017

  • Location:

    Warwick Myton Hospice

  • Summary:

    Picture your ideal Sunday. Does it involve a peaceful walk in the picturesque Warwickshire countryside? If so, Walk for Myton could be the Myton fundraising event for you and the whole family- even your dog!


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    Picture your ideal Sunday. Does it involve a peaceful walk in the picturesque Warwickshire countryside? If so, Walk for Myton could be the Myton fundraising event for you and the whole family- even your dog!

    Walk for Myton is a sponsored walk which starts and ends at Warwick Myton Hospice. You can choose between three different routes, a casual 3 mile stroll, a more demanding 6 mile walk or a 12 mile hike for those looking for a challenge.

    After you have completed your chosen route, you are invited to relax in the stunning grounds where we will be offering a range of entertainment on site for all the family! You can enjoy some tasty food from our BBQ, treat yourself to a well-deserved drink (or two) and unwind to some live music.

    This event is free to sign up to. However, the success of this walk is dependant on you being able to raise sponsorship or making a donation instead.
  • Routes


    3 mile route


    This is a family based walk along the canal path and encompassing Victoria Park. Approximately 1 hour

     


    6 mile route


    A little bit more challenging this route takes you along the canal paths and the beautiful Jephson Gardens. Approximately 2 hours

     


    12 mile route


    The most challenging route takes you along the canal, into the countryside and picturesque village of Offchurch. Approximately 4 hours

     

    *Please note that the 3 mile and the 6 mile routes are wheel chair and push chair friendly, however the 12 mile route is more of a cross country route which contains stiles.
  • Event guide


    Event guide PDF

    Route maps PDF

    Location: Walk for Myton starts and ends at our Warwick Myton Hospice (Myton Lane, Myton Road, Warwick, CV34 6PX).

    Check-in: will be based in a large red gazebo in the front car park, you won’t need to bring anything with you, but please let our lovely volunteers know how much sponsorship you have managed to raise so far. This is also where you will collect your walker ID please use a couple of safety pins to attach this to your top/jacket.

    Date: Sunday 14th May 2017

    Time: Set off at your leisure between 8:30am and 10:00am.

    Parking: Parking is available at the Social Services, Warwick School and Myton School coach park, these locations are just a short walk away; there will be signage and volunteers in fluorescent tabards who will direct you.

    The route: Please check out the enclosed maps for more detail:

    3 mile route: Approximately 1 hour

    This is a family based walk along the canal path and encompassing Victoria Park.

    6 mile route: Approximately 2 hours

    A little bit more challenging this route takes you along the canal paths and the beautiful Jephson Gardens.   

    12 mile route: Approximately 4 hours

    The most challenging of the three routes takes you along the canal and into the picturesque village of Offchurch, where you can take in all the wonderful local countryside.

    All routes are on a mixture of terrain- canal towpaths, bridleways, public footpaths across fields, country lanes parks and general foot paths. Please note that the canal paths vary in width in certain places and can be quite narrow!

    The route is clearly sign posted with fluorescent yellow arrows and there are volunteers marshals around the route to direct you too.

    Safety: Warwickshire Ambulance Association will be providing First Aid for this event, if there are any incidents please call the events mobile on: 07599 752 835 and we will ensure somebody gets to you.

    If you do fall into the water please stay calm and swim to the side, avoid entering the water to rescue someone if possible. Please also be careful when crossing roads, always face oncoming traffic. The 12 mile route takes you along a footpath through the private grounds of OffChurch Bury where there are often horse riders or cattle, please take care along this section.

    Please make sure you wear sensible footwear and weather appropriate clothing, also keep hydrated and use sunscreen factor 20 or above.

    Refreshments: There will be a BBQ in the garden, along with ice-cream and games/entertainment, so don’t forget to take some spare change! We will also have a Myton photo booth- make sure you get a photo when you return with some props!

    Facilities: You will be offered a bottle of water when you set off and there are toilet facilities available at the Hospice. There will be refreshments and toilets available at Jephson Park (all routes), Off Church village hall (12 mile route) and Newbold Commyn leisure centre (6 and 12 mile routes).

    Merchandise: We will be selling a range of Myton merchandise, including our very cute Myton branded dog bandanas modelled here by our very popular resident reception dog Robbie!
  • This year we are hoping to raise £40,000, this would be enough to fund Warwick Day Hospice for almost 12 weeks’.


    In order to reach this target we solely rely on you raising sponsorship. We don’t suggest a minimum but it might help you to know the difference the money you raise will make…

    In the last 12 months, we have worked with and supported over 2,300 patients and their families across Coventry and Warwickshire. This is in our hospices, via our patient and family support services and in the community through Myton at Home.


    We have to raise over £8 million each year to continue providing our care. We can’t do it without people like you.


    Online Fundraising


    By setting up a Just Giving page you can share your fundraising page on Facebook and Twitter, this is a great way of encouraging your family, friends and colleagues to support you. Having a Just Giving Page means you also don’t have to physically collect money off people after the event, plus Gift Aid is automatically calculated and processed!

    Create your online fundraising page here


    Match Funding


    There are two words charities love to hear- Match Funding! Many employers offer match funding which means they match (to a given amount) the money you have raised-potentially doubling your sponsorship money. Why not find out from your employer if this is something you can do?


    Gift Aid


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


    The Myton Hospices Walk for Myton 2017 In Memory T-Shirt Single Sided Warwick Coventry Leamington Spa Rugby

    Many of those taking part in our Walk for Myton event do so in memory of their loved ones. 

    We can provide our Myton Forever in Our Hearts in memory t-shirts that can be personalised just for you.

    Single sided t-shirts can be personalised with the name of your loved one and double sided personalised with a name and a photo of your choice on the back.

    You can either purchase these through the registration process or via our online shop if you have already signed up.  If you have any questions the just call 01926 838 830 or email inmemory@mytonhospice.org


    Children's t-shirts inc. P&P


    £8.50 single sided

    £10.50 double sided


    Adults t-shirts inc. P&P


    £10.00 single sided

    £12.00 double sided

    Sign up for free today!

    Visit the online shop
  • Double sided


    The Myton Hospices Walk for Myton 2017 In Memory T-Shirt Double Sided Warwick Coventry Leamington Spa Rugby

    Many of those taking part in our Walk for Myton event do so in memory of their loved ones. 

    We can provide our Myton Forever in Our Hearts in memory t-shirts that can be personalised just for you.

    Single sided t-shirts can be personalised with the name of your loved one and double sided personalised with a name and a photo of your choice on the back.

    You can either purchase these through the registration process or via our online shop if you have already signed up.  If you have any questions the just call 01926 838 830 or email inmemory@mytonhospice.org


    Children's t-shirts inc. P&P


    £8.50 single sided

    £10.50 double sided


    Adults t-shirts inc. P&P


    £10.00 single sided

    £12.00 double sided

    Sign up for free today!

    Visit the online shop