Leamington Rotary Club’s Trees of Light campaign will help Myton Hospices patients

Clive and Kelvin Beer-Jones.

Clive and Kelvin Beer-Jones.

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Donations to Leamington Rotary Club’s Trees of Light Campaign will help provide care and support for Myton Hospice patients when they are most in need.

In 2014, rock star Clive-Beer Jones - famed for being part of the 1970s band black Widow - spent his final days at the Warwick hospice’s inpatient unit with his partner Kelvin.

Having been together for more than a decade, the couple had travelled the worldand were looking forward to a long future together.

But things took a turn for the worse when Kelvin broke his neck and required major surgery to avoid becoming paralysed.

After a year of convalescence he broke his neck again and needed further surgery. Three years later, as they were ready to take up their lives again, they discovered that Clive had cancer.

Kelvin broke his neck and required major surgery to avoid becoming paralysed. After a year of convalescence he broke his neck again and needed further surgery.

Three years later, as they were ready to take up their lives again, they discovered that Clive had cancer.

Kelvin said: “With the help of Myton life changed from being a gruelling and difficult experience to something we could handle.

“It also meant we could be together and enjoy our last few days.

“A really important thing for us was the way Myton automatically accepted us as a couple, welcomed us and made us feel at home.

I also had lots of support and counselling leading up to his death and one of the team even sat with me to explain how Clive would die and what would happen so I wouldn’t get frightened and would know what was going on when it happened.”

Donations can be made to the Trees of Light campaign using the brochures available at locations and stores around Leamington and Whitnash or online. www.justgiving.com/treeoflight2015