New book documents history of Myton Hospice - The Leamington Observer

New book documents history of Myton Hospice

Leamington Editorial 11th Aug, 2017   0

‘FOUNDING fathers’ of Myton Hospice have helped pen a history documenting its 35 year history.

Chair of Trustees Noel Hunter and Mike Cotton decided a book should be written to chart the charity’s life to date.

Michael Jeffs – who has written several books about Warwickshire history – lent a hand with the compiling of ‘The Myton Hospice; The First 35 Years’.

Myton’s first hospice in Warwick opened in 1982, but the campaign to fund the project was launched in 1979. By the time it opened the doors, £500,000 had been raised by founding trustees and dedicated fundraisers.

The Myton Hamlet site which trustees had earmarked to become their hospice was originally built in 1938 and was a children’s home for 40 years.

Mr Hunter, said: “As we approach our 35th anniversary it would be a tragedy if our early history was lost and there is as I discovered much inspiration that can be drawn from those who turned a dream into a reality.

“The people who founded Myton took a real risk on it. If those people hadn’t put the effort in and taken the chance, Myton would never have happened. If we didn’t write about Myton’s history now, some things could have been completely forgotten.”

The book costs £5 and is available from the reception at Myton’s three hospices, as well as its charity shops across Coventry and Warwickshire.

All money raised will go to the charity.

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