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New Friends Group launched in Chippenham

June 13, 2017, by Matt Carter in News

We are thrilled to be launching a new Dorothy HouseFriends Group in Chippenham. Friends groups are made up of local volunteers who help to raise funds for Dorothy House, supported by our own Community Fundraisers. Some groups set up Quiz Nights, coffee…

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Thank you, Helen Belcher

June 2, 2017, by Jenny Steele in News

We would like to extend our thanks to Helen Belcher (Liberal Democrat Candidate – Chippenham) for visiting us on Wednesday. We are grateful for her response to John’s letter to the Editor about the importance of End of Life Care and its…

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Fraud Crime Targets Dorothy House

May 30, 2017, by Jenny Steele in News

Earlier this month Dorothy House Hospice Care (DHHC) was the victim of a sophisticated criminal financial fraud by an external party.  This resulted in £130,000 being stolen from the Hospice’s bank account. Our patient and family care remained unaffected throughout this fraudulent…

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Chalking your dreams on our wall

May 10, 2017, by Matt Carter in News

Dorothy House brings a ‘Before I Die’ wall to Bath College   On Tuesday 9 May, we hosted a ‘Before I Die’ Wall event at Bath College as part of Dying Matters Week (8-14 May). Students, staff and visitors to the College…

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Great cake sale at Saltford Primary School

May 3, 2017, by Matt Carter in News

Heather, Annabel, Belle, Isabella, Mindy and Pragati from Saltford Primary School recently held a cake sale at their school to raise money for Dorothy House, as we have supported a number of their relatives during their illnesses. The girls raised a total…

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Marathon effort from Dorothy’s Dozen!

April 27, 2017, by Matt Carter in News

Twelve inspirational runners took part in the London Marathon in aid of Dorothy House Hospice Care this year. One of the runners was Sandra Sharratt aged 51 years from Melksham who achieved her goal of finishing in under six hours and raised…

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Walk to remember loved ones is success

April 26, 2017, by Matt Carter in News

We invited local people to visit the Hospice in Winsley on Saturday 22 April 2017 to remember loved ones and take part in our Memory Walk and Tulip Tea. This year, these two annual events were combined for the first time and…

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Military visit to Winsley

April 6, 2017, by Matt Carter in News

It was great to welcome Lt Cdr Lee Broster, Cpl Pete Morrison, WO2 Craig Petch and Sgt Mick McCann from the MOD Corsham Field Gun Crew to the hospice this week. They form part of a military sports team based in Corsham…

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Road closure in Winsley

April 6, 2017, by Matt Carter in News

A section of the C391 Bradford Road in Winsley is set to be closed between 10 April and 21 April, which may affect routes to the Hospice. Wiltshire Council has made an Order to close the road temporarily to all traffic from…

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