When Lewis-Manning Hospice Care decided to relocate their headquarters, it was a huge financial undertaking, but thanks to a £150,000 donation from Talbot Village Trust, they are now settling into their new premises.
Lewis-Manning Hospice Care helps people with life-limiting illnesses, providing day hospice care, clinics, and support groups. The work they do in the community carries significant value but as a charity, they rely on donations and grants to continue providing the care they offer.
After realising there was a gap in end-of-life support services in the East Dorset and Purbeck areas, the charity made the decision to relocate their headquarters and Poole services to somewhere more central. Thanks to a donation of £150,000 from Talbot Village Trust, they purchased their new centre in Longfleet Road, Poole. With better public transport links, and now being situated so close to Poole Hospital, the location will be far more convenient for those who rely on their help.
Clare Gallie, CEO of Lewis-Manning Hospice Care, said: “We are sincerely grateful to the Talbot Village Trust for their most generous and kind support of Lewis-Manning Hospice Care and for believing in our vision for the future. This is a really important time for our charity, a time when we are hoping to reach out to new local people who need our help, inspire new local services and support for our charity. As we enter this exciting phase of development it is wonderful to have partners like the Talbot Village Trust working with us, helping us to deliver care for local people with life limiting illness, closer to home.”
Talbot Village Trust were pleased to be able to help such an important cause. Trustee Russell Lucas-Rowe, said: “We understand how important the services Lewis-Manning offers is to the community and the people in need. Lewis-Manning has worked hard filling in the gap in end of life support services in East Dorset and we are very thrilled to have contributed to the improvement of our community. We look forward to seeing the new location and all the benefits it will bring once the refurbishments are completed.”