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

Weds 1st Nov – Falcon Hotel, Uppingham

On Wednesday 1st November at The Falcon Hotel in Uppingham

From 10.30 take the opportunity to browse the goodies offered by our fully stocked guest exhibitors who are names you probably know well:

“So Souk” with their beautiful collection of Moroccan homeware and artisan accessories.  (


“Jodie Aziz” with her sumptuous silk scarves which add an effortless touch of

glamour to and transform any outfit. (


“Amanda Steele” displaying her stunning seasonal wreaths and bowl arrangements. (



The extraordinary generosity of local people has enabled us to gather a spectacular list of prizes for our Grand Draw:-


£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)


The chances of winning are high, and the tickets are great value at £20 a strip.

All the proceeds will go to Dove Cottage Hospice.