The Myton Hospices is celebrating a successful first year’s trading at its shop in Stratford.
Shop manager Amber Pinkerton said: “The shop has had an incredibly successful first year and we cannot thank the people of Stratford and the surrounding areas enough for their support and kind donations.”
Myton retail operations manager Cath D’Eath said the charity shops helped raise the millions of pounds needed each year to enable the hospices in Warwick, Rugby and Coventry – and the Myton at Home teams – to provide vital support and care to people with terminal and life-limiting illnesses.
She said the charity had the only inpatient beds in Coventry and Warwickshire providing respite, symptom control and end of life care.
Myton’s services, particularly our inpatient units, serve the people of Stratford and the shop provides a wonderful opportunity for local people to connect with us, as well as supporting the charity,” she said. The shop is situated next to Morrisons on Alcester Road.
Nick Watts, a commercial solicitor with Blythe Liggins in Leamington, who has handled the leases for Myton shops for many years, said the number of shops across Coventry and Warwickshire now stands at 27, providing vital contributions to the £9.2 million funding needed each year to run the three hospices. “The shops are an absolutely vital part of the fundraising,” he said.