Thanks to amazing support, The Myton Hospices have been able to buy two Cuddle Beds!

Categories: Care and Fundraising.

Thanks to the fundraising and generosity of supporters, as well as a donation from the Morrisons Foundation, The Myton Hospices have been able to fund two Cuddle Beds, now in situ at their Coventry and Warwick Hospices.

Cuddle Beds are a very special type of Hospice bed, folding out to enable a patient’s loved ones to lie alongside them – just as they would in a traditional double bed – and give them the most special of cuddles at a time they need it most.

Over the festive period, Myton asked businesses, schools and local communities to host Festive Fun Days to raise the funds needed for a Cuddle Bed.

Ranging from Christmas jumper days to Christmas quizzes, and festive bake sales to selling ‘Reindeer Food’, Festive Fun Days proved to be a massive fundraising hit! The Myton Hospices would like to say thank you to everyone who organised, took part and donated to one of these events!

Donations were also pouring in from festive community fundraising too, with bucket collectors raising thousands at the Royal Spa Centre’s pantomime. The Myton Hospices would like to say a big thank you to Warwick District Council and the Royal Spa Centre for selecting Myton as their chosen Charity of the Year, their amazing volunteers and everyone who donated at the shows!

The response was incredible and, thanks to your amazing support, Myton were able to raise the funds for a Cuddle Bed.

The Morrisons Foundation also kindly donated the funds for a Cuddle Bed enabling the hospice to have one on each of their Inpatient Units at Coventry and Warwick. Patients and their loved ones are already using the new beds to enjoy special moments and create precious memories – thanks to your incredible support!

Less than a week after the Cuddle Bed arrived at Warwick Myton Hospice it was being used by a patient and his young grandchildren – the family told staff just how special it was to be able to capture some precious photos and have memories to last a lifetime.

Tracie Beechey, Deputy Ward Manager at Warwick Myton Hospice said:

“We would like to say a huge thank you to the Morrisons Foundation and to all of our generous supporters who helped to fund two Cuddle Bed for our patients and their families.

A Cuddle Bed can be expanded widthways so that families can knock down the physical barrier of being close to their loved one, they can lay next to each other and cuddle up without causing any discomfort. We believe the need for physical touch heightens as people grow more unwell so anything we can do to help facilitate those special moments is so important.

We pride ourselves on giving our patients quality time with their loved ones and providing a compassionate approach to end-of-life care – these cuddle beds really will make a big difference. Thank you!”

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At The Myton Hospices we believe that everyone matters for every single moment of their life; we focus on enhancing life when cure is no longer an option. We are not just about end of life care, we are here to support patients and their loved ones right from the moment they are diagnosed.

We have three hospices in Coventry, Rugby and Warwick, and have the only Hospice Inpatient beds in Coventry and Warwickshire. We care for people living with a wide range of terminal illnesses including Respiratory, Heart & Neurological conditions, Cancer and Organ failure.

We are a charity and we have to raise £10.5 million of the £13.25 million we need this year to continue providing our services free of charge. Just 20% of our funding comes from the NHS. We rely on donations and support from our local communities.

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