Lewis-Manning Hospice Care is reflecting on the success of their ‘Drive Through Donation Stations’, an initiative which was set up last week at different locations in Poole.
The hospice had made an urgent appeal to the public to donate their good quality, preloved clothes and furniture to help raise money for local people in the community with life-limiting illnesses.
Area Fundraiser Vicki Gray said, “We are blown away by the response that we had from the public and the generosity shown by so many. A bag of donated items is worth approximately £30 and we received the equivalent of 1,000 bags, making the donation total an incredible £30,000! We offer our sincere thanks to everyone who was involved, from David Lloyd Clubs and Tower Park Entertainment who allowed us to use their car parks, to Store and Secure and Lok ‘n’ Store, to volunteers who helped us throughout the week and most importantly our generous donors.
“Lewis-Manning Hospice Care is preparing to reopen its charity shops in Christchurch, Wimborne, Westbourne and Ashley Cross. The donations received in the last week will mean that we have so many excellent items to sell and entice shoppers into our shops. We are looking forward to welcoming everyone back!”
About Lewis- Manning Hospice Care
Lewis-Manning Hospice Care is a charity helping people with life-limiting illnesses and their families across Poole, Purbeck, East Dorset. Their free hospice care services include: – Day hospice- Creative arts & wellbeing support- Lymphoedema clinic- Better breathing clinic They promote acceptance, hope and peace of mind, helping people live well through their illness.
Lewis-Manning Hospice Care is also developing new services all the time and this includes education, and support groups for families and carers. From its new base, Lewis-Manning Hospice Care will be able to help even more people in Poole, Purbeck and East Dorset with life limiting illnesses. Its aim is to increase people’s physical and social well-being, reduce isolation and loneliness, support people to stay in their homes longer, and alleviate the huge pressures on family and carers. Charity Registration No. 1120193 https://lewis-manning.co.uk/