25th Feb, 2021

Myton Hospice supporters urged to step up for marathon challenge

SUPPORTERS of The Myton Hospices are being urged to step up to the charity’s latest marathon fund-raiser.

Throughout the pandemic the charity has been forced to adapt many of its traditional fund-raising events which have been cancelled, postponed or switched online.

And now, the charity is hoping to inspire its supporters to hit the fund-raising trail for the Myton Marathon.

The organisation is appealing to people to use the onset of spring and the lighter nights to throw themselves into the challenge and go that extra mile – 26.2 of them to be precise – for the cause.

Participants can run, walk or jog, complete a marathon in a day or a little bit each day of March – as long as the grand total is met.

Myton spokeswoman Clare Cropp said: “Winter lockdown has seen a lot of people stuck at home way more than they would normally be.

“We hope this new Myton Marathon challenge will be the perfect tonic to get you up and out, back building up your fitness and having some great fun while raising vital money for Myton as we continue to battle the effects of covid-19.

“With 31 days in March, participants would only have to commit to less than a mile a day to complete the challenge – unless of course you would like to do more.”

Those who raise over £75 will receive a Myton water bottle, while a Fitbit Inspire is on offer for the event’s biggest fund-raiser.

Services boosted by funds would include children’s bereavement counselling sessions, patient meals and home visits.

The organisation runs three hospices in Coventry, Rugby and Warwick and staff also visit those who prefer to be cared for at home.

Visit www.mytonhospice.org/marathon to sign up for £3.

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