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Trees of Light: donations could help a family at Christmas

Ken Liddle with his wife Annette on their wedding day.

Ken Liddle with his wife Annette on their wedding day.

Donations to this year’s Trees of Light campaign could help make a family’s final Christmas together a special one.

Myton Hospice patient Ken Liddle, 34, treasured every second as he watched his five-year-old daughter Reme and son Oliver, 2, playing on their new bicycles together last year.

My Liddle - a father of six - was dying of motor neurone disease, having been diagnosed just a year earlier, and he was one of the first patients cared for at Myton’s Coventry Hospice where staff pulled out all the stops to give the family a magical Christmas.

Mr Liddle’s wife Annette said: “It was such a special day and the nurses went the extra mile to give us a Christmas to remember.

“They couldn’t do enough for us.

“We arrived early and stayed for the whole day.

“We opened our presents, ate Christmas dinner together as a family and the children were able to ride up and down the corridors on their new bikes.

“The nurses brought round chocolates and waited on us hand and foot - nothing was too much for them.”

The Rotary Club of Royal Leamington Spa has chosen the Myton Hospices as its charity to support through its Trees of Light campaign this year.

People can make donations and dedicate a light to a loved one on one of the Christmas trees outside Leamington Town Hall or St Margaret’s church in Whitnash.

The lights were switched on last month and the trees will shine throughout the festive period.

To make a donation used the form attached on go online. www.mytonhospice.org/treeoflight

 

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