PICTURE SPECIAL: Rugby Myton Hospice run raises £7.5k

Rugby’s annual Myton Hospice run has raised more than £7,500.

More than 260 runners ran around Draycote Water on in the sunshine on Sunday in aid of The Myton Hospices.

Participants chose between a timed run and a more leisurely fun run around the five mile path.

First place was taken by Ashley Miles who completed the run in 27 minutes.

Para-Olympian Mel Nicholls also took part in the course in her wheelchair finishing in a fantastic 24 minutes.

Rugby MP Mark Pawsey officially started the run and also completed the route.

Rugby and Northampton Athletics Club worked with Myton to host the event and sponsorship pledges add up to £7,546.

Events manager Sarah Stallard said: “We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who took part in our Rugby Race on Sunday and to everyone who gave up their time to volunteer on the day. It was a lovely morning and the perfect setting for a spring run.”

The charity has three hospices including its Rugby Day Hospice in the grounds of St Cross Hospital. It also operates a Myton at Home service in Rugby borough which cares for terminally ill patients who wish to spend their final days in their own homes.

Myton needs to raise over £7.5 million a year to keep its services running and relies on support from its local communities.

Do you fancy taking on another challenge for The Myton Hospices? Visit mytonhospice.org or call (01926) 838815 to find out more.