A team of intrepid fundraisers will spend 5 days trekking along the famous Inca Trail to the historic citadel of Machu Pichu.
This year we have to raise £9.2 million of the £12 million we need to continue providing our services free of charge, we cant do it without your support.
Our Assistant Events Manager, Rebecca Richards, knows first-hand the difference Myton makes when a loved one is diagnosed with a terminal or life limiting illness. In 2015 her grandad died at Warwick Myton Hospice.
When Paps was diagnosed, he told my Gran that he wanted to die at Myton if he couldnt be at home in his last days. He was such a supporter of the hospice, having had friends and family cared for there.
He was admitted to Warwick Hospital and it was clear he was very unwell. We asked if he could be referred to Warwick Myton Hospice but the hospital staff really didnt think he would survive the ambulance journey. My dad, aunty and Gran decided they still wanted to try and grant his request though, whatever the risk.
My dad travelled in the ambulance with Paps he had been unresponsive for about a day and was still unconscious in the ambulance but as we were driving past his favourite pub he opened his eyes and squeezed my dads hand! He knew what was happening, where he was going.
When we arrived at Myton everyones mood changed. Paps got to have a proper wash, the nurses made sure he was clean-shaven which cheered my Gran up no end. We only spent a couple of days at Myton but the difference it made was huge.
Towards the end, everyone was together in his room. My cousin started playing Paps and Grans favourite song and it was while that was playing that Paps took his last breaths.
I was at university studying Events Management when Paps died. After, the goal was always to work at Myton. I got the job of Challenge Events Coordinator in 2016 and a year later I climbed Kilimanjaro in aid of Myton! It was hard, but I kept thinking about why I was challenging myself, and that the money we were raising would mean more people like Paps could have a good death.
The money you raise will ensure more people like John Richards (Paps) and his family can access our services when they need us most, now and in the future.
To reach our target of £42,000 we rely entirely on you raising sponsorship. Have a look at the difference the money you raise will make:
£50 covers the cost of two hours 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.