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9th Dec, 2021

MP Matt Western jumps in the saddle in aid of Myton Hospice

Ian Hughes 5th Aug, 2020

MP Matt Western got on his bike for The Myton Hospices.

The Warwick and Leamington MP cycled a gruelling 111 miles – equivalent to riding from Leamington to Southampton – in a bid to raise £2,500.

He was taking part for the second time in the charity’s annual Cycle Challenge – held virtually this year due to Covid-19 – from which the charity hopes to raise £50,000.

With up to 80 per cent of the charity’s fund-raising impacted by the pandemic, sponsorship from the community is more important than ever to ensure they can continue to provide its services free of charge to people with a terminal or life limiting illness, and their families.

Mr Western said: “A huge thanks to everyone who has sponsored my charity ride so far to raise much-needed funds for Myton Hospice.

“Due to the pandemic, Myton Hospice really is desperate for donations so I decided to go all out.

“There’s still time to donate, so please do so if you possibly can. These are tough times for everyone but every little bit helps. Myton Hospice is a fantastic organisation and it needs to raise significant funds to keep themselves going.”

And Myton Hospice thanked Mr Western for his support.

A spokeswoman said: “We would like to thank Matt for his ongoing support and his remarkable efforts in our Cycle Challenge this year. We would also like to thank everyone who has donated to Matt’s fundraiser so far.

“It is a difficult time for charities and this money will make a huge difference to ensure people with life-limiting illnesses and their families get the support they need from us.”

Visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Mattwestern to donate.

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