Art exhibition raises funds for Lewis-Manning Hospice Care and Poole’s Centre for the Arts

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The Mike Jeffries art exhibition opened at Lighthouse in Poole on Friday 10th June and ran for 2 weeks, during Lighthouse. All proceeds from painting sales are being split equally between Lewis-Manning Hospice Care and Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts.

A pre-exhibition opening VIP event was hosted by Mike and his wife Pam on Thursday 9th June, with supporters of both Lewis-Manning and the Lighthouse invited.

Mike and Pam Jeffries are both Patrons of the hospice and Mike is a former Chairman of Poole Arts Trust. As a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Mike Jeffries is an accomplished watercolourist.

Having trained as an architect, he started painting architectural subjects and street scenes before moving from London to Poole some twenty years ago and branching out into other areas including marine painting and landscapes. He travels overseas a lot and often paints scenes associated with his travels, as well as London and local subjects.

Mike said

“Finding a subject is more complicated than you might think so I take lots of photos and sketches and maybe only one or two end up being painted. Some scenes I’ve painted several times because I just enjoy them so much and there are several local views in this exhibition, as well as scenes from London, Europe and other places.

My wife and I are delighted to offer our support to two causes that are very close to our hearts.”

Mike’s paintings are hanging in homes around the world, including Australia, North America and Europe, as well as the UK.

Peter Harding Wealth Management sponsored the art exhibition. Marketing Director Julian Barrett said, “It is wonderful that Mike is so generously raising money, through the sale of his art, for such worthy causes who play an important part in our local community.

“As we approach our 30th anniversary year, we have throughout this time, maintained a core philosophy; to always put our clients firmly at the heart of everything we do. No two clients are the same, so we ensure that we understand their personal or business objectives and deliver financial solutions that are right for them. We are passionate about what we do and strive to offer the very best service to develop long-term client relationships from generation to generation.”

To find out more about Mike Jeffries, his work and inspiration, visit and if you would also like to support Lewis-Manning Hospice Care and help us to help more local people, please visit

About Lewis-Manning Hospice Care

Lewis-Manning Hospice Care is in its 30th anniversary year, providing extraordinary care to patients and their families facing a life-limiting illness across Poole, Purbeck and East Dorset.

30 years ago, it was our founder, Mrs Marjorie Lewis-Manning, whose generosity and inspiration started Lewis-Manning Hospice Care, with a vision to help people with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses.

Without the help of wonderful volunteers, the past 30 years would not have been possible. Their dedication and support have enabled so many people to receive the hospice care they need and deserve.

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

– Breathlessness 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 £2.3m 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

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