LV donation of £10,000

Yesterday, Monday 27th February, Dove Cottage had visitors from the company LV who presented us with a cheque for a fantastic amount of £10,000!

We would like to say a huge thank you to LV and one of our volunteers from the Tea Room for applying.

Collecting your Christmas Trees!

This weekend on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th we will be collecting your Real Christmas Tree for a donation to Dove Cottage Day Hospice. If you don’t want the mess of the pine needles we will collect your tree and do the messy bit for you.

If you live in LE14 4 we will be collecting in your area. Fill in the form and leave as much detail as possible about where we can find your tree!


Please click below for more information and to register your tree!

Christmas Tree Collection Form

20p Jar

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the 20p jar that was sat in our lounge throughout 2016, you all collected £420.38 which is a fantastic amount.

Every penny raised helps us to continue offering our hospice services free of charge to those living with life-limiting illnesses in the local area.


We do offer ‘at home boxes’ where you can collect any spare change and donate to Dove Cottage, you can pick these up in any of our shops or from the hospice, if you are unable to get to any of these outlets we will be happy to send one out in the post.

Please phone 01949 860303 to request your box.

With every good wish for Christmas and the New Year

It is now the end of the year for us all here. We have had such a lovely party week, Christmas dinners, pass the parcel and a visit from a very special guest (Santa).

We’ve thoroughly enjoyed 2016, it has been an eventful year, we celebrated our 20th Birthday. We also have a second Day Hospice over in Ridlington, Rutland which will start with guests attending on January 3rd – very exciting.

Thank you to you all for such amazing support, we really couldn’t do it without you.

With every good wish for Christmas and the New Year!

Guess the Penguins Name

This year at our Santa Fun Run & Walk which took place at Belvoir Castle on Sunday 4th December we held a ‘Guess the Penguins Name’ which was great fun. We had a very big cuddly penguin to give away. Our lucky winner was Neev who is now united with her fellow Penguin – Christopher.


Morcott Christmas Bazaar

Would like to say a huge thank you to Sue Debar for holding a Christmas Bazaar on behalf of Dove Cottage Day Hospice and to Jean & Adele for manning a Dove Cottage Stall.

Together it raised over £1500! What an amazing afternoon!!



If you would like to hold an event on behalf of Dove Cottage Day Hospice please phone Georgina or Amanda on 01949 860303 or please email,

Thank you to Harby Primary School

Well done to the Children of Harby Primary in their Nativity Play which was held at Harby Village Hall on Tuesday 13th December.

We would like to say a huge thank you to you all for raising over an amazing £190 for Dove Cottage Day Hospice.

The singing and the acting was absolutely fantastic, what a great performance to watch.

Thank you for voting in the Tesco Bags Grant!

Thank you for voting for us in the Tesco store in the bags for help grant. We have received the sum of £10,000!!!

This is going towards some new play equipment at Dove Cottage Tea Room, we look to start work in the springtime. Thank you very much for your support and we will keep you posted on the progress!

Online Registration Closes Today!


Online Registration closes at 4pm today!!!


You can register on the day!! There will be a specific check in desk for those who wish to register on the day!

Registration will close at 10.10am so please make sure you are checked in by this time!


Please bear in mind:

*The Castle Car Park is very limited so please share lifts where possible.
Also skip your usual breakfast and enjoy a hot cob from Midshires Farms! Also on sale from Dove Cottage Stalls – Cakes, Mince Pies, Christmas Cards, Christmas Puddings, Name the Penguin & Teddy Tombola.