Lewis-Manning Hospice set to appear on The One Show for work on creating legacies for loved ones

Bournemouth Echo: Andy Kershaw, guest presenter from The One Show talks to Nikki Hastings, a patient at The Lewis Manning Hospice in Poole Andy Kershaw, guest presenter from The One Show talks to Nikki Hastings, a patient at The Lewis Manning Hospice in Poole

A HOSPICE in Poole will appear on a prime-time television show next Tuesday about their work with patients creating lasting legacies.

Lewis-Manning Hospice, on Crichel Mount Road, is due to be featured on BBC’s The One Show after former Radio 1 presenter Andy Kershaw visited with a film crew to interview Nikki Hastings, a day hospice patient.

Nikki, 39, a former blogger for the Daily Echo, spoke about the concept of QR Memories, an innovative idea offered by Chester Pearce, a local funeral and bereavement service, which works closely with Lewis-Manning.

The QR Codes can be placed on stone memorials on graves or next to a tree or bench, that links to a website with text, photos and videos to help people to remember their loved ones.

Nikki said: “The experience of being interviewed for The One Show was amazing and it was a great opportunity to discuss the different ways that you can leave a legacy for your loved ones.”

She added: “It is certainly something that everyone should consider.”

Nikki, who is terminally ill after being diagnosed with secondary breast cancer in October 2008, spoke with Andy Kershaw about her own experiences of creating memory books for her children.

Paul Tucker, marketing and communications officer at Lewis-Manning, said: “We were delighted that The One Show approached us and very grateful to Nikki for agreeing to appear and tell her story.

“It was a great experience for everyone and the sun came out too, so they were able to film with our beautiful view as a backdrop.”

For more information, go to Lewis-manning.co.uk.

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