Lewis-Manning Hospice Care hosted a celebratory event to mark the amazing fundraising efforts of the businesses that took part in the hospice’s ’30 for 30’ campaign, an initiative that saw 30 local businesses pledging to raise £1,000 each during the 30th anniversary year of the hospice.
Held at Aruba on Bournemouth Pier, with the venue kindly donating welcome drinks and canapes, hospice staff welcomed over 80 people.
Corporate Partnerships Fundraiser Nicki Cluley said, “It’s wonderful to be here this evening celebrating the brilliant fundraising successes of our ’30 for 30’ businesses. We’ve been blown away by how the business community has come together in our 30th year. There have been some fantastic fundraising initiatives by so many and we’ve been impressed with the creativity shown.”
During the evening a video was shown which illustrated the diversity of fundraising throughout the year, which included walks, runs, climbing, go karting, baking, fire walking, muddy dog running, hosting lunches and much more.
Guests also watched a video in which a Lewis-Manning nurse talked emotively about what the businesses’ support meant to the hospice and how it allowed them to offer outstanding care for patients and their loved ones with life-limiting illnesses across East Dorset and Purbeck.
Each business was awarded with a certificate to thank and acknowledge the support given.
Quostar MD James Stelfox said, “It’s been a real pleasure supporting Lewis-Manning throughout the year and we are looking forward to continuing our commitment and support into the future.”
Saffery Champness Partner Jamie Lane advised, “It’s been much fun fundraising for Lewis-Manning, a great way to get our team together and engage with other local businesses.”
Hill Osborne Director Sue Norman added, “We have thoroughly enjoyed the experience of being involved in this initiative, we organised a beach walk and it really brought our team together. The event at Aruba was a fabulous evening, it was a real pleasure being there amongst the other businesses and being inspired by the different fundraising activities.”
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. 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
– Complementary therapy
– Hospice at home
Every year we support around 600 local people and we develop new services, based on patient need and identified gaps in the area. This year we need your help to raise £3.4m to continue providing our important services in your community. 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