The Defence Animal Centre in Melton Mowbray are having an Open Day on Saturday 1st June.
FREE ADMISSION but donations from the event are being split three ways with Dove being one of the benefitting charities!
A unique chance to discover how the military train their dogs and horses for their roles within Defence.
Come and meet the horses that take part in the state and ceremonial events in London
Bring the family and picnic in the show field
Disabled parking and disabled transport available
Meet the farriers and learn how they make horseshoes and watch as they shoe the horses.
Gain an insight into the comprehensive care provided by the Veterinary Training Squadron, with behind the scenes access to all areas.
No dogs other than assistance dogs are permitted.
Asfordby Road, Melton Mowbray, LE13 0HX
Car parking accessible from Asfordby Road and Welby Lane.
Do you like gardening?
Our Tea Room garden at Stathern is looking a little tired and overgrown.
Do you have a couple of hours you could spare us to help to tidy up and weed the borders. We’ve got lots of lovely plants and flowers in them but they are getting lost with the weeds.
If you are interested please download an application form telephone the duty Tea Room Manager on 01949 861950 or pop in and have a chat with her.
DOWNLOAD VOLUNTEER APPLICATION FORM
Our Tea Room at Stathern are desperately seeking some new volunteers.
The volunteers fulfil a variety of roles including preparing hot and cold food, taking orders, serving the customers and using the tils to take payment.
Volunteers usually work around a four hour shift but this is flexible.
You can download and print off a volunteer application form here
Or for more information please telephone our tea room Manager on 01949 861950 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Countrywide Store held a fun dog show on Sunday 21st April with all proceeds from the event being donated to Dove Cottage Day Hospice.
The event was a big success and raised a fabulous £280.00 for the hospice. Classes included Best Sausage Catcher; Best Child Handler; Handsomest Dog; Prettiest Bitch; Golden Oldie; Cutest Puppy & the Dog the Judge would most like to take home.
Huge thanks from Dove Cottage to Countrywide’s Lisa Hammond and her colleagues for organising the show, the Sponsors who supplied the lovely prizes and to all those who took part! Also thanks to Simon at Countrywide for taking great photos and for giving them to Dove Cottage.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO VIEW AND ORDER PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THIS EVENT PLEASE CLICK HERE
DOVE COTTAGE TO BUILD NEW EXTENSION
On Wednesday 10 April 2013, Dove Cottage are delighted to announce it is to receive £357,00 from the Department of Health to build a new extension to its existing building.
The full story, and more drawings of how the building will look, is available here:
Staff were delighted to join Chris Gatfield our Chief Executive to celebrate her ‘big’ birthday on Friday 1st March with dinner at The Thatch Restaurant in Bottesford.
Photos can be seen on our Facebook page at
Happy Birthday Chris!
Our new charity shop can be found at The Old Telephone Exchange, Main Street, Cotgrave (next to the Jet petrol station) NG12 3HQ
Tel: 0115 837 2628 Email: email@example.com
Photos can be viewed at
All things being equal and the with the snowy weather due to thaw we are hoping to resume full operational service again from Monday 28th January.
We look forward to seeing you soon. 🙂
Monday 21st January.
Sorry to report that Dove Cottage will be closed today due to the snow.
We will keep the website and facebook updated of further closure.
Stay safe and warm everyone.
ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR
Goadby Marwood Village Hall on Sunday 18th November 1.00pm – 5.00pm
Locally made artwork and gifts
Ben-d-wire silver jewellery by Vanessa
Hand-dyed silk by Paula Chapman ofTwyford
Handmade personal gifts and cusions by Martha, Milo & Me.
Hand made chocolates by Ian Williamson of Scalford
DipPiDaze glass art by Di Pidgeon of Goadby Marwood
Cards, keepsake tins, door signs, money boxes by Peel and Sardine of Goadby Marwood.
Home made cakes and refreshments, Free entry
PROCEEDS IN MEMORY OF WENDY COOK TO DOVE COTTAGE DAY HOSPICE