20th Jan, 2022

Dying local woman fulfills Harry Potter dream

Chris Willmott 11th Oct, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

One family which knows the importance of making every moment count is that of Indi Gill from Coventry.

Inspired by their love of all things wizard-like, Indi, who was receiving end of life care at Coventry Myton Hospice, decided to throw a themed party for her family.

The avid Harry Potter fan was determined to give husband Pali, son Rajan and daughters Camille and Riarn an extra special evening to remember her by – with the help of a little Myton magic.

Myton’s Complementary Therapy Manager, Bev Horton, worked with Myton’s facilities team to transform Indi’s hospice bedroom into a mystical kingdom complete with lanterns, fairy lights, food and costumes for the family to wear. Even ‘Aragog the spider’ and ‘Hedwig the owl’ joined the Hogwarts–themed festivities.

Indi’s family couldn’t believe it when they saw the decorated room and to top off the evening a magician performed a series of tricks for the family and even taught them to do a few of their own.

Indi wanted to give her children something special to remember her by and at the end of his act the magician handed a small package to each of the children.

Inside each parcel was a specially crafted crystal wand for each of them to treasure complete with a hand-tied tag and personal message.

Speaking about the party,Indi’s daughter Riarn said: “’I can’t thank Myton enough for making the evening possible.

“We will never forget the time and effort the team exerted into making one of the last evenings we spent together as a family so memorable and special.”

Indi died shortly after fulfilling her wish of holding a special party for her family, but her family will cherish the memories forever.

To find out more about how you could help to raise vital funds for Myton Hospices, visit www.mytonhospice.org or follow Myton Hospices online at facebook.com/MytonHospice or twitter.com/MytonHospices.

Are you on Facebook?

Like or follow our Facebook page - facebook.com/CovObserver to get daily news updates straight to your news feed.

Buy Photos

Buy photos online from the Coventry Observer newspaper.


Receive a weekly update to your inbox by signing up to our weekly newsletter.


Find a career you'll love with our free career finder website.

Digital Advertising

Advertise on the Coventry Observer to boost your online presence.