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Read all the latest news from Lewis-Manning Hospice Care and how you can help our charity

By Staff Reporter [email protected]

Published: January 5, 2021 | Updated: 6th January 2021

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, and our first one in 2021!

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 Financial Coordinator, Flo Tyler, and Trustee, Timothy Lee.

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 that we offer.

Just click here.

Read up on our recent news.

As ever, there’s been lots of positive news to report on from the hospice community over the last few weeks.

Parvalux team gear up with festive fundraising bonanza

Managing Director Nick Parker said: “Parvalux has been a prominent manufacturing employer in Bournemouth for many years and although the past year has been a tough one, our employees have pulled together and worked really hard to make it successful.

“We’re delighted to be in a position to help raise funds to support a great local charity such as Lewis -Manning Hospice Care, which was selected as our charity by a vote across all our staff.”

Read more here.


New trustee appointed to join the Board

CEO Clare Gallie said: “As a charity we have been through the process of evaluating business needs and identifying potential gaps in our Board structure. This led to us advertising for a Trustee with finance leadership expertise. As a result, we are delighted to welcome on board David McDonald who brings with him a wealth of talent to our organisation.

“David McDonald is a well-known local business leader, President of Christchurch Rugby Club and Chair of the Vistage Executive Peer Advisory Group for local business owners, in and around Dorset.”

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 Timothy Lee, who has been a Trustee at Lewis-Manning Hospice Care for the last three years.

When and why did you start volunteering at Lewis-Manning Hospice Care?

I started volunteering at the hospice three years ago. Prior to that I’d spent 12 years on the Board of Bournemouth University, the last five as Deputy Chair. A friend of mine was retiring as a Trustee at Lewis-Manning Hospice Care and introduced me to the charity.

My career background is as a Director of Sales and Marketing, having worked all of my career in the IT industry. I was keen to bring my industry skills to the charity and make good use of them.

I am currently Chair of the Income Generation and Marketing Committee, oversee all the fundraising and retail trading activities. I also sit on the ‘People’ sub- committee (HR) and have also been involved in the recruitment of various management roles at the hospice, including that of the new CEO 18 months ago – a role that was filled by Clare Gallie. She impressed us all with her enthusiasm, courage, creativity and decision making.

What are you particularly proud of in your role as Trustee?

I am most proud of the overall transformation that has been seen at the hospice during the last 18 months, it has been extremely positive, with a new Chairman and CEO appointed.

The Trustee Board has been invigorated and we have attracted lots of new talent.

Despite the challenges of Covid we have seen many improvements and continue to develop and grow as an organisation. We are delivering new and relevant services, in areas that weren’t previously being covered. It’s been fantastic to be involved in so much innovation and transformation.

It’s good to know that, collectively as trustees, we are making a positive difference. That gives me huge satisfaction. I particularly enjoy supporting the hospice when I can use my skills related to my marketing background.

What advice would you give to anyone thinking of volunteering?  

We very much welcome new volunteers at Lewis-Manning Hospice Care. I’d always suggest getting in touch with the team here.

We have so many diverse opportunities to get involved, with a real mix of skills required – from gardening, driving, helping out in the day hospice, receptionists, art therapists, musicians to entertain day care patients, trustee positions or simply someone to phone patients to check in on them and to stay connected in these difficult times.

You’d be surprised at the wide range of opportunities. The time commitment can also be to suit the individual and can vary throughout the month.

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 & donation by visiting our website here.  

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 during 2020.

This month we wanted to find out more about our Financial Coordinator, Flo Tyler.

What’s the best thing about your job?

I am very proud to work for Lewis-Manning Hospice Care but I would say the best things about my job are the diversity of the role and my fabulous colleagues.

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

You will never know everything but use this as an opportunity in life to grow, learn new things and challenge old thought patterns.

Tell us something about yourself that we wouldn’t know

In my spare time I enjoy being creative whether it’s creating artwork for my flat, making all my Christmas decorations or trying out new vegan recipes. I always have to keep busy!

Describe yourself in three words

Positive, caring and loyal.

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

My law would be to reduce food wastage and in line with that make sure that everyone in the world always has enough to eat.

Your best place for a holiday is?

Somewhere I have very fond memories of is Cassis in the South of France but I truly believe the holiday is made by the friends and family that join you on the adventure.

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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