Storage company Store & Secure has shown its support for its local charity hospice by offering free storage to Lewis-Manning Hospice Care.
Store & Secure is run by sisters Sophie and Lucy Maidman and is located in Poole. The bright yellow building in Hamworthy is 40,000 square feet in area and is touchingly named Joyce House, after their late mother Joyce Maidman, who sadly passed away in 2020.
Sophie Maidman said, “We are delighted to be able to make this gesture to Lewis-Manning Hospice Care. We are aware of the incredible work that they do and the difference that this makes to the patients and their families that it supports across Poole, East Dorset and Purbeck.
“After our mother died we were contacted by Lewis-Manning Hospice Care’s Family Support and Bereavement team to see if they could help us, this was hugely appreciated by us all.”
Lewis-Manning’s Chief Executive Clare Gallie advised, “The storage being offered to us by Store & Secure will save our charity approximately £5,000 each year. We will use the space to store retail shop items, hospice equipment that is needed, but not every day and also items that we need to legally save.
“It’s a wonderfully generous gesture by Store & Secure and we are hugely grateful.”
Photo Caption: Kav Wood, Nicki Clubby & Sophie Maidman
About Lewis-Manning Hospice Care
Lewis-Manning Hospice Care is in its 30th anniversary year, providing extraordinary care to patients and their loved ones 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
– Breathlessness clinic
– Bereavement & family support
– Complementary therapy
– Hospice at home
Every year we support nearly 600 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