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How Harry Potter star 'gatecrashed' wedding plus other Lewis-Manning Hospice Care news

By Staff Reporter [email protected]

Published: November 29, 2020 | Updated: 30th November 2020

Welcome to the latest update from Lewis-Manning Hospice Care.

This is our monthly round-up of all the latest news from your local charity hospice.

We want to let you know how to get involved in our events and the community, volunteering opportunities and introduce you to our talented and wonderful team of staff.

This month, we meet Debbie Tallick-Wyatt, Day Hospice Clinical Team Manager – and hear how Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe ‘gatecrashed’ her cousin’s wedding – and Carly Jervis-Goode, one of our incredible Charity Ambassadors.

Your support would mean so much to local families, so please head over to the Lewis-Manning website to find out more about the free of charge vital services we offer.

Just click here.

Read up on our recent news. As ever, it’s been a wonderfully busy few weeks for the hospice.

Actress Emilia Fox shows support for ‘Time to Remember’

Actress and presenter Emilia Fox. pictured right, has shown her support for our ‘Time to Remember’ campaign by paying tribute to her wonderful and fun great aunts.

She wants to encourage others to get involved with this wonderful initiative.

It’s a great and meaningful way to celebrate and remember loved ones, which is needed now more than ever.

Read more and find out how you can make your dedication here.


‘Time to Remember’ takes to the air

Area Fundraiser Vicki Gray and Day Hospice Clinical Team Manager Debbie Tallick-Wyatt took to the airwaves to discuss the ‘Time to Remember’ campaign.

You can listen by clicking here.

What a great promotion they did.


‘Box of Tricks’ brings joy, inspiration and increased mobility to patients

An initiative called the ‘Box of Tricks’ is bringing much needed joy, inspiration and increased physical and mental agility to our patients across East Dorset and Purbeck.

‘Box of Tricks’ is inspired by a previously successful patient support project, ‘Bags of Kindness’, which took place in the summer.

It was very well received by many hospice patients that were given a range of goodies and at home support items to help some of the most vulnerable people in our community through lockdown.

Read more here.


Chance to win £1,000 festive boost

We’re calling on our supporters to nominate us to win a £1,000 festive financial boost as part of Ecclesiastical Insurance’s annual 12 days of giving Christmas campaign.

The specialist insurer will be giving 120 different charities an early Christmas gift of a £1,000 donation, with ten winners announced each weekday from December 7 to 22.

It’s quick and easy to nominate Lewis-Manning Hospice Care online.

Nominations are open until December 21.

You can vote for Lewis-Manning Hospice Care here.

Our charity number is 1120193 and the charity type is health.


Peter Harding Wealth Management names us as its charity of the year

Peter Harding Wealth Management has named Lewis-Manning Hospice Care as its charity of the year.

Sarah Ryan, Marketing Director, Peter Harding Wealth Management (left) and Nicki Cluley, Lewis-Manning Hospice Care’s Corporate Partnerships Fundraiser.

The business, which is part of St. James’s Place Wealth Management, is owned by Peter Harding.

It has practices in Canford Cliffs in Poole, Sherborne and Shaftesbury, employing around 22 staff and 13 financial advisers.

Sarah Ryan, Marketing Director, said: “We chose Lewis-Manning Hospice Care as we are very aware of the amazing work that they do in the local community to support patients with life limiting illnesses.

“Our staff are all very much behind our new charity of the year and we’ve pledged to raise at last £3,000 over the next 12 months.”

Read more here.

We can’t thank our volunteers enough for their continued support and help.

Each month we turn the spotlight on one of these incredible people who are an integral part of the organisation.

This month we hear from Carly Jervis-Goode who has been a Charity Ambassador for Lewis-Manning Hospice Care since October 2019, pictured here with our CEO, Clare Gallie.

Name: Carly Jervis-Goode

Role & task  Ambassador for charity work and events. I use my business and social profile to raise awareness and money for Lewis-Manning Hospice Care, whether it’s the Great Dorset Tea Party or Time to Remember. I’ll be the first one telling everyone about these amazing projects.

When and why did you start volunteering? 

I started volunteering for Lewis-Manning Hospice Care last year.  It came after I lost my Dad in 2018, and I wanted to give back and help others. I feel very passionate about Lewis-Manning Hospice Care and I am always trying to look for new ideas to help them.

What’s the best bit of the role? 

Helping such an amazing charity, volunteering with such amazing people and seeing what they do to help people. It has definitely helped me.

What advice would you give to anyone thinking of volunteering? 

If you want to give back it’s an amazing charity to work with and is so rewarding. I’m delighted to be part of the Lewis-Manning Hospice Care team.

Please support grieving families by joining our ‘Time to Remember’ event, a way of celebrating and thanking the wonderful people in our lives and the loved ones we’ve lost.

Please like & share with your family, friends, colleagues and neighbours.

We want everyone to know this is so much more than remembering.

It’s about community and making sure that people who are going through incredibly tough times get the support and care they need and deserve.

Find out how you can make your dedication and donation by visiting our website.

We’re proud of our dedicated and committed team, especially seeing how everyone has dealt with the challenges and adversities that Covid-19 has presented to the charity.

This month we wanted to find out more about our Day Hospice Clinical Team Manager Debbie Tallick-Wyatt.

She tells us lots of things that we never knew about her including her chance meeting with Harry Potter star, Daniel Radcliffe and her favourite destinations to travel to.

Name: Debbie Tallick-Wyatt

Role: Day Hospice Clinical Manager

What’s the best thing about your job? Definitely job satisfaction, knowing I have made a difference to someone’s day is an amazing feeling.

What’s the best career advice you’ve ever been given? Well my head always told me that I wanted to be on the stage and star in the West End. I don’t really know why because I can’t sing to save my life. But my heart said be a nurse and my Dad said you will be a fantastic nurse and I took his advice and it’s the best advice I have ever listened too.

Tell us something about yourself that we wouldn’t know: Following the sudden, very tragic death of my mum at my cousin’s wedding, a second wedding reception was held a few weeks later at the Harbour Heights hotel in Poole. Unbeknown to all the guests, a then mere 21-year-old Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) was also staying at the hotel and he came down and gatecrashed the wedding party, mingling with all the guests. He came over and spoke to me and we spent the entire evening together sitting at the bar, testing all the wine and gin! He was absolutely amazing and made what was such a tragic awful situation a little easier and gave myself and the bride and groom something to remember on their wedding day instead of it being filled with such sadness and loss. Daniel just being there means we still all talk about it now. Lots of people took photos and some were of myself and Daniel and people thought he was away with his mum! My wonderful mum would have loved it and Daniel was a lovely young man and an absolute pleasure to meet.

Describe yourself in three words: Kind, compassionate and honest.

If you were going to rule the world for the day, what law would you introduce? Everyone must have at least five holidays abroad each year.

Your best place for a holiday is? Hence the above. I have more than one. A beautiful little place in Spain called ‘La Carihuela Beach.’ That’s where my mum lived and I have been going for 28 years and still love it. Secondly Cuba, both amazing places.

Our aim is to help as many local people as possible, who are dealing with a life limiting illness, to live their precious lives well.

There is no charge to attend Lewis-Manning Hospice Care.

If you wish to make a donation to support our extraordinary hospice care, please visit

If you would like to know more about our vital services, or discuss anything in greater detail, then please contact a member of our team on 01202 708470 or email [email protected].

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