Barker Dry Cleaning & Laundry shows incredible support for Lewis-Manning Hospice Care’s ‘Grow Some Sunshine’ campaign

Barker Dry Cleaning and Laundry has shown incredible support for Lewis-Manning Hospice Care and has purchased 3,000 seed packets to join in the hospice’s ‘Grow Some Sunshine’ campaign and give them to the business’s private laundry customers.

Matthew Barker, MD of Barker, the largest domestic laundry in the UK and a leading specialists Dry Cleaner said, “When I heard about the ‘Grow Some Sunshine’ initiative I felt it was a great opportunity to give a little gift to my customers whilst helping my local hospice. This amazing charity has recently helped the family of a member of our staff, and this is an opportunity to say thank you, whilst spreading the word so others can be helped.

“We will also be helping the Lewis- Manning Hospice Care ‘Grow Some Sunshine’ campaign to raise money by selling seed packets in our dry cleaning shops in Sherborne, Bournemouth, Ashley Cross in Poole and Ferndown.”

Corporate Partnerships Fundraiser Nicki Cluley added, “We are thrilled to have the support of Barker. Their generosity is wonderful and will make a huge difference to the lives of the patients that we are supporting.

“In these uncertain times, there is one thing we can always be sure of, which is Lewis-Manning nurses will go above and beyond to care for families across East Dorset and Purbeck. They bring sunshine into patients lives during some of the most difficult times they will ever face. The ‘Grow Some Sunshine’ campaign is all about bringing families and communities together to grow giant sunflowers this summer! We want to fill the gardens of Dorset and those of Barker customers with their bold, bright and summery faces as a huge thank you to all of our nurses, supporters and community who ensure we can keep providing much-needed hospice care.”

About Barker 
Barker is a high-quality fabric care and manufacturing business specialising in the improvement of established markets, from laundry to shirt making. Fully traceable, ethically grown and woven cotton of the highest quality is used to manufacture its bed linen range whilst also being the global leader in the supply of starched dress wear to the legal profession and the film, TV and theatre industries. Their work can be seen in Downton Abbey, Poirot and Mr Selfridge, to name just a few. Barker are now the largest domestic laundry in the UK and a leading specialists Dry Cleaner, with a heritage dating back to 1861. www.barkergroup.co.uk

About Lewis-Manning Hospice Care
Lewis-Manning Hospice Care is a charity established 29 years ago, providing extraordinary care to patients and their families facing a life-limiting illness across Poole, Purbeck and East Dorset. We offer a range of free hospice care services aimed at helping people to live well through their illness, closer to home.
These include:
– Day hospices, virtual and in person
– Creative arts & wellbeing support
– Lymphoedema clinic for cancer patients
– Better breathing clinic
– Bereavement & family support
Every year we support nearly 500 local people and we develop new services, based on patient need and identified gaps in the area.
To do this we need to raise over £1.6m every year. Without these funds we could not exist.
Our important work increases people’s physical and social well-being, reduces isolation and loneliness, supports people to stay in their homes longer, and alleviates the huge pressures on family and carers. www.lewis-manning.org.uk
Registered charity no. 1120193