Myton hospice has been established for a no of years in Warwick and Rugby. As there were no similar facilities available in Coventry at the time, it was decided in 2003 to build one on a similar model next to the then new proposed University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire.
Upon launching their fundraising appeal for the initial build, Lions Club of Coventry Godiva were one of the first charities to be approached for assistance. Myton Hospice was then nominated as the President’s charity in 2004/2005. Fundraising for this was done through the Club’s flagship event the Godiva Lions Mela, Diwali night, New Year’s Eve Party, Ghazal night and other events and an initial cheque for £5,001 was presented at the club’s Charter night in November 2014. Further donations were made in subsequent years through fundraising at the Donkey Derby and other events as the hospice was being built and finally operational.
Extract from Myton Hospice Website:
“At Myton we believe that everyone matters for every single moment of their life and that treating patients with dignity and respect is more important than meeting targets. We passionately believe that the final part of someone’s life is as important as the beginning. We also know that making someone feel better is not just about medicine – sometimes holding someone’s hand or taking the time to listen to their fears makes the greatest difference – if someone you love was dying isn’t that what you would want for them?
We work with up to 1,000 patients and their families each year across Coventry and Warwickshire, 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.”