Felicity Irwin has joined Lewis-Manning Hospice Care as Patron. Felicity has an outstanding reputation and breadth of experience in both business and fundraising. She is a Deputy Lieutenant, supporting HM Lord-Lieutenant of Dorset Angus Campbell, and is a former Chairman of Care South. She is also a highly esteemed fundraiser, with a hugely impressive history, having raised millions of pounds for a wide range of charitable causes over the years.
Welcoming Felicity, CEO Clare Gallie said, “It is a great honour to have Felicity’s support and commitment to Lewis-Manning Hospice Care. We are really looking forward to working with her over the coming months.”
Felicity added, “I am delighted to be on board as Patron at Lewis-Manning. I’ve had a long relationship with the hospice, dating back over 20 years, when I was instrumental in the fundraising behind the original extension at the previous site. As a former Chairman of Care South, who are now partnering and working with Lewis Manning in many different aspects, I am delighted to continue this association as Patron and to be wholly involved in the future of the hospice.”
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- Better breathing clinic- Bereavement & family support
Every 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.
lewis-manning.org.uk Registered charity no. 1120193