Lewis-Manning Hospice in Poole, which provides free care and support for people with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses, is asking people to donate any unwanted Christmas gifts to its shops and to help with fundraising initiatives.
Maria Tidy, Fundraising Manager, said, “We are always in need of good quality items to use at our events throughout the year. So if you have any unwanted gift sets, vouchers, or chocolates or wine you are willing to donate, please send to the fundraising team.”
The hospice is also urging anyone who has any unwanted Christmas gifts, such as clothing, shoes, accessories, toys, games, books, DVDs, CDs, crockery, glassware and bakeware, to consider donating them to any of its seven hospice shops.
Paul Tucker, Communications Officer at the hospice, said, “We would really welcome any unwanted gifts for our shops and also remind people that if they are a UK tax payer, please ask about Gift Aid when donating as this adds 25 per cent to the value of their donations and therefore can have a significant impact on the amount we can raise for the hospice.”
The hospice provides free care services to over 700 people a year via their Day Hospice, Lymphoedema Clinic and Better Breathing Clinic, and this year will complete the final phase of the opening of its bedrooms to operate 24/7 and provide end of life care as well as respite and rehabilitation.
Anyone who would like to donate any unwanted Christmas gifts should call the fundraising team on 01202 701 000. For more information about supporting your local hospice, please contact them on 01202 708470 or visit www.lewis-manning.co.uk for more information.