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Winter 2013 Newsletter

Season’s Greetings from Lewis-Manning


Contents A message from the Chief Executive Winter 2013 Newsletter 2 3 & 4

A message from the Chief Executive

5 & 6

Hospice Life

7

Education

News

8 Past Events & Fundraising Thanks 9

Community Support

10

Corporate

11

Recruitment

12

Forthcoming Events

Lewis-Manning Hospice

Tel: 01202 708 470 Fax: 01202 701 890 email: enquiries@lewis-manning.co.uk www.lewis-manning.co.uk 1 Crichel Mount Road Lilliput, Poole Dorset, BH14 8LT Find Lewis-Manning Hospice on:

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Elizabeth Purcell, Chief Executive

“The boat I will go out on” As I write this, it’s a really beautiful Autumn day. The sun is breaking through the Autumn mist, and in the Bay I can just make out the sailing boats on the still, calm sea. We move even closer to opening the bedrooms at Lewis-Manning and recently I was very taken by an article in the September issue of Charity Finance by a journalist, Sally Jones, who was asked to write about the role of hospices from the perspective of a patient. Within a short, but nonetheless hugely moving, piece of prose, Sally suggested that the “unhurried attention” of the whole team “calms and removes anxiety, which in turn reduces pain”. Sally ponders on the Dylan Thomas poem, we all know, that suggests we should “Rage, rage against the dying of the light”. Sally says that she would rather feel that she was being “pushed out in a boat into a calm sea”. Lewis-Manning Hospice has the most wonderful views of Poole Harbour and Brownsea Island. For some this reflects spirituality and provides peace, tranquility and a link to the past and to the future – continuity in the uncertain chaotic time after a diagnosis of a life limiting illness.

A growing number of patients are living with their illness and we continue to work hard to ensure that survivorship is linked to a good quality of life. The ‘Rising Voices’ choir has people in it who have been successfully treated for cancer and indeed patients who are living with their disease who are “getting their voice back”. However, the reason behind the Lewis-Manning boat logo is no accident. Many years ago my own dearest aunt was dying and we watched the lovely film “The Quiet Man” together. As we watched the scene of a sailing boat leaving the harbour in Ireland, my aunt said to me that she believed she was soon to go on that boat. So the little Lewis-Manning Hospice boat reminds us of our incredible view from the hospice, and provides comfort when we think of what will happen to us all, sooner or later. And as Sally Jones says,

“gratitude, not rage, is the boat I would like to go out on”.

The new Lewis-Manning Hospice: •

Day Hospice (advice and support for patients and their carers, pain and symptom management, physiotherapy, rehabilitation, creative arts and aromatherapy)

• Lymphoedema clinic 2

• Breathlessness clinic • Bereavement service for patients’ carers • Education service • Bedded palliative care unit (phased opening in 2014)


News Maria nominated for award We are delighted to announce that our Fundraising Manager, Maria Tidy, has been selected as a finalist for the Bournemouth Hays Employee of the Year Award at this year’s Dorset Business Awards.

Maria Tidy and husband Tony

but also helps considerably in putting Lewis-Manning on the map with businesses that may wish to offer future support. Elizabeth Purcell added, “We are so delighted that Maria was nominated for this award, what she has done at Lewis-Manning is extraordinary but it is a measure of the team approach at the hospice that actually any one of the staff group could be nominated for an award too.

Maria was first put forward by accountancy firm Princecroft Willis in recognition of her work as Fundraising Manager for the hospice.

Maria represents each and every member of the Lewis-Manning team and if she wins, each and every member of the team will be winning too”

This nomination not only reflects the excellent reputation that the hospice and all its staff has in Dorset

I’m sure you’ll join us in wishing Maria well and watch this space in the next edition for an update.

Women inspiring women

Poole Hospital Chaplain joins Board We are delighted to announce that Canon Jane LLoyd, Chaplain at Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, has been recently appointed as a member of our Board. Jane has been Chaplain to Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust including Forest Holme Hospice for twenty-eight years and, until October this year, was also a Staff Governor of Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

New Board member Canon Jane LLoyd

Jane said of joining the Board, “I am honoured and delighted to have been invited to join the Board of Lewis-Manning at this exciting point in its history. The precious gift of time to care by accompanying those who are facing potentially life-limiting illness is priceless.”

Debra Stephenson, Elizabeth Purcell and Amanda Waring at Ladies’ Lunch

As part of Breast Cancer Awareness month the Ladies’ Lunch took place in October, with over 70 ladies coming together to celebrate and launch our new and exciting campaign offering confidence building affirmations to women and girls.

Elizabeth added, “Jane has been a friend to Lewis-Manning Hospice for many years. In fact the first talk, when I started at Lewis-Manning Hospice some 15 years ago, was a talk by Jane on spirituality. Jane brings with her a wealth of experience in chaplaincy and from Poole hospital where she has been a staff governor for six years. We are all delighted to have her as a new board member. The patients, staff, volunteers and board will benefit hugely from her care and attention”.

The event’s success was the culmination of hard work, dedication and contributions from right across the hospice, helping to open Lewis-Manning up to a whole new community of people. The Clinical Team helped bring together current and former patients, who contributed by sharing their inspirational messages and stories, including a very powerful and moving speech by current patient Nikki Hastings before the lunch. Former patients, who still come to the hospice every week for the Art Group, made a number of items including scarves and paintings to donate for the raffle and auction, as well as the pompoms used to decorate the marquee. Even the beautiful flowers were provided by a former Lymphoedema patient.

Window display Congratulations to Joy at the Ferndown shop for her beautiful window display on our front cover.

The ladies enjoyed a delicious four course lunch provided by Fishface and ended with a Balloon Pop that saw 60 balloons, each containing an inspiring message, popped to find a special prize donated by John Lewis. The event raised £1,300.

Photo courtesy of Neil Evans at Austin & Wyatt

See page 6 for more about our messages for women campaign. 3


News Bed testing

disturbed night’s sleep for everyone with a bit of roleplaying as we wanted to check all sorts of scenarios and evaluate everything from the comfort of rooms, such as bed positions, temperature, light and noise, to unexpected and uninvited “intruders” and of course an emergency evacuation!.”

Fifteen staff members and volunteers recently celebrated becoming the first people to stay overnight at number 1 Crichel Mount Road since Marjorie Lewis-Manning herself almost 26 years ago to the day. The overnight “bed testing” was part of the opening process for the bedrooms with the intention to open the first in-patient bedrooms in the first half of 2014. Although the group were able to enjoy the spectacular views over Poole Harbour and Brownsea Island, breathe in the fresh sea air and enjoy a hearty breakfast, the night was not all about relaxation, as Sandra Cox, Finance and Operations Manager explains:

Sea view from the bedrooms

“Everyone at the hospice is very excited about the bedrooms opening and with the overwhelming support of the community, we’ve all been very determined and working very hard to make it happen. Despite the importance of the task, we all had great fun and stayed up to the early hours playing out various scenes!”

“Before the bedrooms open to our first guests and patients it is essential that we “test” the facilities so we have a clear idea of where we need to concentrate our efforts. This meant a

The success of the “bed testing” also means that the hospice is now preparing for a recruitment drive in January for clinical and non-clinical roles including nurses, health care assistants, catering staff, cleaning staff and retail managers. In addition we will also be looking for people of all ages who can give up a bit of their time to fill a number of volunteer roles such as drivers, fundraisers, retail support, caring support, laundry support and hospitality support. Elizabeth explains, “The opening of rooms will also open up opportunities to form a new team. So many health care professionals have told us they would like to have more time with patients at Lewis-Manning, we are here to give just that: “time to care”.

Bed testers look forward to a good night’s sleep at the hospice

Do you or someone you know receive the winter fuel payment? If the answer is yes, would you, or your friends or family, consider donating your winter fuel payment to the hospice? We are now entering a very exciting new phase at Lewis-Manning, with the opening of the inpatient beds in early 2014 and donations such as this will help us to continue the high-standard of free palliative care services we offer for local people living with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses. If you are in receipt of this allowance and are in a position to donate it to the hospice, then please send your donation to Lewis-Manning Hospice, 1 Crichel Mount Road, Poole, Dorset BH14 8LT or contact Sally Goodenough on 01202 701 000 or email sally@lewis-manning.co.uk Also, if you’re a UK taxpayer, add Gift Aid whenever you make a donation and we can reclaim the basic rate of tax on your gift that’s 25p for every £1 you give. So if you donate £200, it means that you’ll actually be giving us at least £250, with no extra cost to you.

View of Lewis-Manning grounds in Winter

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Hospice Life Parkinson’s Disease Approximately 127,000 people in the UK are currently affected by Parkinson’s Disease. Here, Lewis-Manning’s Director of Nursing, Sue Higgins, explains how the hospice can help people living with the disease.

What is Parkinson’s Disease? Parkinson’s Disease is a progressive, neurological condition, generally affecting people over 50 years of age. Currently there is no cure for Parkinson’s but there are a range of medicines and treatments available to manage symptoms. People with Parkinson’s don’t have enough of the chemical dopamine because some nerve cells in their brain that make this chemical have died. Without dopamine people can find their movements become slower so it takes longer to do things. The symptoms most often associated with Parkinson’s are tremor, stiffness and slowness of movement.

Physiotherapy helps relieve symptoms

Where can you find more information? Parkinson’s UK has a free confidential helpline 0808 800 0303 which is available from Monday to Friday 9am-8pm and Saturday 10am-2pm. There is also a wealth of information on their website www.parkinsons.org.uk If you have any concerns about your health always consult your GP as a starting point. If you need referring to a specialist they will do this for you.

What benefits can Lewis-Manning provide for a person living with Parkinson’s Disease? The hospice can help with caring for patients with Parkinson’s Disease. Currently our Day Hospice supports many patients in a number of ways including physiotherapy sessions and complementary therapy, such as foot and hand massage. The day hospice can offer help and support at anytime from diagnosis onwards but generally it tends to be patients with more progressive disease who access our services. As the disease progresses patients will need more intense support which may involve admission to an in-patient hospice unit. A hospice can offer dedicated care for Parkinson’s patients with input from all members of the multi-disciplinary team. They will include specialist doctors and nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists and dieticians.

Complementary Therapy can also be beneficial 5


Hospice Life Lewis Manning Carers’ group We have provided carers’ support for a long time at Lewis-Manning but when we had to move to enable the building to be built the carers’ group disbanded for a while. During this break, Dr Simon Pennell, the hospice GP and Terry Purnell, who has worked with carers for over ten years, worked out a plan. It was understood that carers needed more than was provided by Social Services, NHS, and local authorities so the plan was for the new group to provide an opportunity to find out information by informal meetings with professionals, friendly discussion groups and a social get together with other carers who understood the caring situation. Carers’ Group meet at the hospice every Thursday

Maggie Randall, a Social Worker who works with the Lewis-Manning Carers’ Group, explains “Carers describe themselves as ‘curious and apprehensive’ when they come for the first time but they relax when they know their loved one is cared for. They tell us that they enjoy meeting new people, sharing information and tips and making new friends.”

day or evening meetings and in addition we will develop one to one carer’s surgeries to provide help on specific matters.” Change is the only constant in the provision of care and the Group has an eye on new government proposals for carers due to be announced in December. Watch this space!

“There is certainly lots of laughter coming from them every week!” says Terry Purnell who helped to set up the new Lewis-Manning Carers’ Group. “They have guest speakers who join in the fun too, such as our physiotherapist helping with manual handling techniques and a funeral director who talked about making early and individual decisions about funeral wishes.”

“Carers describe themselves as ‘curious and apprehensive’ when they come for the first time but they relax when they know their loved one is cared for. They tell us that they enjoy meeting new people, sharing information and tips and making new friends. There is certainly lots of laughter coming from them every week!”

For the future the group wants to encourage more carers to attend but they recognise that this might not be easy for carers who are also working. Terry explained, “for those carers who are also working, we hope to duplicate our programme, holding late in the

Maggie Randall

Launch of messaging women project October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and it was an important month for LewisManning as we launched our “inspiring women” project. The project is by women and for women of all ages no matter what their situation Ladies’ Lunch and is intended to give messages of hope and inspiration to women and girls. The launch took place in the marquee on the lawn which had been beautifully decorated for the occasion by the art group and by Chris, a patient of our Lymphoedema Clinic who created all the floral decorations following a generous donation of flowers.

Nikki herself reported how she had been inspired by being part of the messaging project. “As part of Lewis- Manning’s Women Inspiring Women project I have interviewed some of the Lewis Manning Day Hospice patients. I’ve been so impressed with the way these ladies haven’t let their illnesses define who they are.” Every woman present bought a balloon Nikki Hastings and received a message inside. Molly’s message is reproduced for you on this page. Molly, like Nikki, had been diagnosed with cancer when she was 34 and had two young children. Her journey took her along a long and difficult path. She became our first ever Lymphoedema patient and is still coming to us 21 years later. At the age of 81, Molly truly has lived by the message she gives us.

The ladies present were entertained by Debra Stephenson whose impressions of the likes of Darcie Bussell, Julie Walters and Tess Daly had everyone in stitches. The group was uplifted by Amanda Waring, daughter of the late Dame Dorothy Tutin, who is an actress and campaigner for compassion in care. And they were inspired by Nikki Hastings, one of our patients, who told her own story of what it is like to live with a terminal diagnosis of cancer when you have two young children.

Molly’s Message: “Learn not to give up, not to rush things and to keep planning for the future. Just be your own person and do what you want to do.” 6


Education Annual conference Our 7th annual conference ‘The End of Life, Death into Dying’, which took place at Goldsands Stadium in Bournemouth last month, was hailed a resounding success by attendees who came from across Dorset and Hampshire. Sponsored by Chester Pearce Associates Funeral and Bereavement Service, the conference focused on those who care for patients in care homes, hospitals and hospices. The event featured a number of distinguished guest speakers including top US disaster psychologist Dr Grady Bray, who flew in from America to deliver a talk on ‘Hospice Strain’.

Conference speakers: L-R Raina Summerson, Robert Talbot, Canon Jane LLoyd, Stephen Nimmo, Elizabeth Purcell and Dr Grady Bray

Dr Bray has an international reputation as a lecturer, author, disaster survivor and emergency response authority, with extensive experience in family assistance, having been a responder and leader for numerous disasters including the Oklahoma City bombing, multiple air disasters, the attacks of 9/11, earthquakes, tsunamis and hurricanes.

conference asked who, in turn, cares for the carers, highlighting the difficulties that they face every day in caring for patients and how they can make strategic considerations to integrate awareness and planning for death into their end of life care. Stephen Nimmo, Managing Director of Chester Pearce Associates, gave a presentation outlining the ‘CHOICES’ programme, which aims to empower those facing life-limiting illnesses. He said:

His talk at the conference, ‘Hospice Strain: The Trauma That Does Not Bleed’, looked at the everyday challenges faced by those who care for the dying in a hospice environment, in particular the physical, mental and emotional difficulties and their signs and symptoms.

“We have the pleasure of sponsoring this conference each year, and each year it gets better and better. To provide such a distinguished panel of speakers makes the day so rich in content and I believe every delegate will have gained a considerable amount from attending. With Lewis-Manning, we have a window of opportunity to change the way we approach death and dying. To ensure every patient, every care giver, every family receives the highest standard of support both within the hospice or care home and when death occurs.

Nikki Hastings, the youngest patient currently attending the hospice, spoke passionately about her experiences of living with terminal cancer. Her talk set the tone of the day by sharing realities of life for people with life limiting illnesses and their families. Conference Chairman, Mr Robert Talbot, Medical Director at Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust introduced other speakers including Glennys Howarth, Professor of Health and Social Sciences at Plymouth University, Professor Tony Water, Director of the Centre for Death and Society at University of Bath, Canon Jane LLoyd, Chaplain at Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, and Raina Summerson, CEO of the Agincare Group.

It is a privilege to be working with them, and to give support to those who are facing life limiting illness.” Elizabeth added, “I’m so delighted that the 7th annual End of Life conference was such a success. It is clear that there is a real need for some undiluted time to consider the challenges and sensitivities in delivering high quality hospice care.”

The day’s programme of talks and presentations had a particular emphasis on those who work as professional care providers. The

Autumn series Our Autumn Series of workshops and seminars, which have covered a wide range of areas relating to health and well-being, have proved very popular and there are now plans for more in the spring.

Other programme highlights included a ‘Complementary Therapy’ talk by Lewis-Manning’s Jasmine Fleming explaining the benefits of complementary therapy for people living with an illness and Elizabeth’s ‘Living Longer or Dying Longer?’, which considered long term life-limiting illnesses and the survivorship agenda. The hospice also welcomed many healthcare professionals and students in October for a half-day seminar on Parkinson’s Disease conducted by Caroline Morris from Parkinson’s UK (South West), which proved to be a huge success.

The first event was in September Elizabeth introduces Parkinson’s and was a talk by Consultant seminar Clinical Oncologist, Dr Richard Osborne on ‘Innovation in Cancer Treatment’, a subject that was also tackled at further seminars by Tony Skene, Consultant Breast Surgeon and Charles Carter, a Consultant Urological surgeon.

For details of future seminars and workshops visit www.lewis-manning.co.uk or find us on Facebook www.facebook. com/lewismanning.hospice 7


Past Events Pirates handover the loot

‘Time To Care’ 10K, 5K and Kids K

The Pirates of Poole presented us with a cheque for £1,800, having raised the money during the Harry Paye Day celebrations on Poole Quay earlier this year.

Nearly 100 people of all ages, including our Board member Steve Harris, braved the weather (luckily it was glorious for the actual race!) to join in our ‘Time To Care’ 10K, 5K and Kids K running event on Bournemouth Seafront, which was sponsored by HSBC and raised £1,300. The multi-ability seafront routes took runners from Bournemouth Pier Approach, along the promenade, up as far as Southbourne and back, and saw a mixture of serious and fun runners, walkers or joggers complete the distance in memory or support of a loved one.

Pirates present cheque

Back to school quiz Jobshop UK helped us raise £2,860 with the recent ‘Back to School’ quiz night, beating last year’s total by almost £1,000. Members of the community joined teams made up of local companies, networking groups, local business people and Chamber members, to School days revisted with wine! answer general knowledge questions put to the sometimes raucous teams by Poole Chamber of Trade and Commerce President, Lucy Cooper. A school dinner of bangers and mash was enjoyed in the canteen while the tuck shop provided old school favourites of Golden Wonder crisps, black jacks, sweetie shrimps and beer and wine for the naughty students! A silent auction and raffle offered impressive prizes including use of a new Audi for the weekend or a Porsche for the day. Tracey Wood, Director of Jobshop UK commented; “We are thrilled to have beaten last year’s total and raised much needed funds for such a worthy charity as Lewis-Manning Hospice.”

Lewis Bear greets Kids K runners

Fundraising Thanks Bedroom boost from Rotary Nine local Rotary Clubs from the Poole and Bournemouth area collectively raised and donated £10,000 to help equip one of our 15 en-suite bedrooms due to open in early 2014. The clubs from Poole, Poole Bay, Parkstone, Bournemouth, Bournemouth North, Bournemouth East Cliff, Boscombe and Southbourne, Westbourne and Christchurch, all from Group 2 network of Rotary Clubs, raised the money through a variety of activities, including the Family Fun Day in Meyrick Park in July.

Rotary Club members with Elizabeth and Dr Simon Pennell

The hospice has built up a long-standing relationship with the local Rotary Clubs and benefitted from their generosity earlier this year when the Group 1 clubs from Ferndown, Parley, Swanage and Purbeck, Wareham and Wimborne, also donated £10,000 towards the bedrooms.

Richard Burnett, The Rotary Club Assistant District Governor, said, “This project provided us with an unprecedented opportunity for all the clubs in the Group 2 area to combine their efforts and help enable Lewis-Manning to improve and sustain its vital hospice services.” 8


Community Support Lewis-Manning Hospice cares for people like you and me who are living their day to day lives with cancer and other life limiting illnesses. It has been a bumper summer for fundraising and the community spirit has carried on into the autumn months. We’d love to include every single donation on this page but here is a taster of what you have all been up to.

We have recently visited • VWR Retired Association • Mothers Union - Lilliput

Fundraising bites

• Ladies Contact Group – Longfleet Baptist Church

• Collections at local branches of Tesco have raised £850. Thanks to all our volunteers and the Blandford Lions for your help

• Westbourne Library

We do not charge a fee, but Sara Johnson a donation to the hospice is always appreciated. Contact Sara Johnson on 01202 701 000 or email sara@lewis-manning.co.uk for an initial chat.

We’ve had great fun at Luscombe Valley Railway at the Gala Weekend and Autumn Run. We can’t wait for the Humbug Run and the chance to meet Santa! (see back page for details). Thank you Richard & Connie Knott for your generous support.

Summer Art Exhibition

• Blandford Hospital Outpatients booksale raised £50.00 • Broadstone United Reform Church first communion - £255.78

Local artists including Margaret Hasted, Sarah Kelly, Kathe Holt & Chris Sanders came together this summer to display their work at Church House, Wimborne. The exhibition was opened by the Mayor of Mayor of Wimborne opens exhibition Wimborne and ran for over a week. The exhibition raised a fantastic £2,250 for the hospice. Margaret said; “it was a pleasure to support the hospice once again by sharing what we love to do with the community. Look out for our next exhibition in the new year!” (see back page for details).

• Valerie Roberts hosted a Cream Tea at Parkstone Yacht club and raised £1000 (£500 match funded from Barclays) •

Our long serving volunteer Loraine Thorniley celebrated a milestone birthday, asking for donations to the hospice in lieu of gifts. A big thanks to all her friends and family who donated a total of £391.30.

• Carole Roberts & Beryl Parsons car boot stand raised £131.17 over the summer

Hear what’s Happening!

Trevor’s Great South Run

Would your school, club, church or group be interested to hear how the hospice came about, what we are doing and how you can join in? A great way is to invite us along to your meeting or assembly to give you a better understanding of the positive impact Lewis-Manning Hospice has on our patients and the community.

When he signed up for the 2013 Great South Run, Trevor Dommett hadn’t banked on it being the same weekend as the storm! Regardless of a bit of wind, Trevor went on to run the full 10 miles, beating his previous time by over five minutes. He has raised £500 for the hospice. Trevor said “without the wind during the last 2 miles, I might’ve knocked off another 3 minutes or so! It was a pleasure to Trevor Dommett run for the hospice. runs south

On their bikes Two teenagers from Canford School raised over £300 by cycling the 50 mile Shipwrights Way in Hampshire.

Have you got the FG Factor?

Anthony Lewis and his friend Tom Newsom, who are both 14, decided they wanted to raise money for a local charity and Anthony Lewis (L) and his friend it was a teacher who suggested Tom Newsom Lewis-Manning.

Inspired? Then get a piece of that feel-good factor that comes from helping others. You could sign up for a run or bike ride, organise a tea party or work together with a group of friends to think of some completely original way to raise some cash. There are so many ways to help YOUR local hospice whilst having FUN, doing exercise or indulging in a passion or hobby. If you would like more ideas, pick up one of our ‘Easy Guide to Fundraising’ booklets which can be found on our website or in our shops. We are here to help you in helping us. So what are you waiting for? Call Sara on 01202 701000 for a chat or email sara@lewis-manning.co.uk.

Anthony and Tom said, “We decided to raise money for a local charity and cycling is something we both felt we could do. One of our teachers suggested Lewis-Manning Hospice to us and we thought it was a great cause to sponsor, particularly as it benefits the local community.” 9


Corporate Corporate Donations

Gifts in Kind Royal Marines Museum

Marks and Spencer

Cottonwood Boutique Hotel

Lush

Roxy’s Bistro & Bar

Waitrose

Off the Square Hairdressing

Stewarts Garden Centre

Haskins

Liberty’s Owl & Raptor Centre

National Trust

Adventure Wonderland

Moors Valley

Classicbikeshows.com

Highcliffe Castle

Explosion-the Museum of Naval Firepower

Scotts Salon for Men Sevens Boatshed Farmer Palmers AHF’s Ricky Nash and Elaine

Beaulieu Museum

The hospice took delivery of nine donated Hong Kong Chairs worth nearly £2,500 from new local furniture store AHF Poole (Anglia Home Furnishings) after store manager Ricky Nash and his team approached the hospice offering their support.

Lulworth Castle & Park

Brittany Ferries Odeon Cinema Barrett and Coe Photography

Tank Museum

Corfe Castle Model Village and Gardens

Wookey Hole

BH Live

Donations

Lulubelle’s Cakes We were absolutely thrilled when Lulubelle’s contacted us to say they wanted the hospice to be its chosen charity and we were particularly touched to discover it was their customers who suggested us. It is wonderful to be able to work with an independent business right on our doorstep and we feel very honoured by the overwhelming public response to support a local charity.

Frank Greenslade

• Forelle Estate £300 • JP Morgan £500 • Martin and Company – go-karting £400 (right) • Blandford Business Network – Skittle Night £355 • Investec Wealth & Investment organized a vintage tea party in the office £118

Sponsorship • John Lewis sponsored our speed networking and shopping event in October • HSBC sponsored the 10K run

Match funding from

Owner Louisa Jenkins with Lewis Bear

• Barclays Bank • Santander

Hush

Donated over £1,000 worth of vouchers to be used at our upcoming events, one of which is worth £250 to the lucky winner.

Cash for Cards? Do you need personalised Christmas Cards this year to send your seasons greeting to clients or suppliers? Minuteman Press in Lower Parkstone are donating 10p per card to Lewis-Manning Hospice if you order through them. They have a terrific selection of traditional and modern cards available to order at really great prices. If your company or office has implemented a ‘no card’ policy, why not encourage your boss to donate what you would have spent on cards to the hospice which will go towards ongoing care of those in need in our community. We will be happy to deliver a collection tin to your office to make it as easy as possible and have it collected again in the New Year, please call Sally Goodenough on 01202 708470 for further details.

Hush present vouchers to Sally Goodenough 10


We are recruiting for our inpatient unit! Register your interest now on our website and join us at a recruitment day www.lewis-manning.co.uk or call 01202 708470 Tuesday 14 January 8am til noon Wednesday 15 January 4pm til 7pm Tuesday 28 January 8am til noon and 3pm til 6pm Paid Roles

Volunteer roles

Clinical Roles Nurse LMH Band 7 Nurses LMH Band 6 Nurses LMH Band 5 Health Care Assistants Clinical Support Staff

Caring Support Hospitality Support Group Working Supporter Laundry Support Drivers Retail Support Fundraising Support General Support Hosting and event support Collection Support

Non-Clinical Roles Catering Staff Cleaning Staff Retail Managers

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Forthcoming Events 21 December

Humbug Day Luscombe Valley Railway

18 - 28 January

ART EXHIBITION

20 April 2014

Brudenell Avenue, Canford Cliffs, 11am – 4pm An opportunity to meet Father Christmas whilst celebrating the up-and-coming festive season riding the rails. Big kids and little kids alike will love to visit this amazing steam collection. Not only can you ride on the 5” gauge ground level passenger carrying railway but you can also check out the fairground organ, as well as the extensive indoor “OO” model railway layout based on the Somerset and Dorset line. Father Christmas will be there from 12.30 till 2.00pm and carols from the Verwood Concert Ensemble. Entry by donation

11 June 2014 20 March 2014

Stars in Their Eyes – Tonight Matthew I’m going to be...

Breath of Fresh Air Concert Wimborne Minster

The Pavilion Ballroom

A celebration, during Lung Cancer Awareness Month, of anything to do with breath, life, air, flow and movement.

Joint event with Wessex Cancer Trust. Can you sing? Who would you like to be?? If you are interested in taking part please give us a call on 01202 701000

Inspired by the fresh sea air and featuring singing, dancing, poetry, bubbles, music and plenty of fun, the event will celebrate breath, life, air, flow and movement, encapsulating the work of Lewis-Manning to breathe easy, live well and love life.

For information, tickets or to register for these events please call 01202 708470 or visit www.lewis-manning.co.uk


Lewis Manning Hospice - Winter Newsletter 2013