Santa Fun Run & Walk

Thank you to everyone who took part in the Santa Fun Run, the festive pooches, marshals and our amazing helpers! We really couldn’t do it without you! We’re looking like we’re going to smash our £10,000 target!!! So a huge thank you to you all!!!
Still time to keep asking your friends and family for those sponsors…


As you may know our Santa Fun Run & Walk has sold out! We are overwhelmed by the response it has had this year and we’re very excited to enjoy the festive fun with our Santa’s. We have got lots of fun activities to enjoy throughout the morning! So make sure you arrive on time, get signed in and enjoy the party!

For those of you who have missed out we are very sorry, but we would like to wish you a Merry Christmas!

Our runners and walkers are looking for sponsorships, if you would like to support them you can find them on Virgin Money Giving or please phone our accounts department and we can put your money towards one of our participants!


Thank you!

Get sponsored!

Santa Fun Run & Walk! This Sunday 3rd December at Belvoir Castle!

Don’t forget to get your sponsorships! Ask your friends, family and colleagues to support you and Dove Cottage!
It costs £100 a day to care for a guest and almost £400,000 a year to run your local hospice!

If all Santa’s raised £30 each, you would raise over £18,000!


It has all sold out now! We have reached capacity, thank you to everyone who has signed up!

Carol Service & Light Up a Life at Stathern & Ridlington!

THANK YOU to everyone who came along, remembered and celebrated a memory of a loved one and supported Dove Cottage Day Hospice, Stathern & Ridlington at the Carol Service & Light Up a Life.
Both services were very successful with the prize draw and together raised over £3200!

We would just like to say Congratulations to the local couple in Cotgrave for winning the 5 day mystery cruise and hope they have a fantastic time

What an amazing day at the Falcon

A message from Craig and Liz:



A great day was had by all and the sense of goodwill for the charity was apparent from the very first moment when you arrived for coffee.

Chatter and laughter abounded all day and after a lovely lunch in the garden room, we were able to finish the event with the excitement of the Grand Draw.


We raised a fantastic £4712 for Dove Cottage Day Hospice.


Hopefully it was a memorable day for everyone involved in the success of the day.



Thank you everyone for the part you played and your generosity.

Craig and Liz


We would just like to say a huge thank you to everyone who supported this event and to Craig and Liz for hosting such an amazing event!

Dove Cottage’s Prize Draw!

We are so lucky at Dove Cottage to receive such kind support from local companies, this is just a few of them. Here is a list of what is included in our second Prize Draw of the year! Make sure you have got your tickets – You can visit any of our shops or hospice.

However if you aren’t able to visit any outlets please phone 01949 860303 and we can accept payment over the phone and put you in our fantastic PRIZE DRAW!

Harvest Festival

Dove Cottage Day Hospice are so honoured to be part of the Primary School, Church’s & Other local communities Harvest Festival.

We have received such wonderful food which we are able to use for our guests here at Dove Cottage. Most of the food items are used for our 3 course lunches or in the afternoon where we indulge in biscuits and a cup of tea.

We also have a Christmas Hamper which we add to the prize draw so any luxury items we can’t use in the hospice will be added to the Hamper. We would like to give our thanks to everyone who participated this year!


Luckily enough to get a picture of one group donating their food items from Redmile Primary School:


Dove Cottage works on a 5 star hygiene rating and any food that is out of date or not consumable we do not use!

Tesco Bags of Help Scheme

Tesco Bags of Help Scheme! You can vote for Dove Cottage! We are asking that you put a token in our box in your local Tesco store in Melton Mowbray for our ‘Tearoom All Weather Garden Shelter’
To vote, you will need to make a purchase within store of any value. You will receive one token per transaction and it’s not necessary to purchase a carrier bag in order to receive a token and then choose Dove Cottage Day Hospice.

THANK YOU in advance for your support!


The last Tesco Bags of Help Scheme you enabled us to update our Tearoom play area which looks absolutely fantastic now!

Wednesday 1st November at the Falcon Hotel, Uppingham

On Wednesday November 1st at the Ladies Lunch there will be a number of surprise gifts, yes gifts !!!


  Surprise Gifts Donated by


 William Wheelwright Oakham 2 x £30 Vouchers 

 The Exeter Arms Barrowden £25 Voucher

 Thomas Hairdressing Uppingham hair cut and colour Voucher for £90

 Coco shoes Oakham 2 x £25 Vouchers

 Impact Boutique Oakham £25 Clothing Voucher

 So Souk £25

 Tesco Oakham Voucher £20

 Jodie Aziz £25 Voucher

 Amanda Steele Flowers Rutland £25

 The Admiral Hornblower Oakham a £50 Voucher for lunch

Fiona Carr £50 for personal fitness session

 Hannah Coxhead Oakham a Voucher for cut and blow dry

 John Porter Dry Cleaning Oakham a Voucher for £25

 Spotty Robin Oakham  Voucher for a 10% off personal shopping evening event for 6 people with mulled wine and nibbles

 Rutland Cookery School a Voucher for half day course {See Web Site for choices}

 Lavender Blue Uppingham a Voucher for £30

 Mill St Kitchen a Complimentary lunch for 2

 The Lake Isle Uppingham a light lunch for 2

 Sarah Harding Interiors Uppingham a Voucher for £20