Elliott’s Field Shopping Park, which has pledged to support and be involved in the local community as much as possible, has chosen the Rugby Myton Day Hospice in Barby Road as its charity of the year.

The Hammerson-owned shopping park decided to support the Warwickshire charity after a team from the Rugby hospice held an awareness day at Elliott’s Field in April.

Myton Hospice is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year.

The Warwick hospice was opened by the Duchess of Kent in 1982 and the charity now has two more day hospices, in Coventry as well as Rugby, providing palliative care across the county.

The Rugby hospice is celebrating its own anniversary as it is 15 years since the people of Rugby raised £1m to build it.

Shopping Park managers Workman Retail were so impressed with the professionalism and caring approach shown by hospice representatives on their recent visit that they decided to offer their support for fundraising throughout the year.

Steve Murray, manager responsible for the shopping park said: “We’re delighted to be partnering with Rugby Myton Day Hospice. The hospices have to raise around £8m a year to continue to provide care in the region and we want to help in any way we can.

“Whether it’s by offering Elliott’s Field as a venue for their own fundraising or joining with them in the many events they have planned in the coming year, we hope our contribution will help and make a difference.”

Rachael Stevens, Myton Hospice community fundraiser said: “We’re delighted to be working with Elliott’s Field and thank the team for choosing to support Myton as their chosen charity.

“After the warm welcome we received during the awareness day we look forward to meeting more of the local Rugby community over the coming months.”

POSTED: 14.6.17