Lewis-Manning Hospice is Poole’s voluntary hospice offering free specialist palliative nursing care to around to local people living with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. We aim to promote acceptance, hope and peace of mind in a safe and calming environment. We know that when someone develops cancer or another life threatening illness their life is changed dramatically. It is our aim to ensure that local people are given access to the support they need to help them cope with their illness and the changes it may bring. Our specialist nursing team offers care and support through a day care service, lymphoedema and breathlessness clinics, and education services and support groups for both patients and carers. We also offer creative arts therapies, physiotherapy, aromatherapy and other holistic treatments. The lymphoedema clinic is a specialist outpatient clinic for local people living with lymphoedema which is the swelling of a limb due to the failure of the lymphatic system. The breathlessness clinic is also an outpatient clinic, helping people with respiratory conditions get more out of their lives by teaching them strategies to manage the distressing symptoms associated with breathlessness. All of Lewis-Manning’s services are FREE of charge. The hospice is currently celebrating its 20th anniversary (in 2012) and is encouraging people to donate £20 for their 20th anniversary which will go towards the running costs of the hospice.