'Superstar' charity fund-raiser, eight, marks Coronation with her crowning glory - The Rugby Observer

'Superstar' charity fund-raiser, eight, marks Coronation with her crowning glory

Rugby Editorial 2nd May, 2023   0

A ‘SUPERSTAR’ eight-year-old fund-raiser for The Myton Hospices has crowned her achievements to help the charity celebrate the Coronation.

Sophia Wood has made an impressive crown for the Myton shop in Church Street to display as part of Rugby’s Coronation Crown Trail.

Sophia’s crown has taken pride of place in the Coronation window display at the shop.

The charity held a ceremony when Sophia handed over the crown, which is being displayed in all its glory in the shop window to complete its Coronation window display.

Described by the charity as ‘one of our youngest superstar fundraisers’, Sophia has already shown a passion for giving back and making a difference.

In January, she braved the cold to host her own lemonade and cake stall on her driveway in aid of Myton – raising £80 in the process.

Laura Eaton, Community Fundraiser for The Myton Hospices, said: “Our very own Sophia has created our crown, and it’s a masterpiece fit for a king!

“We would like to say a huge thank you to Sophia for her fundraising efforts and for creating the beautiful crown for us to display in our Church Street shop window.

“We’re incredibly proud to participate in the town crown trail, and we’re sure that you’ll all agree that Sophia’s crown is truly something special.

“We hope the people of Rugby will come and have a look at her wonderful creation and take part in the trail.”

The Coronation Crown Trail is organised by Rugby Art Gallery and Museum (RAGM) to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III on Saturday (May 6), offering visitors the chance to explore the town centre in search of crowns.

A host of charities, clubs and community organisations around the town have created unique life-sized crowns to celebrate what they do for the community, with each one on display at a different town centre business.

Maps for the free trail can be picked up from Rugby Visitor Centre at RAGM before visitors begin the quest to track down all the crowns. The trail runs until Monday May 15. Visit https://www.ragm.co.uk/coronation for more on the trail, and RAGM’s Coronation activities.

The Myton Hospices charity needs to raise over £10.5 million each year to care for terminally ill patients at its hospices in Rugby, Warwick and Coventry, and through its Myton at Home service. Visit www.mytonhospice.org for more information on Myton, or to donate directly to the charity.


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