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Warwick to get neon makeover in aid of Myton Hospice

Leamington Editorial 23rd Aug, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

THE STREETS of Warwick will be getting a neon makeover in aid of Myton Hospice.

Hundreds are set to run, jog or walk 5km around the town on Saturday September 10 to raise money for the charity.

Participants can expect to be splattered with fluorescent bubbles, run through UV light zones and enjoy stopping in ‘glow zones’ – complete with colourful lanterns, dazzling lights and dance music.

Myton nurse Sara Houghton said: “I am really looking forward to Glow in the Moonlight, especially the build-up on the night at the castle before the event starts. I have had family and close friends at Myton myself and I want to be able to help fund the services we provide in the local community, especially the Myton at Home service we are trying to set up in the Warwick and Leamington area because this is something we really need for the patients.”

Organisers hope to raise £55,000 from the event, which would be enough to fund all of Myton’s counselling services – including children’s service Rainbow Ripples – for six months.

The hospice runs centres in Warwick, Coventry and Rugby and also provides home care. Each year more than £8million needs to be raised to ensure it can keep running.

Registration to the Glow in the Moonlight event costs £20 for adults, £10 for children and £40 for a family.

Visit www.mytonhospice.org/event/glow-in-the-moonlight to find out more.