One woman's dream for Dorset

Julia Perks was a dedicated paediatric nurse whose dream was to develop a support network for families struggling to care for a life-limited child without any help or respite. 

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What is Lewis-Manning Hospice?

Lewis-Manning Hospice is Poole’s voluntary hospice offering free specialist palliative nursing care to around 700 local people each year living with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses. We are a registered charity, regulated and inspected by the Care Quality Commission

All of the services offered at Lewis-Manning House are free to patients and their carers. Approximately 20% of funding comes via our contract with NHS Dorset CCG. The remaining £65,000 a month is raised by the hospice through fundraising initiatives, donations, legacies and the hospice shops, although when the hospice opens its beds these costs will double. The support of the local community is vital to the continuation of the hospice and the life changing work that is being done there.

You can visit their website and donate.

Missing People is the only charity in the UK which specialises in, and is dedicated to, bringing missing children and adults back together with their families. Some missing people you will have heard of, but many more you won’t. For their families, life without them can be a desperate and unbearable struggle. We are there for them 24 hours a day, every day of the year, at the end of a phone, text or email, ready to use every means possible to search for and find their missing loved ones and to provide vital on-going support to families where the agonising wait turns into years, not just days.

Please donate by clicking any of these websites!