Care South, a not-for-profit charity and a leading provider of residential and home care across the south of England, are delighted to be supporting Lewis-Manning Hospice Care’s ‘Candles in the Community’ for a third year in a row by sponsoring all events. The events launching this Autumn will give everyone the opportunity to come together to celebrate and remember loved ones:

  • Candles on the Lake – The Kitchen, Poole Park, Saturday 7th October
  • Candles on the Beach – Swanage Seafront, Saturday 21st October
  • Candles on the Green – Wimborne Minster, Saturday 18th November

Local choirs and The Salvation Army will perform at each event and include a short reflective reading, whilst creating a magical display of lights.

Care South’s Chief Executive, Simon Bird said: “As a charity partner of Lewis-Manning Hospice Care, we are delighted to support such a worthwhile event with our team, residents and their families getting involved in various ways. Candles in the Community is a lovely event that gives people the opportunity to do something special to remember their loved ones. We have a fantastic relationship with Lewis-Manning Hospice Care and both charities strive to help people in our community.”

Event Organiser, Hannah Garrett, said: “We were overwhelmed by the response from our local communities at last years’ Candles on the Lake and Candles on the Beach events, and in response to public demand, we are thrilled to launch a new location for this year – Candles on the Green in Wimborne.

“These will be unique, memorable and meaningful events where families and friends can come together to reflect, celebrate and remember loved ones. Whilst the events are emotional, the overriding feeling of community spirit always outweighs any sadness. The occasions provide real energy of hope and togetherness.”

The ‘Candles in the Community’ events are free to attend. To make an online donation prior to the event, please visit:, alternatively candles will be available on the night. If you would like to add a personal dedication to your candle, facilities to write your own message will be available.