Lewis-Manning Hospice Care hosted their 1920’s inspired Nightingale Ball, by kind permission of Canford School. The extraordinary schoolhouse was the perfect setting for the glamorous fundraising event.
Guests enjoyed cocktails and canapés in ‘The Aviary’, complete with real trees and birdsong being played, before taking their seats in the breath-taking Great Hall, where they enjoyed creative dining provided by local caterers, Molecular Magic.
A musical rendition of ‘A Nightingale sings in Berkeley Square’ was performed whilst celebrating the amazing work of Lewis-Manning’s clinical team, in a candlelight parade. The evening finished with dancing to the talented musicians from, ‘The UnSwung Heroes’.
The event was expertly compered by hospice Patron and Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Dorset, Felicity Irwin. Guests and supporters were invited to participate in a silent and live auction, which included an impressive selection of prizes, including; Wimbledon tickets, lunch at the House of Lords, a week in a luxury chalet in the French Alps, a Wing Walking experience and much more!
Chief Executive Clare Gallie said, “It was a fantastic evening! A wonderful group of guests and supporters of the hospice came together and helped raised an outstanding amount, to support the vital work that our modern-day Nightingale nurses do.
“A huge thank you to our dining sponsor, Lester Aldridge and to our staff, volunteers, guests and local businesses who helped to create such a memorable evening. A special thank you to Troika Developments for their generous donation and support.”
Patron Felicity Irwin added,
“I have been overwhelmed by the amazing support and generosity of all those involved, the evening was a wonderful celebration of our nurses who provide vital care to our patients and their families across East Dorset and Purbeck.
“We look forward to welcoming our supporters to an exciting programme of events planned later on in the year, including: An Evening with Kate Adie – 26th September, Ferndown Charity Golf Day – 17th October and An Evening with Jeff Mostyn – 1st November.”
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.