19th Aug, 2019

Overwhelming demand sees Myton Hospice appeal take flight

Laura Kearns 11th Jul, 2019

‘OVERWHELMING’ demand has seen Myton Hospices’ The Butterfly Effect appeal take full flight.

The recently launched fund-raiser will see 1,000 3D butterflies displayed at Coventry Cathedral later this month. People bought the butterflies in memory of a loved one and will take them home when the installation is removed.

And the campaign has proved so popular an extra 500 are set to be created.

While the new butterflies will not be finished in time to be included in the display – which is inspired by the Tower of London poppies – buyers can still take their butterfly home.

Myton chief executive Ruth Freeman said: “We have been overwhelmed by the number of people who have joined The Butterfly Effect and purchased a butterfly in memory of loved ones and in support of The Myton Hospices – thank you all.

“Demand has been so high that the 1,000 butterflies we commissioned to be part of the installation at Coventry Cathedral have now sold out.

“But we know lots of people would still like to buy a butterfly, so we are commissioning a second run.

“They won’t be ready in time to form part of the installation, but can still be purchased as a tribute to your loved ones and in support of Myton. By doing so you will be part of The Butterfly Effect, ensuring we can support more patients and their families, now and in the future. Together we can make a difference.”

The display will run from July 19 to August 2.

Visit www.mytonhospice.org/butterflyeffect to buy a butterfly for £30 or find out more.

* INTREPID fund-raisers are being urged to sign up to Myton Hospices’ next challenge – trekking the historic Inca Trail.

The charity hosts an overseas fund-raising event each year, and its next trip will be a trip to Peru in November 2020.

It will include a five day trek along the Inca Trail finishing at Machu Picchu, taking in Peruvian forests, mountain peaks and valleys. There will also be a stop at the the city of Cusco before returning home.

Spokeswoman Charlotte Harris said: “We wanted to give our supporters the opportunity to take part in a once in a lifetime experience to raise money for Myton.

“Machu Picchu is one of the new Seven Wonders of the world, and this is definitely a bucket list expedition. We are so thrilled to be able to take our supporters on this unforgettable challenge.

“We’re aiming high with a fundraising target of £42,000, which the people who sign up to this event will help us to hit.”

Visit mytonhopsice.org/inca to find out more.

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