Myton help in Vinod’s memory

Vinod Mistry.
Vinod Mistry.

Funds have been raised in memory of a leading member of the Indian community in Rugby.

Family and friends of Vinod Mistry, 50, collected £1,211 for Rugby Myton Hospice, which runs entirely on donations.

His brother, Ish, a well-known councillor in Rugby, said: “My brother Vinod, better known as Vinny, fought bravely for the past two years when he found out that he had multiple yeloma cancer.

“He was a leading member of the Indian community and will be missed by all who knew him in Rugby and across the country.”

Ish said he was grateful for the donations, which will go on to help other people.

“On behalf of his wife Hema and family, I would like to thank everyone who treated and cared for him in Ward 34 (Haematology) at Walsgrave Hospital,” added Ish.

“I would also like to say a very special thanks to Macmiillan nurses and Rugby Myton Hospice.”

Vinod’s family say he is sorely missed.

Leanne Norris, hospice’s individual giving fundraiser, said: “We are always very grateful to receive donations in memory of a loved one.

“Often we find these donations are made to show appreciation for the care a loved one has received whilst being supported by Myton.

“We would like to thank the Mistry family for their generous donation; their support will enable us to continue caring for and supporting our patients and their loved ones.”

Rugby Myton Day Hospice is based at St Cross Hospital in Barby Road, Rugby. For information, contact (01788) 576425.