Patrick Fensterseifer, Head Chef at Care South’s St Ives House care home near Ringwood, has recently taken part in a 100km charity walk to fundraise for Lewis-Manning Hospice Care. Patrick raised a total of £900 and all donations have been given to the hospice, which provides care and support to patients and their families facing a life-limiting illness. The charity’s important work increases people’s physical and social wellbeing, reduces isolation and loneliness, and alleviates the huge pressures faced by family and carers.
Patrick, the home’s Head Chef, commented: “I am so overwhelmed by the amount of support and money raised by doing this walk. I was absolutely delighted to take part in the challenge for such a fantastic cause. The help and care that Lewis-Manning Hospice Care provides is second to none and I wanted to give something back. I would like to extend my thanks to all those who donated and the huge support of the team at St Ives House.”
Director of Fundraising at Lewis-Manning Hospice Care, Tom Goodinge, added, “What a fantastic amount of money Patrick has raised for the charity! From all our staff, nurses and patients, we would like to say a huge thank you to Patrick and everyone who donated to his fundraiser and helped raise money. These vital funds will help so many local lives who need hospice care and will be facing some of the toughest and most difficult times they will ever go through.”
St Ives House is a beautiful care home based close to Ringwood and offers residential, dementia and respite care