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Lewis-Manning celebrates a magical evening at the Nightingale Ball

by | Jul 5, 2023 | Fundraising, Donate, News | 0 comments

Lewis-Manning Hospice Care hosted their 1920’s inspired Nightingale Ball, by kind permission of Canford School. The extraordinary schoolhouse was the perfect setting for the glamorous fundraising event.

Guests enjoyed cocktails and canapés in ‘The Aviary’, complete with real trees and birdsong being played, before taking their seats in the breath-taking Great Hall, where they enjoyed creative dining provided by local caterers, Molecular Magic. A musical rendition of ‘A Nightingale sings in Berkeley Square’ was performed whilst celebrating the amazing work of Lewis-Manning’s clinical team, in a candlelight parade. The evening finished with dancing to the talented musicians from, ‘The UnSwung Heroes’.

The event was expertly compered by hospice Patron and Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Dorset, Felicity Irwin.  Guests and supporters were invited to participate in a silent and live auction, which included an impressive selection of prizes, including; Wimbledon tickets, lunch at the House of Lords, a week in a luxury chalet in the French Alps, a Wing Walking experience and much more!

Chief Executive Clare Gallie said, “It was a fantastic evening! A wonderful group of guests and supporters of the hospice came together and helped raised an outstanding amount, to support the vital work that our modern-day Nightingale nurses do.

“A huge thank you to our dining sponsor, Lester Aldridge and to our staff, volunteers, guests and local businesses who helped to create such a memorable evening. A special thank you to Troika Developments for their generous donation and support.”

Patron Felicity Irwin added, “I have been overwhelmed by the amazing support and generosity of all those involved, the evening was a wonderful celebration of our nurses who provide vital care to our patients and their families across East Dorset and Purbeck.

“We look forward to welcoming our supporters to an exciting programme of events planned later on in the year, including: An Evening with Kate Adie – 26th September, Ferndown Charity Golf Day – 17th October and An Evening with Jeff Mostyn – 1st November.”



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