Dolphin Shopping Centre donates hundreds of floating candles for Lewis-Manning Hospice event

The Dolphin Shopping Centre in Poole is continuing its support of Lewis-Manning Hospice by donating floating candles to a fundraising event at the end of the month.

‘Time to Remember Walk’ takes place on Saturday September 30 at Poole Park, organised by Lewis-Manning Hospice and supported by the Dolphin Shopping Centre. The event will start with a gentle walk around the boating lake and end with the opportunity to light a floating candle and sail it out onto the boating lake.

The shopping centre nominated the hospice as its charity of the year in January, in addition to supporting Chestnut Nursery, the centre’s other nominated charity for 2017.

John Grinnell, centre manager at the Dolphin Shopping Centre, said: “As the centre is such a prominent part of Poole, we relish any opportunity to give back to the public. Lewis-Manning Hospice does amazing work locally and we are pleased to be able to support them.

“This event promises to be visually stunning, as well as being emotionally significant to the local community.”

Angela Morrow, communications manager at Lewis-Manning Hospice, said: “This is a really unique event for Poole, giving walkers the opportunity to remember someone special with the floating candle procession.”

 

The walk will begin promptly at 6.30pm at Poole Park’s boating lake. The event costs £16 per person, £20 per couple and £26 per family. All funds raised will provide valuable support to Lewis-Manning Hospice, a charity that provides day care and end of life care to around 900 local people each year living with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses in East Dorset.

For more information about the Dolphin Shopping Centre, visit www.dolphinshoppingcentre.co.uk