Dashwood Manor Care UK

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Fundraising for Marie Curie
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Marie Curie

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RCN 207994 (England & Wales) and SC038731 (Scotland)
We offer expert care, guidance and support to people living with a terminal illness


My name is Dennis and I am nearly 89 years young. In September 2021 I moved to Dashwood Manor in Basingstoke, a care home owned by Care UK

Care UK offer each resident the opportunity to wish for something that we have always wanted to do. When I hung my wish on the tree, I never imagined it becoming a reality! The staff at Dashwood Manor have gone above and beyond to make this happen. These wishes can be big or small – from trying cocktails on a Friday, to visiting the Vatican and meeting the Pope!

My wish was to jump out of a plane and free fall for as long as possible. Although this idea seems scary... I am counting down the days until my dream comes true. I will be jumping at 15,000 feet with free fall of 60 seconds. I have persuaded two staff members to jump along side me - Eileen Coyle-Jones and Leahanne Wilkinson. They are both very excited to share such an experience.

I have chosen to fundraise for Marie Curie. Marie Curie is the UK's largest charitable funder of palliative and end of life care research. Marie Curie nurses offer free nursing care to people living with all terminal illnesses and support for their families.

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About the charity

Marie Curie

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RCN 207994 (England & Wales) and SC038731 (Scotland)
Marie Curie is here for anyone with an illness they’re likely to die from, and those close to them. Whatever the illness, wherever you are, we’re with you to the end. We bring 75 years of experience and leading research to the care we give you at home, in our hospices and over the phone.

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