Lewis-Manning Hospice Care’s chance to win £1,000 festive boost

Nov 16, 2020

Lewis-Manning Hospice Care is calling on supporters to nominate the charity to win a £1,000 festive financial boost as part of Ecclesiastical Insurance’s annual 12 days of giving Christmas campaign.

The specialist insurer will be giving 120 different charities an early Christmas gift of a £1,000 donation, with 10 winners announced each weekday from 7 to 22 December.

It’s quick and easy to nominate Lewis-Manning Hospice Care online. Nominations are open from 9 November to 21 December and you can vote for Lewis-Manning Hospice Care at www.movementforgood.com/12days/ their charity number is 1120193 and the charity type is health.

Winners will be drawn at random and the more times Lewis-Manning Hospice Care is nominated the more chance it has of being selected.

Lewis-Manning Hospice Care is encouraging everyone to use their social media channels to ask people to vote for them to give the charity the best possible chance of winning.

Director of Fundraising, Tom Goodinge said, “Our chances of being successful for this funding are increased the more votes we receive and so we urge everyone to come on board and vote for their local charity hospice. It will make such a positive difference to us. The funding will allow us to continue to shape and develop our new Family Support & Bereavement service, which is needed now more than ever. We want to support as many grieving families across East Dorset as possible, whether it’s telephone calls or in person when it is safe to do so.”

Mark Hews, Group CEO of Ecclesiastical, said: “As a commercial company with a charitable purpose, giving back is at the heart of our business. Our annual 12 days of giving Christmas campaign will help charities change lives for the better and we know that for many charities, £1,000 can make a real difference. We’re encouraging everyone to nominate a cause close to their hearts this Christmas to be in for a chance to win a festive financial boost.”

About Lewis-Manning Hospice Care

Lewis-Manning Hospice Care is a charity established 28 years ago, providing extraordinary care to patients and their families facing a life-limiting illness across Poole, Purbeck and East Dorset. We offer a range of free hospice care services aimed at helping people to live well through their illness, closer to home.

These include:

– Day hospices, virtual and in person

– Creative arts & wellbeing support

– Lymphoedema clinic for cancer patients

– Better breathing clinic

– Family bereavement & support

Every year we support nearly 500 local people and we develop new services, based on patient need and identified gaps in the area.

To do this we need to raise over £1.6m every year. Without these funds we could not exist.

Our important work increases people’s physical and social well-being, reduces isolation and loneliness, supports people to stay in their homes longer, and alleviates the huge pressures on family and carers.

About Ecclesiastical

Owned by a registered charity, Allchurches Trust, Ecclesiastical is a specialist insurer of the faith, heritage, fine art, charities, education and private client sectors

Ecclesiastical is one of the UK’s top five company givers to charity according to the 2017-18 UK Guide to Company Giving. After donating £50m to charity in three years, Ecclesiastical launched a bold vision in 2016 to raise £100m for good causes by the end of 2020. In March 2020, the Group announced it had already raised £96million towards its target. Find out more at www.ecclesiastical.com/ourstory