The team at Nunet were delighted to get involved with local charity, Lewis Manning, and their `Box of Tricks’ initiative. The bespoke boxes are purposed with holding a variety of goodies, all aimed at increasing physical and physical agility. With Covid regulations restricting patient visits to the hospice, the boxes were hand delivered to patients homes.

Ruth Wright, Area Fundraiser, said: “We have 65 Boxes of Tricks which will be delivered directly to our patients in their homes from a safe and social distance.

“Over the coming weeks they will receive a further three deliveries of special items to add to their boxes and help them in these difficult times.

“Items include an activity booklet created by Active Dorset, specifically aimed at patients with life-limiting illness, highlighting achievable exercises for them to take part in their homes to increase their movement.

“There is a stress ball to increase hand dexterity, an adult colouring book donated by The Works, felt tip pens, chocolates, Jimmy’s Iced Coffee, and cakes donated by Tesco, a hospice newsletter and a poem written by one of our wonderful volunteers.

“The eye-catching boxes have been manufactured for us by Nunet, a local Dorset-based manufacturer of bespoke ring binders, folders, presentation boxes and wallets.

“We are delighted by the generosity shown by local companies, especially during this difficult time.

“The interest and support that we have received for this project is quite amazing.

“Despite Covid-19, Lewis-Manning Hospice Care is still actively supporting and communicating with our patients every week and it is great to be able to think outside the box, find out specifically what challenges our patients are facing right now and create an inspiring and fun way to combat those challenges.

“The boxes will be delivered by our healthcare assistants and our volunteers, so that each patient receives a friendly and well-known face at their doors.”

Original quote taken, and kindly permitted, from Dorset Biz News . co. uk


November 2020

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