Lewis-Manning Hospice Care welcomes on board new Trustee with retail and online expertise

Jan 15, 2021

Lewis-Manning Hospice Care has appointed a new Trustee with significant experience in retail and online sales to its Board. 

CEO Clare Gallie said, “As a charity we regularly go through the process of evaluating business needs and identifying potential gaps in our Board structure. This led to us advertise for a Trustee with online and high street retail expertise. As a result, we are delighted to welcome on board Jeremy Lune who brings some brilliant new skills to our organisation.

 “Jeremy Lune is the well-respected CEO for ‘Cards For Good Causes’, a business that sells Christmas cards on behalf of over 200 local and national charities, generating over £5million worth of sales annually. Jeremy brings with him 35 years of commercial and charitable retail experience.” 

Jeremy advised, “Following a cancer diagnosis last year, it has made me think a lot more about what is and what isn’t important in life.  Getting involved in Lewis-Manning Hospice Care is an opportunity to act on that.  I think that the work the hospice does is fantastic and very unique. I’m very determined to use my time, skills, energy and passion to make a real positive difference to peoples’ lives.  

“I know the retail environment really well, the nature of which has changed dramatically over the last 10 years – people are shopping differently, using different ways to pay and I think these changes have been a challenge for many.  Lewis-Manning has huge local engagement and I am looking forward to helping the hospice maximise the potential and opportunities open to them, building on the local engagement, advising and helping the hospice to use the shops literally as a shop window to their organisation.”

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.