Inspirational Vendée Globe sailor, Pip Hare encourages the community to join in the Bournemouth Bay Run and raise funds for Lewis-Manning Hospice Care!

Jan 26, 2023

Inspirational Vendée Globe sailor, Pip Hare encourages the community to join in the Bournemouth Bay Run and raise funds for Lewis-Manning Hospice Care!

World renowned solo yachtswoman Pip Hare is encouraging runners and joggers to support their local charity hospice, Lewis-Manning Hospice Care and join in the Bournemouth Bay Run which takes place on 2nd April 2023.

Pip, whose craft Medallia is based in Poole Quay Boat Haven, will be sailing single-handed, non-stop, around the world as a competitor in the 2024 Vendée Globe race. In the 2020/21 race, Pip finished as the first British skipper, and in 19th place overall, despite having one of the oldest boats in the fleet.

She said, “I encourage people to get involved and help your local community hospice charity, Lewis-Manning and come on board with the Bournemouth Bay Run.  There is a selection of events to involved in, including walking, jogging or running either a 1k, 5k, 10k or half marathon – there’s an event to suit every ability.

“Help your local charity hospice, Lewis-Manning Hospice Care, to raise vital funds which will allow them to continue their support to the patients and loved ones that benefit from their services.

“This is a brilliant opportunity to take on a personal challenge in 2023. By joining the Lewis-Manning community, you will be directly impacting the lives of hundreds of local patients and their loved ones. You’ll also get a Lewis-Manning running vest. I encourage everyone to sign up be a local super-hero and do your local charity hospice proud!

Lewis-Manning Hospice Care Director of Fundraising, Tom Goodinge concluded, “We are delighted to have Pip’s support, she is an incredible role model and truly inspirational athlete. I’ve heard lots of staff saying they’ve signed themselves up to run – it’s such a great way to kickstart the year and there’s no better way than doing it for our incredible charity. I look forward to cheering everyone on!”

Anyone wishing to enter the Bournemouth Bay Run and support Lewis-Manning Hospice care is advised to visit

Lewis-Manning Hospice Care is one of three officially supported charities this year in what is the 40th annual Bournemouth Bay Run on Sunday April 2.

About Lewis-Manning Hospice Care

Lewis-Manning Hospice Care is a charity providing extraordinary care to patients and their loved ones facing a life-limiting illness across East Dorset & Purbeck. They 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

– Breathlessness clinic

– Bereavement & family support

– Complementary therapy

– Hospice at home

Every year Lewis-Manning supports around 600 local people and develop new services, based on patient need and identified gaps in the area. To do this the charity needs to raise over £3.4m every year. Without these funds the charity could not exist. Their important work increases people’s physical and social wellbeing, 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