Lewis-Manning Hospice Care Patron Harry Redknapp took part in ITV’s Supermarket Sweep game show programme and won £500 to donate to the local charity hospice based on Longfleet Road, Poole.
Harry visited the new premises, along with his wife Sandra, to present the cheque to CEO, Clare Gallie.
Commenting on his involvement in the programme, Harry said, “My team-mate Paul Merson and I didn’t do as well as we might have hoped but we’re thrilled to have won £1,000, to be shared between Lewis-Manning Hospice Care and Paul’s nominated charity, the NSPCC. We also had so much fun taking part in the show, which is hosted by Rylan Clark-Neal.”
CEO Clare Gallie said, “We were delighted that Harry chose to take part in the programme to raise funds for patients in our community and it was brilliant to hear him say the charity’s name on television, all of our staff were rather excited! It was very generous of Harry to donate his winnings to Lewis-Manning, and £500 would pay for over 24 hours of care for our patients, reducing isolation and loneliness.”
About Lewis-Manning Hospice Care
Lewis-Manning Hospice Care is a charity established 29 years ago, providing extraordinary care to patients and their families facing a life-limiting illness across Poole, Purbeck and East Dorset. We offer a range of free hospice care services aimed at helping people to live well through their illness, closer to home.
These include:- Day hospices, virtual and in person- Creative arts & wellbeing support- Lymphoedema clinic for cancer patients- Better breathing clinic- Family bereavement & supportEvery year we support nearly 500 local people and we develop new services, based on patient need and identified gaps in the area.
To do this we need to raise over £1.6m every year. Without these funds we could not exist.
Our important work increases people’s physical and social well-being, reduces isolation and loneliness, supports people to stay in their homes longer, and alleviates the huge pressures on family and carers.Registered charity no. 1120193