New Charity Shop

Dove Cottage are delighted to announce that on Saturday 25th February we will be opening our second charity shop at The Old Exchange, Market Street, Bottesford. The shop will be open Tuesday-Saturday from 9.00am to 4.30pm


Donations of good quality clothing and bric a brac would be greatly appreciated. We will be receiving donations Tuesday-Friday from 14th Feb between 10am and 1pm. We would appreciate it if bags were not left outside the shop.


All profits from the sale of these items will got towards the running costs of the hospice.


We are looking for volunteers to help to run the shop. If you are interested in helping out, please either come along to our information session on Tuesday 31st January between 2-3pm or ring Chris on 01949 860303. No previous experience is required, as full training will be given.

Christmas Fayre was a Great Success

The Dove Cottage Day Hospice Christmas Fayre was held on Saturday 3rd December from 2-4pm. It was a very successful event and was well supported by families, carers and local businesses.

The Christmas Fayre attracted hundreds of visitors on Saturday and raised a fantastic £4,500. There was a wide selection of stalls which included plants, cakes, jewellery, gifts and cards.

Visitors to the Christmas Fayre also enjoyed seasonal favourites, mulled wine and mince pies.

On Sunday evening a Christmas carol concert with the Belvoir Wassailers was held in St Mary Magdalene Church, Waltham, which was also a great success.

We’d like to thank all those people who came along and supported Christmas events. We are a local charity and rely on the goodwill and generosity of our supporters to continue our good work. We really appreciate your support.

Melton Foods ‘Built4Comfort’ team raises over £3500

A team of 4 people from local Vale of Belvoir business, Melton Foods took part in the Samworth Charity Challenge in May 2011. They managed to raise a fabulous £3595.91 for their local charity, Dove Cottage Day Hospice.

Emma, Mark, Sarah and Ben aka Built4Comfort, spent the day competing in endurance events including: running, mountain biking, navigating, kayaking and swimming. They were welcomed into the hospice recently to present their cheque, meet our guests and have a tour.

We would like to thank them so much for their fundraising efforts on behalf of Dove Cottage Day Hospice.

Photo: The Melton Foods Built4comfort team on their recent visit to Dove Cottage Day Hospice.

Glenn is Dove Cottage’s Main Man

Glenn Main raises over £11,000 for Dove Cottage Day Hospice by completing the Great North Run.

Glenn, from Waltham in the Vale of Belvoir, raised over £14,000 for two charities when taking part in the Great North Run. Glenn (61) ran for local charity, Dove Cottage Day Hospice and also Help for Heroes. He has a strong connection with Dove Cottage Day Hospice as his wife, Ann, is a Dove Cottage guest.

Glenn spent months training and hoped to raise about £1,000 each for each charity. With the help of Major Simon-Weber Brown, who acted as fundraising co-ordinator, they were able to present us with a cheque for £11,683. Glenn ran the the course in 2 hours 37 minutes and raised £000’s in the process.

Mr Main and Major Weber-Brown recently visited the hospice to present a cheque to Dove Cottage manager, Chris Gatfield.

We’re absolutely delighted and would like to thank them for this amazing donation which will make a huge difference to our patients.

See the original article in The Melton Times