Hospice receives double the donations it hoped for on Giving Tuesday - The Leamington Observer

Hospice receives double the donations it hoped for on Giving Tuesday

Laura Kearns 23rd Dec, 2018   0

MYTON Hospices is giving three cheers after doubling up on Giving Tuesday.

The charity joined forces with others across the globe as part of a fund-raising campaign which urges people to think of those in need during the festive time of year.

And while the hospice – which has sites in Warwick, Coventry and Rugby – hoped to raise £3,000, staff were left delighted after more than £6,000 was donated.

The money will be enough to pay for two Myton home nurses to visit two patients for a month.

To help boost donations – which were mostly made through the charity’s website – staff sold chocolate bars, collections were held at various shops and Alveston Choir donated £150.

Charity spokeswoman Charlotte Ingram said: “We would like to say thank you to everyone who helped us to raise such a fantastic amount on Giving Tuesday.

“You all have helped make sure we can continue to be there for more people and their families when they need us most this Christmas.”

* MYTON Hospice’s Warwick shop has undergone a makeover.

The charity shop on Brook Street has been refitted and decorated to showcase its items off.

And its Coventry branch on Jubilee Crescent has recently reopened as the charity’s first clearance shop – with every item on sale for £1.

Volunteers are needed to lend a hand at the hospice’s 25 shops across the county.

Visit www.mytonhospice.org/shops to find out more.

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