Care South, a not-for-profit leading provider of residential and care at home services across the south of England, is delighted to announce a formal partnership with Lewis-Manning Hospice Care which will mutually and equally benefit both Poole-based charities. The partnership is being funded through Care South’s Chairman’s 2020 Fund.
Lewis-Manning Hospice Care is a charity helping people with life-limiting illnesses and their families across East Dorset. The charity delivers care and support for patients who have been diagnosed with life-limiting illnesses whilst promoting acceptance, hope and peace of mind. Lewis-Manning Hospice Care offers a range of important services which are run by an incredible clinical team.
Care South’s Chairman’s 2020 Fund was set up as a way for the charity to show its support and appreciation to other charities and local not-for-profit individuals and groups who are important to Care South’s care home residents, care at home clients and staff.
Care South and Lewis-Manning Hospice Care have held an informal partnership for a number of years and have worked closely to support one another through a wide range of initiatives and events. Residents from Care South’s Dorset House care home in Poole were delighted to recently join Lewis-Manning Hospice Care at its ‘Muddy Dog Dash’ event that took place at Upton Country Park on 26th March. Residents wanted to see the start line, so they all sat near the action and watched the runners take part in a warmup with some residents joining in with the lunging and stretching. Others watched on excitedly and were delighted when runners brought their dogs over to meet them. Once the participants were underway, residents enjoyed a delicious lunch spread of sandwiches, cakes and hot drinks purchased from the tearooms whilst enjoying the Muddy Dog Dash event.
Simon Bird, Care South’s Chief Executive, commented: “This partnership is yet another way that Care South is able to support such an important local charity – and one which means so much to us all and supports us and residents in our care throughout the year. As part of the partnership, we have lots of interesting and exciting projects and initiatives planned as well as many more activities and events at our homes involving residents, staff and volunteers from both charities, throughout the year.”
Claire Gallie, CEO at Lewis-Manning Hospice Care, added: “There are no words to express our gratitude and thanks to Simon and the team at Care South for this grant in recognition of the partnership. Care South and Lewis-Manning are both charities and share the same values as one another. Thank you from the bottom of my heart – this fantastic sum of money will enable us to help more people and their loved ones in our community.”