This Sunday 4th December at Belvoir Castle

Registration opens at 9am!

We smashed our target over the weekend, we have beaten our numbers from 2015. If you haven’t registered yet there is still time!

You can do so by filling in the form online! CLICK HERE

We’ve been checking the weather today and it is looking good for Sunday, we can’t wait to see you all!

If you would like any further information or any assistance with your booking please phone 01949 860303!


Have you registered for the Santa Fun Run & Walk?

Santa Fun Run & Walk

Countdown has begun!

9 days to go!!

Have you registered?

On Sunday 4th December! Join us for festive family fun, take part in a 2.5K, 5K or the new 10K route!

Set in the beautiful grounds of Belvoir Castle.

Registration includes a free Santa suit and a medal when you have completed which ever route you decide!

Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead at all times and all presents must be picked up! For more information please phone 01949 860303!

You can register by clicking the link below.

Santa Fun Run & Walk Registration

Can we smash our numbers from 2015?

Santa Fun Run & Walk takes place on Sunday 4th December, 10.30am at Belvoir Castle!

Only 10 days away! Last year we had 300 participants – can we smash that number?

This is our biggest fundraiser of the year full of festive family fun.
Included in your registration fee is a Santa suit on arrival and a medal when you have completed the 2.5K, 5K or 10K course. You don’t have to decided what distance you’d like to take on until the day!

If you are thinking on signing up you can do so on our website. www.dovecottage.org./santa-fun-run-registration/

We look forward to seeing you!!!!


Christmas Carol Service & Celebration of Life

Christmas Carol Service & Celebration of Life

Sunday 27th November, 2-4pm at Dove Cottage Day Hospice

Join the Junior Musicians from the Salvation Army to sing Christmas Carols, it’s a time we  can come together to remember and celebrate the people we love and have lost.

There may be a special memory we treasure, a special reason why we want to remember and celebrate the joy their lives brought to us. Join us this year and write on a white dove with a personal message to hang on our tree in their memory.

Our Christmas tree hangs with white card Doves over Christmas to symbolise the life and memory of those precious relationships.



Everyone is welcome to this event.

More Christmas Puddings have arrived!

In case you have missed our Christmas Puddings in our shops we have just had a delivery of more. – Please find them in our Shops and Tea Room.

The Ultimate Plum Pudding

A luxurious artisan Christmas pudding. Light, sweet and totally scrumptious.


All proceeds from the sale of our Christmas puddings comes directly to Dove Cottage Day Hospice.

Thank you for all your support.

Ride London 100 has been filled!

Congratulations to Oliver for being our Ride London 100 cyclist, which takes place in July 2017!


Sorry to anyone who was interested in taking part in Ride London 100 2017 on behalf of Dove Cottage our one place has been filled.

If you’re interested in taking part in any challenges for Dove Cottage please get in touch with Georgina on 01949 860303 or email georgina@dovecottage.org.

We have filled our place for the London Marathon

Congratulations to Oliver for being our London Marathon runner for April 2017!



Sorry to anyone who was interested in taking part in the London Marathon 2017 on behalf of Dove Cottage our one place has been filled.

If you’re interested in taking part in any challenges for Dove Cottage please get in touch with Georgina on 01949 860303 or email georgina@dovecottage.org.

Tesco Bags of Help Community Project Funds

Our project is to improve and extend the play area at Dove Cottage Tea Room

The existing play area at our Dove Cottage Tearoom is in good condition, a popular destination for the local community and raises considerable funds for the hospice. In 2009 we were fortunate to receive some funding from the local council through their Playbuilder Scheme to install some adventure playground equipment. This funding was specific to equipment for children over the age of 8. We would like to install some additional play equipment for children under the age of 8 and replace some worn safety matting on the existing equipment.

Tesco has teamed up with Groundwork on its Bags of Help initiative in hundreds of regions across England and Wales. The scheme will see three community groups and projects in each of these regions awarded grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 – all raised from the 5p bag charge.

 www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp you can vote for us in store.

Christmas Shopping Evening

Christmas Shopping Evening

At Dove Cottage Day Hospice

We welcome the Old Post Office Yard from Bingham

These include:

Chic Boutique

Glovers Gifts

Peacock Delights

Rose & May


And our very own pre-loved Christmas Stall.

We would also like to add the Body Shop will be here.


Tickets are £5 which can be purchased from any of our charity shops, hospice or please phone 01949 860303. Ticket includes glass of wine and a mince pie!

(tickets will also be available on the door, but we recommend buying in advance to avoid disappointment).


If you would like any more information please phone 01949 860303!!

Vacancy – Admin Assistant



Dove Cottage, founded in 1996, is a voluntary organisation that offers high quality palliative daycare to those living with a life-threatening condition.  Our aim is to focus on the quality of life by attending to the physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs of guests and their families.  We aim to promote a ‘homely’ and peaceful atmosphere in which creativity and personal growth may be facilitated.  Through rehabilitation activities, diversional therapy and personal support, we hope to maximise self-reliance, minimise dependency and promote confidence and self-esteem.

JOB TITLE:                          Part Time Admin Assistant

WORKING HOURS:           12 hours per week (Tuesday & Thursday 9.30 – 3.30)

RESPONSIBLE TO:           Registered Manager

PLACE OF WORK:             Jubilee Lodge, Brooke Road, Ridlington     LE15 9AJ



  • To provide admin support to the nursing team and other staff as required
  • General reception duties
  • To be fully competent in all programs within Microsoft Office
  • To co-ordinate volunteers

For more information, please contact Chris Gatfield on 01949 860303

October 2016


Please click on the link below for Application Form.


If you have trouble opening this file please contact Chris on 01949 860303