COVENTRY HOSPICE GIVEN A BOOST BY LOWER PRECINCT

Coventry’s Myton Hospice is set for a financial boost, after being confirmed as Lower Precinct’s Charity Partner for 2015/16. Following an online vote, which saw over 50% of the public back the charity, it will now take advantage of the partnership, which officially starts on 1 October.

Based on Clifford Bridge Road, Myton Hospice Coventry provides high quality specialist care to people nearing the end of life. They focus on meeting the physical, psychological and social needs of patients and their families; with the highest standard of treatment and support in palliative care. Having just added six further beds to the facility, this 12-month partnership will help the hospice’s continued growth, directly supporting local patients and families.

“The partnership with Lower Precinct gives Myton Hospice the opportunity to promote what they do and fundraise to our 200,000 weekly shoppers. We are currently working with the team to develop an extensive plan for promotion and fundraising, which will include events and sporting activities in the centre that will engage and include our shoppers. The work Myton Hospice does in Coventry – and the two other sites in Rugby and Warwick – is fantastic and we’re delighted that they have been chosen. We hope to raise their profile locally in the coming months and raise lots of money for those who use the facility,” said Nicola Cormell, Centre Manager at Lower Precinct.

Myton Hospice will appear regularly at Lower Precinct, including during the busy Christmas season, in the hope of raising awareness and funds for the Coventry hospice which can currently take up to 12 patients in their inpatient unit at any one time and this will increase to 16 by the end of the year. In addition to this, there is also a Day Hospice, specialist outpatient clinics, complimentary therapy team and creative art therapy. Support for patients’ and their families are also available from our counselling and bereavement support services and multi-faith pastoral care teams.

Rosie Houghton, Corporate Fundraiser for The Myton Hospices says “We are delighted to have been selected as the Lower Precinct Charity of the Year! They have some fantastic ideas to raise vital awareness and funds for the hospice. Here’s to a successful partnership and to getting to know the team!”

As Coventry’s premier shopping destination, Lower Precinct remains dedicated to giving back to the community, through its own events and retailer activity. Zoe’s Place has just completed its partnership with the centre, raising over £2,000 for respite and palliative terminal care to babies and support for their parents.

Over the coming months, details of how to meet the Myton Hospice team and get involved in fundraising will be announced on the Lower Precinct website: lowerprecinct.com.

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