Tom Milner from Tustains Jewellers, who organised the charity fundraising as part of the Royal Leamington Spa Food and Drink festival last weekend, was delighted to present a beautiful Tissot watch to the raffle draw winner Nigel Davies. The proceeds from the draw amounting to £220 have been donated to The Myton Hospices.
The event attracted a huge number of visitors this year at over 25,000 people .Tom was pleased with the overall success of the weekend : “The festival was a resounding success, the atmosphere was very relaxed and we were particularly lucky to have such beautiful weather! We spoke with many local residents who were enjoying their day including lots of familiar faces who are our regular customers. We were very happy to support the new business section of the event this year and look forward to taking part in this great local festival again next year. “
Stephanie Kerr, from BID Leamington, which organises the festival with the support of local businesses, said: “It has been the best ever Leamington Food and Drink Festival because of the sheer number of people that turned out which is down to the reputation of the event. It’s great for the town and the local economy and huge thanks must go to everyone who supported the festival, from the traders and local businesses to the volunteer helpers and of course, all the visitors for making it such an enjoyable and resounding success. “
The Myton Hospices touches the lives of over 4,000 people every year through its three hospices in Warwick, Coventry and Rugby, its family support services and in the community through Myton at Home.
The charity needs to raise almost £8 million a year to keep its services running and relies on donations form the local community.
Sara Revell from Myton’s fundraising team said: “We would like to say a huge thank you to Tustains Jewelers for all their support – the money will be used towards our care and make a real difference to patients and their families.”