Hospice appeals for support after break-in

Photo shows Clare Gallie, chief executive, Lewis-Manning Hospice Care at the front of Longfleet House Poole.  Photo ROUTEpr
Photo shows Clare Gallie, chief executive, Lewis-Manning Hospice Care at the front of Longfleet House Poole. Photo ROUTEpr

Lewis-Manning Hospice Care is appealing for urgent donations following a recent break-in at its new premises at Longfleet Road, Poole.

Clare Gallie, chief executive at the charity, said: “Materials, old cabling and wires were all stolen from the Hospice’s new premises. Construction work is underway with local suppliers who are getting the new premises ready,
so we can move into Longfleet House in a few months.

“It is so heart breaking for us, as this is such a crucial time, when we are poised to launch our new outreach services, in the next few weeks.

From its new base, Lewis-Manning will be able to help even more people in Poole, Purbeck and East Dorset with life limiting illnesses. Its aim is to increase people’s physical and social well-being, reduce isolation and loneliness,
support people to stay in their homes longer, and alleviate the huge pressures on family and carers.

Tom Goodinge, Director of Fundraising at the charity, added: “We rely on donations to support every aspect of our work – that means volunteers who donate time, clinical experts who work for us and those people that give so
generously to our fundraising initiatives.

“It’s upsetting for all of us to experience a break-in and see the damage, therefore if you can give a little more at this time, we issue a heartfelt appeal and will be grateful for any donations.”

Clare concluded: “ Community donations keep every aspect of our work going, they are our lifeblood. “We would like to reach out to the local community to ask people to please help keep our new home safe and secure and,
if you notice anything suspicious, contact the local authorities.”

(Visit Lewis-Manning Hospice Care’s JustGiving page and make a one-off donation or set up a regular monthly gift, https://www.justgiving.com/lewismanning or please help by texting DORSETCARE to 70470
to give a gift of just £5 per month. Terms and conditions can be found on lewis-manning.co.uk)

 

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