Whilst businesses, schools, educational centres and entertainment places are closed and most of us are self-isolating, Lewis-Manning Hospice Care are asking the good people of Dorset to Spring clean their homes and donate any hidden gems to their charity shops. You will be making a real difference to our community during this difficult time.

Lewis-Manning Hospice Care are urging anyone to combat the boredom at home, get the kids involved and make it a fun task to have a spring sort out and donate your good quality, preloved items to your nearest Lewis-Manning Hospice Care charity shop. Addresses for the shops can be found on their website by visiting, https://lewis-manning.co.uk/shops/. If you have large furniture items that need collecting please call 01202 760574 to arrange this at a safe and convenient time. 

Clare Gallie CEO of Lewis-Manning Hospice Care said, “We’re inviting you all to help us by Spring cleaning your homes, garages and outbuildings and find us high quality items you now longer need that we can sell in our hospice shops across the county.

I’m hoping this will have a positive impact on our community by challenging individuals and families to take on this practical task that will help our charity greatly, but will also give young ones and parents something to do during these uncertain times. Why not sort out wardrobes, cupboards, garages, and areas containing unwanted, unloved or rarely used items, which can be donated to us? Then when it is safe to do so the items can be dropped off at one of the Lewis-Manning Hospice Care shops in your area.

This is such a positive way to help our charity hospice, which will enable us to support more local people with life limiting illness in the community.”

As many of our patients with life limiting illnesses begin social distancing due to COVID-19. We have great concerns about the affect of isolation and loneliness on these vulnerable local people.

Lewis-Manning Hospice Care has decided to take an active and early role in helping our local communities by putting in place plans to make regular contact with those at risk offering daily and weekly contact via the telephone, Skype, FaceTime and other social platforms. In addition we will help with visits at home and have also offered help and support to our NHS colleagues at this difficult time.

With the potential increase in demand for our services and the concerns about how we will recoup from a significant drop in fundraising events and donations, now is the time to support our charity. Now, more than ever, we need your help to make the difference.

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