A STORY of love and loss has been retold by Myton Hospice as they turned the true story of a couple from Rugby into an animated film.
The film, titled Love Letters, was inspired by the love story of Lily and Albert, a couple who were sadly separated when Albert died several years ago.
Lily, currently being cared for in her own home by the Myton at Home team in Rugby, wanted to hear his words again before she died and asked her Myton nurse to read her dozens of old letters he wrote while they were courting.
The film shows Lily reliving her memories and has already received a very emotional response from Myton staff, patient relatives and volunteers.
Ruth Freeman, Director for Marketing for The Myton Hospices 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 shown to the public for the first time at the Warwick Rocks Film Festival last month and went on general release across the charity’s media channels from Tuesday (September 1).
The piece was created by animation company Tinmouse Animation and produced by Gingernut Creative. Warwick-based energy manufacturing company Phillips 66, a long-term supporter of the charity, has sponsored the film.
The backing track was written by local song writer Clive Barnwell, performed by singer Gemma Leahy and produced by 14 Records at no cost to Myton.
The charity is looking to raise as much awareness as possible and is asking anyone that feels moved by the film to donate to The Myton hospices via www.mytonhospice.org/lovelettersdonation.
Contact Charlotte Ingram at [email protected] or on 01926 838837 to support The Myton Hospices.
Visit www.mytonhospice.org/careservices-patientsandfamilies/love-letters to watch the film.