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Latest news from Lewis-Manning Hospice Care including how you can leave a lasting legacy...

By Staff Reporter [email protected]

Published: September 25, 2022 | Updated: 26th September 2022

Read all the latest news from Lewis-Manning Hospice Care and learn ways to get involved in our community.

Why not consider joining in our ‘Candles on the Lake’ community event or create a lasting legacy by leaving a kind gift to Lewis-Manning in your Will?

This month we have a chat with our Digital Health Nurse Jessica Cutler.

There are always ways in which you and your company can support your local charity hospice.

Your support would mean so much to local patients and their families, so please head over to the Lewis-Manning Hospice Care website to find out more about the free of charge services that we offer and how you can help.

Simply click here.


We love to keep you all involved in what our community is up to.

Our popular Candles on the Lake event returns for 2022 at 6pm on Saturday 15th October

Read more online here.

Take part in our Free Wills Month

Did you know that gifts in Wills pays for over 100 days of patient care at Lewis-Manning Hospice Care?

Of course, we understand that family comes first, however with your kind support, we promise to do everything in our power to provide quality care for the people of East Dorset and Purbeck that are living with life-limiting illnesses.

Lester Aldridge, in partnership with Lewis-Manning Hospice Care, is offering anyone who is 55 or over, the chance to make or update their Will for free in October.

Life can change very quickly and it’s worth keeping your Will updated to reflect the important changes as they happen.

If you’ve already written a Will, but want to make updates to it, they are free of charge too.

Writing a Will is important as it means you can decide what happens after you’re gone and make sure your loved ones are taken care of.

Many people also decide to leave a gift to a charity when making their Will, to ensure the support for causes dear to them lives on as their legacy.

Making a Will doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive, it’s there to give you peace of mind that everything is in order.

This initiative pays for simple Wills, but reduced fees for more complex arrangements can be agreed.

There is no obligation to remember Lewis-Manning Hospice Care in your Will, but we really hope you are able to, and help us to keep providing extraordinary hospice care in the local community.

To register your interest please click here or call 01202 030595.

Get involved with our Candles on the Lake community event

Our Candles on the Lake event returns for 2022 at 6pm on Saturday 15th October.

Come along to enjoy a spectacular floating candle display, music from local musicians and a reflective reading to remember and celebrate loved ones.

The hugely popular event is free for all to join, so tell your friends, neighbours, colleagues, and family to come along to this fabulous evening.

We encourage supporters to make an online donation for a candle(s) prior to the event to avoid any disappointment, alternatively candles will be available on the night.

If you would like to add a personal dedication to your candle, facilities to write your own message will be available.

It will be a memorable and meaningful celebration where families and friends can come together to reflect, remember and celebrate loved ones.

Music will be performed by local musicians and a short reflective reading will be given by Jo Sharkey, Bereavement Lead at Lewis-Manning.

Volunteers from Rockley Watersports will place the candles on the lake to create a magical display of lights.

We are asking people to make a suggested donation of £5 per candle.

If three people donated this amount, it could cover the cost of a one-hour telephone call or visit, providing support to a grieving family.

If you would like to make a donation for a candle prior to the event, please click here.

We’re proud of our dedicated and committed team.

This month we spoke to Digital Health Nurse Jessica Cutler.

What’s the best thing about your job?

This is a new role in Lewis-Manning Hospice care, which I’m really excited to be able to mould and shape.

It will enable us to reach and support more patients from their home, allowing them to access the amazing services Lewis-Manning have to offer, which they may have previously missed out on because of not being able to travel into the day unit.

What’s the best career advice you’ve ever been given?

Never be afraid to have a new dream or goal.

Tell us something about yourself that we wouldn’t know.

I do silversmithing in my spare time.

I love getting totally immersed in making something, it is very therapeutic and to have a piece of jewellery as the end piece (on the occasion that it all goes to plan!) is so rewarding.

Describe yourself in 3 words.

Optimistic, compassionate, jovial.

If you were going to rule the world for the day, what law would you introduce?

Fairness in the world. It breaks my heart that people live in such poverty when there is such wealth.

Your best place for a holiday is?

Anywhere in the Mediterranean, by the sea, with the people I love!

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