Captain’s Charity 2020

Our Club Captains Ed and Julie Ingram have chosen The Myton Hospices as the Captain’s Charity for 2020. Myton is a local charity with Hospices in Coventry, Rugby and Warwick.

About The Myton Hospices

At The Myton Hospices we believe that everyone matters for every single moment of their life; we focus on enhancing life when cure is no longer an option. We are leaders in compassionate end of life care; our work centres on our patients and involving them in decisions about their care. Perhaps most importantly we give them more quality time with their loved ones.

At the heart of what we do is patient wellbeing; from managing symptoms and controlling pain to providing social interaction so that they don’t feel alone, from delivering emotional, physical, psychological and spiritual support to offering a relaxed and friendly environment where friends, family and pets are welcome. We 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.

Last year we supported more than 1,800 people and their families, in our three hospices, via our patient & family support services, and in the community through Myton at Home. We are a charity and we have to raise £9.2 million of the £12.3 million we need this year to continue providing our services free of charge, we can’t do it without support from people like you.

Myton Hospice Coventry

 

The Myton Hospice Story

In 1979 the Bishop of Coventry set up a committee to discuss the possibility of opening a hospice for people in need of special care in the Warwickshire and Coventry areas. An appeal for money was launched. Funding came from many sources, as it does now, including Rotarians, Lions, Round Tables, and various other charitable organisations and many individuals.

Myton Hamlet, then a disused children’s home, was purchased from Warwickshire County Council. Architects and builders came in to convert the building into a hospice. An act of faith was required to buy the place, and carry out the alterations, without all of the money required to cover the costs, but by the time the hospice was ready to open enough money had been raised to pay for everything!

The Duchess of Kent formally opened the Hospice and planted a tree, in September 1982. The Day Hospice in Warwick opened two years later. In 1998 our purpose built in-patient unit was opened, and was followed by a new day hospice a year later.

In 2002 the people of Rugby raised £1million to build the Rugby Myton Day Hospice which provides day care to the people of Rugby and the surrounding area. The final link in the Myton chain is the Coventry Myton Hospice, with an in-patient unit and a day hospice, which opened in 2009 after a £7million fundraising appeal.

Myton Hospice Coventry
 

For more information please visit www.mytonhospice.org

Captain’s Charity Golf Day 2020

Help support Myton Hospice by signing up for our Captain’s Charity Golf Day held on Tuesday the 2nd June 2020.


Captain’s Charity Golf Day Entry Form