Melton Building Society

We would like to say a huge thanks to Melton Building Society for being such great supporters of Dove Cottage throughout 2017, they  participated in ‘It’s a Knockout’, sold raffle tickets and sponsored events! Thank you for your help!!!

Montero Lounge

Montero Lounge in Melton Mowbray supported Dove Cottage in their first month of opening, if you ate a burger or drank a coffee you helped to raise an amazing £1,101.50!!!

Thank you #monterolounge

Ruth Lees – Sponsored Slim

Over in Ridlington the Fundraising Team, staff and volunteers are working extremely hard to raise lots of money! They have lots of events planned for the year and even Ruth Lees, registered manager at Dove Cottage, Ridlington is on a sponsored slim to raise money for the hospice! To show her your support and encouragement please visit:

Update from Rutland!


The Rutland Day Hospice has been open for just over a year now. What a successful first year it has been! Almost £30,000 has been raised through the generosity of Rutlanders. Service organisations, choirs, villages, local businesses and clubs all supported us magnificently, with cash donations, use of facilities and donations in kind. Wonderful outdoor seating, planters, reclining chairs the list is too great. The Rutland Morris Men, always making things go with a swing, the Rotary Club organising car parking. We must not forget individuals, who have supported our fundraising efforts, what about that parachute jump, from Anne Porter!!

We must also THANK our Dove Volunteers who cook delicious lunches, entertain guests and transport them to and from Dove. (we need more volunteers for the Hospice in Ridlington) THANK YOU ALL! We are not resting on our laurels, more money is always needed. Please support our 2018 fundraising events.

Come to Wing Village Hall on Friday 23 March for an Auction of Promises and Watch Jeff Dale dispatch some amazing lots. Enjoy a ploughman’s supper and licensed bar. See the list of events for full details. Click Here

Challenge Evening tomorrow!

Tomorrow night, Thursday 15th February for a free, no obligation chat about upcoming challenges for Dove Cottage, suiting all walking capabilities.

See if there is the perfect trek for you.

Challenge yourself in 2018 and raise vital funds for your local hospice. Join us for an evening of various overseas and UK challenges.
How does the 3 Peaks Challenge sound? How about Trekfest which will really push you to the limits? Or are you looking for an Oversea Adventure, such as Hiking up Kilimanjaro?
These will all be covered in the evening.
If none of these tempt you, why not check out Global Adventures online and browse their amazing adventures.


Andre Delgado takes on 14 Peaks at the end of June…

On June 30th 2018 I’m taking on the The Welsh 3000‘s 24h Challenge – 14 Peaks, 22 Miles, 14,000ft of ascent (hopefully) in one single day’s journey. Some call it “The King of ChallengesDoing the Welsh 3000s in a single day is one of Britain’s toughest 24 hour challenge walks requiring fitness, stamina and a certain kind of mindset: it makes the “Three Peaks” a mere training exercise for the boys.

I’ve set this as a personal challenge but thought that while training and preparing for it: why not help, even if just a little, a good local cause like Dove Cottage Day Hospice:

Please visit his Virgin Money Giving page and support him through this epic journey for Dove Cottage Day Hospice! –

Auction of Promises

An exciting event at Wing Village Hall on Friday 23rd March!

We have amazing lots promised and are extremely grateful to those who have donated. If you wish to donate or would like tickets please email or phone 01572 722630 and speak with Debs.


Land Rover sponsored weight loss!

Some of the Team at Marshall Land Rover Melton Mowbray are attempting to lose weight in order to raise as much money as possible for Dove Cottage Day Hospice.

There are 10 colleagues taking up the challenge and they are hoping to lose the equivalent of one team member 196lb by the end of March 2018.

To support these slimmer’s, please sponsor them:

Sponsored Slim

Ruth, one of our nurses from Ridlington is taking part in a sponsored slim.

You can show her support by donating online – Virgin Money Giving or please when you see her, fill in her sponsor form!