Coventry Myton Hospice cash boost
Myton Hospice in Coventry has received a £500 cash boost, thanks to the fundraising efforts of a 20-strong team of staff from National Express Coventry.
Sharon Challis-Brown, Staff Performance Manager at the Coventry bus garage, made an application to the National Express Employee Charity Panel for funding on behalf of herself and 19 other members of staff who took part in the Coventry Fun Run earlier this month.
Sharon Challis-Brown (fourth from left, top row) with other National Express Coventry staff
The National Express Employee Charity Panel was so impressed by the team effort that they agreed to donate £500 to Myton Hospice, the charity which Sharon and her colleagues chose to raise money for.
Sharon said: "National Express Coventry has been supporting Myton Hospice for a number of years. Some of our staff have used the services due to family members becoming ill, so this was our opportunity to give something back."
The National Express Employee Charity Panel helps support employees in their own charitable work. The panel is made up of employees from around the National Express business who meet quarterly to decide which good causes they will support. The panel awarded over £18,000 to 55 charities and organisations nominated by employees throughout 2012.
Myton Hospices provide high quality, specialist care to people whose condition no longer responds to curative treatment, from diagnosis to death. Their aim is to meet the physical, psychological, spiritual and social needs and ensure their families are supported both through and after this difficult time. Myton is also committed to training, supporting and encouraging other care providers to practise good palliative care.