Festive fundraising banks cash for cuddle beds at The Myton Hospices - The Leamington Observer

Festive fundraising banks cash for cuddle beds at The Myton Hospices

THERE are set to be cuddles aplenty at The Myton Hospices thanks to festive fundraising.

Two cuddle beds are now in situ at the Warwick and Coventry Hospices following donations from the Morrisons Foundation and Festive Fun Days.

Cuddle beds are a very special type of hospice bed, folding out to enable a patient’s loved ones to lie alongside them – just as they would in a traditional double bed – and give them the most special of cuddles at a time they need it most.

Over the festive period, Myton asked businesses, schools and local communities to host Festive Fun Days to raise the funds needed for a cuddle bed.

Ranging from Christmas jumper days to Christmas quizzes, and festive bake sales to selling ‘Reindeer Food’, the events proved to be a massive fundraising hit.

Bucket collectors raised thousands at the Royal Spa Centre’s pantomime and Warwick District Council selected Myton as its Charity of the Year.

Tracie Beechey, deputy ward manager at Warwick Myton Hospice said: “We would like to say a huge thank you to the Morrisons Foundation and to all of our generous supporters who helped to fund two cuddle beds for our patients and their families. A cuddle bed can be expanded widthways so that families can knock down the physical barrier of being close to their loved one, they can lay next to each other and cuddle up without causing any discomfort.

“We believe the need for physical touch heightens as people grow more unwell so anything we can do to help facilitate those special moments is so important. We pride ourselves on giving our patients quality time with their loved ones and providing a compassionate approach to end-of-life care – these cuddle beds really will make a big difference. Thank you.”


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