Care South award charity partner Lewis-Manning Hospice Care with £2,000 from the first ever ‘Chairman’s 2020 Fund’

Jul 28, 2021

Lewis-Manning Hospice Care is delighted to receive the first ever ‘Care South Chairman’s 2020 Fund’. The local hospice charity has been awarded £2,000 after being nominated by Care South’s Chief Executive, Simon Bird and agreed by the Fund’s Committee

Simon nominated Lewis-Manning to receive this amazing grant in support of the charity’s essential hospice care services that it provides to local people across Poole, Purbeck and East Dorset.

The Care South 2020 Chairman’s Fund has been established with the aim of benefiting Care South employees, volunteers and community groups who provide a community service to its homes, care at home offices, clients or residents. It is “Supporting Care South’s Friends”.

CEO at Lewis-Manning Hospice Care, Clare Gallie, said, “We are thrilled and honoured to be the first organisation to receive this prestigious grant and want to thank Simon for nominating Lewis-Manning and to Care South in awarding the charity with this fantastic sum of money. Our partnership with the care homes and entire organisation is flourishing, which is fantastic to be part of. They share the same values as Lewis-Manning Hospice Care and long may this collaborative partnership continue, so that we can help more people and their loved ones in our community.”

Care South’s Chief Executive, Simon Bird, commented: “The Chairman’s 2020 Fund was set up to enable us to give back to the community, support those who support us and it is great to be able to award this grant to such a purposeful charity which sits at the heart of this community.  The two charities, Care South and Lewis-Manning Hospice Care share very similar values, which is why we are so pleased to support the incredible work that they do locally.” 

About Lewis-Manning Hospice CareLewis-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- Better breathing clinic- Bereavement & family 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             Registered charity no. 1120193 

About Care South• Care South is the leading provider of high quality residential and Care at Home services across the South of England• Care South is a registered charity (not-for-profit organisation) with roots based in the local community• Care South offer a full range of care services for people of all ages: from young people who need some temporary help with everyday life, to older people looking for a new home with full-time care• The company’s headquarters are based in Poole, Dorset•​