Lewis-Manning Hospice Care launch bravery testing challenge events

Mar 29, 2021

Lewis-Manning Hospice Care has launched three new challenges to take place in 2021 and is appealing to businesses, individuals and groups to join in. Challenges include a ‘Fire Walk’, ‘Jurassic Coast Trek’ and ‘Wing Walking’

Director of Fundraising Tom Goodinge said, “We’ve had lots of people asking how they can show their support for us this year.  We decided that we wanted to introduce some fundraising opportunities with a difference. The past year has been tough for everyone and we aim for our events to bring some much-needed fun, excitement and socialising to peoples’ lives, as well as creating some memorable experiences.,

“Everyone can get involved with our challenge events from businesses who are looking to develop team building activities, which is needed now more than ever, or friends and family simply wanting to enjoy an adventure together.

“The Fire Walk is challenging individuals to ‘face their fears’ and walk barefoot over a bed of red-hot embers.  Training will be given from experts and with an enthusiastic crowd willing everyone on, it’s perfectly safe and is open to all ages (minimum age 12) and abilities.  Taking place on Bournemouth beach on the 17th September at 6.30pm, we suggest bringing your friends and family along to cheer you along and watch you put your bravery to the test.

 ​“The opportunity to take to the skies and wing walk on a biplane takes place on selected dates throughout the year, from Compton Abbas in Dorset. You could be soaring over Dorset and Wiltshire and able to see the stunning scenery from a very unique view! If you don’t want to take to the skies alone you can always get a team or group together to enjoy a fun day out and share the amazing experience together.”

“The Jurassic Coast Trek will take place on8th – 10th October. It’s a 2-day trek along the Jurassic Coast, with the opportunity to potentially spot wildlife such as dolphins, sea birds and butterflies, whilst enjoying the spectacular cliff top scenery.”

“If you would like to learn more, and to register, please visit our website https://lewis-manning.org.uk/challenges/

We are here to help you every step of the way, whether you need help setting up your JustGiving fundraising page, or if you have any questions about any of the challenges, please call our fundraising team on 01202 708470 or email us at fundraisingteam@lewis-manning.org.uk

About Lewis-Manning Hospice Care

Lewis-Manning Hospice Care is a charity established 29 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.

Registered charity no. 1120193