Published: July 19, 2022 | Updated: July 19, 2022

Biz Briefs: Lewis-Manning Hospice Care, Dorset Mind and the Chris Lyddiatt Memorial Golf Day

Hayley Bonner, Lewis-Manning Hospice Care’s new Director of Clinical Services.
By Andrew Diprose, editor

Hayley joins hospice charity as Director of Clinical Services

Hayley Bonner has joined Lewis-Manning Hospice Care as Director of Clinical Services.

She brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her new role and has worked in the health care sector for many years across secondary and primary care teams within the NHS.

Hayley said: “I’m really looking forward to my new role.

“I love change management, setting up and developing new services which is what I shall enjoy bringing to Lewis-Manning and helping them to grow their clinical services.

“There are busy times ahead.”

Clare Gallie, CEO, pictured left, said: “It’s great to have Hayley as part of our team.

“We have ambitious plans to continue our expansion of services as part of our ongoing strategy to bring hospice care ‘Closer to home’.

“Hayley will play a pivotal part in this growth.”


Dorset Mind restarts support group for Verwood

Dorset Mind is to hold its mental health support group ‘Wellbeing in Mind’ every fortnight at St Michael’s Parish Centre in Verwood.

The first was held on Tuesday July 19, 7-9pm.

The group comprises a guided two-hour session, helping participants explore their experiences of mental health and benefit from peer support and educative wellbeing workshops.

It was paused during Covid when all face-to-face services had to move online.

Linda O’Sullivan, Dorset Mind CEO, pictured left, said: “A group like ‘Wellbeing in Mind’ can help a community come together and teach them how to support their most vulnerable.

“This is particularly relevant in Verwood as the community is so tightly knitted due to the locality.”

Dr Andrew Mayers, Dorset Mind Patron and Principal Academic at Bournemouth University, pictured right, added: “Having our groups return to face-to-face delivery following lockdown is great news for all those we support in that part of Dorset.”

To contribute towards funding the project, Meyers Estate Agents – friends of Dorset Mind and corporate partners – has pledged to donate £100 for every property sale they complete.

Further information about Dorset Mind’s 1-2-1 and group support across Dorset can be found here.


Golf day honours memory of Chris, 56, who passed away a year ago

A golf day honouring the memory of Chris Lyddiatt is to be hosted at Wareham Golf Club on Friday August 5.

The 56-year-old, pictured left, passed away in Poole Hospital on July 17 last year, four weeks after being diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer.

The two women he liked to call ‘his girls’ – his daughter Lauren and her mum Jen – were by his side.

All proceeds from next month’s golf day will go to the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation.

The cost – £160 per 4 ball – includes:

  • Coffee on arrival
  • 18 Holes at Wareham Golf Club
  • Hog roast (vegetarian options available)
  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes available

To book please contact Lauren on