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Local teenager raises over £13,000 for Dorothy House in memory of mum

Local teenager raises over £13,000 for Dorothy House in memory of mum

  • 12 June, 2024
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A local teenager has smashed his fundraising target after he and five of his friends decided to ‘brave the shave’ for Dorothy House. After Dorothy House cared for his mum, 15-year-old Reece Hulland decided he wanted to do something to give back.…

Wingwalking for end of life care

Wingwalking for end of life care

Freda’s Wingwalking triumph Having accomplished kayaking in Antarctica and three polar plunges at 70 years old, Freda’s adrenaline-fuelled appetite gets her stepping out of her comfort zone! This time, instead of taking the bitter plunge, Freda soared through the skies for Dorothy House…

Meet the Need Appeal – thank you!

Meet the Need Appeal – thank you!

Our recent Meet the Need Appeal was launched to help bridge the gap in hospice care, an issue currently facing hospices across the country. The need for investment in hospice care is paramount – especially as the number of people requiring end…

Volunteers’ Week 2024 – meet our volunteers!

Volunteers’ Week 2024 – meet our volunteers!

We could not operate without the incredible volunteers who support us across all departments of the Hospice. Throughout the last financial year (April 2023 – March 2024) we welcomed 276 new volunteers, bringing our total number up to an amazing 1,130. The…

Local Hospice Lottery winner scoops £2000!

Local Hospice Lottery winner scoops £2000!

Last week, Frank Inman visited Dorothy House Hospice Care to pick up his Lottery winning cheque of £2000. Frank, who now lives in Coulsdon, Surrey, has been playing the Local Hospice Lottery for the last eight years. “I started playing the lottery because…

Finding Fred’s family – how a Dorothy House volunteer companion brought a family together

Finding Fred’s family – how a Dorothy House volunteer companion brought a family together

Kieran Bright, our Community Engagement and Volunteer Coordinator, shares a touching story about a Dorothy House Hospice Care patient and his volunteer companion that happened recently, highlighting the power of human connection and the ripple effects of kindness. Kieran tells Fred and…

Motor Neurone Disease study findings published in BMC Palliative Care

Motor Neurone Disease study findings published in BMC Palliative Care

‘End of life decision making when home mechanical ventilation is used to sustain breathing in Motor Neurone Disease: patient and family perspectives’ was recently published by BMC Palliative Care. Members of staff at Dorothy House contributed to the Motor Neurone Disease study…

Terrific trekkers return home from Vietnam!

Terrific trekkers return home from Vietnam!

Our terrific trekkers return home from Vietnam having completed their 10-day trip, supporting a health clinic in No Phon Village, Mai Chau and then taking on a 5 day trek in Pù Luông Nature Reserve. The group set off from Dorothy House…

Dorothy House opens new, interactive Nature Trail in Winsley

Dorothy House opens new, interactive Nature Trail in Winsley

Fun for all the family Opening just before the May half term, as well as learning lots about wildlife habitats, throughout the trail visitors will be able to access an augmented reality app which opens up a world of fascinating facts and…

Talking about Dying Matters

Talking about Dying Matters

Running from 6-12 May, 2024, Dying Matters Awareness Week is an opportunity to destigmatise one of life’s ongoing taboos and make death a part of life. Dorothy House Hospice Care and our NHS partners across Bath and North East Somerset (BaNES), Swindon…