Mark’s 100 Mile Cycle Challenge

Please support Mark Parris on his 100 mile cycle challenge in aid of Lewis-Manning Hospice & MS Society Bournemouth by donating on Mark’s Virgin Money Giving page

Mark’s father has Parkinson’s Disease and has attended Lewis-Manning Hospice one day a week. His family noticed the improvement in his father whilst he was attending the Hospice and so Mark is supporting the good work they do by trying to raise as much money as he can for them.

Lewis-Manning Hospice is a charity in Poole that offers free specialist palliative nursing care to around 650 local people living with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses. The hospice promotes acceptance, hope and peace of mind in a safe and calming environment, helping people live well through their illness and beyond. It aims to ensure that local people are given access to the support they may need to help them cope with their illness and the changes it may bring.

Mark’s Father in Law & Sister in Law have Multiple Sclerosis. He is also raising money for this very good cause so that the money can help all of those affected by the disease. MS Bournemouth & District Branch are a Centre for local people affected by Multiple Sclerosis, based in West Parley, accommodating members from Wimborne, Verwood, Christchurch, Bournemouth and Poole, covering an area in excess of 200 square miles. They have 6 specially adapted buses that pick up members and bring them into the Centre, where they provide support, advice, craft work, hair dressing, physiotherapy and freshly cooked lunches for all local people with MS. The Centre is open 3 days a week and around 70 people with MS visit each day. An army of volunteers help run the centre, without whom the centre wouldn’t exist. Fully self funded the centre needs approximately £170,000 a year to function and is one of the largest MS centres in the country.

Please give generously to these 2 very worthwhile charities by donating on Mark’s Virgin Money Giving page

All donations are being split 50—50 between the two charities.

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