Firefly Appeal

Nestled amongst the woodland at Winsley are 400 luminous Fireflies, crafted with love by award winning artist Bruce Munro. Each Firefly is a symbol of hope and celebration, and each one represents a loved one. The breath-taking Fireflies create a tranquil and enchanting space to wander amongst and enjoy.

The 2021/22 Firefly sponsorship has ended. But, if you’d like join the 2022/23 community and sponsor a Firefly, please subscribe to our mailing list so that you will be the first to know when they are available.

Each Firefly is unique and special, just like those we hold dearest. To celebrate this, sponsors are invited to Dorothy House for an evening celebration event, can visit the Hospice throughout the year to spend time immersed in the Fireflies, receive a special keepsake to treasure and can contribute to the online Firefly Community Gallery where sponsors share photos of their loved ones.


Every sponsorship helps to provide end of life and palliative care to our community, when it’s needed most.

Bruce Munro is a world-renowned artist. Beginning his career studying in Bristol, he has exhibited his incredible large scale light installations across the globe. Local works have included bespoke commissions at the RUH and the Holburne Museum where his Field of Light display was exhibited, originally created for the Eden Project.


The Firefly Community is unique to Dorothy House and a beautiful way to celebrate a loved one while supporting the Hospice. Sign up today to our Newsletter to read more about our vital work and be the first to hear about our events.



Additional information

Firefly sponsors are welcome to visit the grounds to see the Fireflies from 20 September, Monday to Saturday, between 10am–5pm. Visitors must sign in at Main Reception upon arrival.