The Myton Hospices receives early Christmas present to ease financial corona struggle - The Leamington Observer

The Myton Hospices receives early Christmas present to ease financial corona struggle

Leamington Editorial 5th Sep, 2020   0

A STAUNCH supporter of the Myton Hospices has gifted the charity an early Christmas present to ease the financial impact of the pandemic.

Leamington-based Box Factory is among the charity’s most valued corporate supporters – making generous donations every Christmas to mark the season of good will.

But the covid-19 pandemic and the impact it has had on Myton’s fundraising has seen the company bring forward £5,000 of its annual donation to help the charity to continue its services following the crippling of its fundraising efforts at the hands of coronavirus.

Box Factory managing director Neil Price said he hoped the donation would inspire other companies to support Myton in its hour of need.

He added: “We have been supporting The Myton Hospices for 13 years and traditionally make a donation at Christmas time. But we know how hard Myton’s fundraising has been hit by coronavirus, so thought making a donation now would be a big help when it is needed most.

“I would like to urge fellow businesses who may have some charity money in reserves, or who are lucky enough to be in a financial position to do so, to donate that money now rather than hold onto it – Myton needs your support now, more than ever.”

Over the years, Box Factory has donated many thousands of pounds to Myton, supporting its work caring for terminally ill people across Coventry and Warwickshire.

And the ‘early Christmas present’ has also been welcomed by Corporate Fundraiser Chris Willmott. He said: “Box Factory are such fabulous supporters and I was delighted when I received the call from MD Neil Price to say the company wanted to break from tradition and make this wonderful donation to help Myton at this hugely difficult time.

“Our fundraising was literally crippled overnight and it is thanks to the support of everyone who has donated, taken part in our virtual events, responded to our urgent appeal, or brought forward their usual donations that we have been able to maintain business as usual, government restrictions aside.

“I would like to echo Mr Price’s appeal for anyone who can, businesses or individuals, to support us through these challenging times, and ensure we can continue to provide our amazing services to the people of Coventry and Warwickshire and their families. A huge thank you to Box Factory and to everyone for your amazing support over the past four months.”

Email [email protected] to support Myton.

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