A tear-jerking tale has been unveiled in Warwick with the screening of a new film by Myton Hospices to show how donations can help make dying wishes come true.
The Warwick-based charity teamed up with Tinmouse Animation to produce the short film telling the tale of how one of its nurses helped a patient’s last wish come true.
The video, Love Letters, was inspired by the lifelong love story of Lily and Albert who met as youngsters in Rugby in 1961.
Lily, who was being cared for by the Myton at Home team in Rugby before her death, lost her husband several years ago after the pair were married for over 50 years.
In her final weeks, Lily, who had lost her sight and become very ill, had only one wish - to hear Albert’s words of love one last time by having her nurse read out dozens of letters written by him when the pair were courting.
The film relives some of Lily’s fondest memories as told to her Myton carers and has already received a very emotional response from nursing staff, patient relatives and volunteers.
Ruth Freeman, of the charity, said they were “incredibly proud” of the new film which shows how much their nurses and volunteers put in and care for their patients every day.
She said: “We are incredibly proud of our new Love Letters film and feel it really highlights the difference Myton care can make.
“Making someone feel better isn’t always just about medicine - sometimes holding a hand, talking to someone and listening to their memories can make the biggest difference.
“We always look beyond the illness to see the person. We also recognise that everyone has a story to tell and memories from their life they may like to share with someone and reflect upon.
“We passionately believe that the last moments of someone’s life are equally as important as the beginning and we will do everything we can to ensure final wishes are met.”
The film was created by Tinmouse Animation and produced by Gingernut Creative.
It was publicly released at the Warwick Rocks Food and Film Festival in Market Place at the weekend and aired before and after each film.
Watch the film online here.
We are incredibly proud of our new Love Letters film and feel it really highlights the difference Myton care can makeRuth Freeman
The animation was sponsored by Warwick-based Phillips 66, and has a backing track written by songwriter Clive Barnwell, performed by singer Gemma Leahy and produced by 14 Records at no cost.