FIVE local Rotary clubs have combined to provide a donation of £10,000 to furnish and equip a room the in the new £2.8m Lewis-Manning Hospice in Poole.
The clubs, at Ferndown, Parley, Swanage & Purbeck, Wareham and Wimborne, were tasked to raise £5000. The balance - part of the proceeds from the recent disbandment of the Wimborne branch of Dorset Association for the Disabled - was provided through John Slow, president of Wimborne Rotary, in agreement with fellow trustees of the association.
Elizabeth Purcell, CEO of the Lewis-Manning Hospice, said: "The cheque is a fantastic boost for the hospice and for the growing number of patients that rely on us for the help we provide at a particularly distressing time."
Anne Banks, past president of Ferndown, the lead club, said: "Rotary clubs can only do so much on their own, and so much more when they combine their resources.
"Furnishing and equipping a room at the Lewis-Manning Hospice is a case in point and we are absolutely delighted that we could come together for such a worthwhile cause."