Thank you Waynestock!!!

Waynestock Festival raised over £900 for Dove Cottage Day Hospice and we wanted to say a massive thank you for choosing us as your Charity this year!


What an incredible amount so thank you very much!


If you would like to organise an event on behalf of Dove Cottage, please tell us, and if you need support – phone 01949 860303 or email

This Saturday… British Clarinet Ensemble

British Clarinet Ensemble in concert to raise funds for the Dove Cottage Day Hospice


The British Clarinet Ensemble was formed in 1995 and is one of the leading wind ensembles in the UK. The ensemble features all the instruments of the clarinet family and their repertoire consists of both original compositions many by leading British composers and arrangements of well-known music in a variety of styles. The BCE has given many performances both in the UK and internationally; most recently this summer in the Netherlands and Italy.

They are visiting Oakham on Saturday 21st October to give a concert in the Oakham School Chapel at 7.30pm. The guest soloists are soprano Caroline Trutz and Antonia Mott the leader of the BCE. Caroline will be singing pieces by Villa Lobos, Rachmaninov and Mozart. Antonia will be performing Weber’s Concertino for Clarinet. The conductor of the BCE Charles Hine is well known both as a clarinettist and conductor.

The programme includes the UK premier of Andy Scott’s “Momento”. Andy has previously composed three pieces for the BCE and his latest work was commissioned by The South Tirol Clarinet Ensemble who are based in Bolzano,Italy. They wanted a piece to celebrate the tenth anniversary of their formation so the music contains both homage to the local Tirolean music as well as acknowledging the 100th anniversaries of three giants of the world of jazz Thelonious Monk, Ella Fitzgerald and Dizzy Gillespie all born in 1917.


Saturday 21st October at Oakham School Chapel

7.30pm onwards


Support Dove Cottage at the Falcon Hotel

On Wednesday 1st November there will be stalls, tea & coffee and a chance to get yourself a raffle ticket to win some superb prizes!

Falcon Hotel, 7 High Street, Uppingham

£200 cash prize

“Ragdale Hall” invites two people for a Spa Experience

“The George Hotel at Stamford” A Lobster light lunch for two with a glass of Le Mesnil

“The British Belt Company” Luxury Leather Luggage Bag RRP £350

“Hambleton Hall.” Three course lunch or dinner for two to include aperitifs, coffee, water and service.

“Corney & Barrow” James Long, Managing Director, will do a wine tasting for ten people

“James Sellicks Estate Agents” A Hamper from Otters Deli

“The Blue Ball” Braunston Three course lunch or supper for two

“The Fox and Hounds” Knossington A Sunday Lunch with wine for two

“The Plough Inn” Braunston   A Lunch or supper for two with wine

“Ellique of Oakham” A Hamper with product and treatment vouchers

“Jodie Aziz Scarves” £100 voucher

3 bottles of Veuve Clicquot Champagne

“Cavells of Oakham” Voucher for £100

“Luffenham Heath Golf Club” Golf for Four (with the High Sheriff if you wish)


Just a little preparation for the Dementia Support Group today

We like to make everyone feel welcome here at Dove Cottage Day Hospice, we offer our services to those living with life-limiting conditions throughout the week and on the fourth Friday of each month we offer a new service for the carers and those who have a diagnosis of Dementia.

Carers: We offer a place for you to come and talk, gather information and gain peer support to help with your caring role.

Dementia patient: We hold activity sessions which include games, craft making, singing and much more…


For any more information please contact the Alzheimer’s Society on 0116 231 1111 / 0116 231 6921




Dementia is not a specific disease. It’s an overall term that describes a wide range of symptoms associated with a decline in memory or other thinking skills severe enough to reduce a person’s ability to perform everyday activities. Alzheimer’s disease accounts for 60 to 80% of cases.

– Google search engine

Dementia Support Groups change date in October

Please be aware of the change of date coming to our Dementia support groups. This Friday and September as normally, however come October it will be moved to the second Friday of the month!

First new date being Friday 13th October. We welcome everybody in the Leicestershire area to join this support group, it is open for dementia patients and carers to attend.

Anne Skydive’s for Dove!

Anne Porter of the Rotary Club of Uppingham, has expressed her wish to raise funds, primarily for Dove Cottage Day Hospice, Rutland, plus other local charities. Anne is a very courageous 86 year-old great-grandmother who is aiming to raise the funds by making her first Sky Dive from 10,000ft above Old Sarum; she seeks your support to achieve her objective for this very worthwhile local charity.

If you are able to support her, please make a donation to help her realise her ambition.


Follow link below to sponsor Anne!

Afternoon Soiree

This Sunday at Goadby Marwood Hall, 2-4pm!

A one off event for Dove Cottage, this hall was built back in the early 17th century and very rarely opens their grounds up to the public.

Support your local hospice whilst experiencing the beauty of the lakes, lawns and listening to Ratcliffe Chorale.

For tickets phone 01949 860303!