We are so blessed to have this wonderful resource right in the heart of our Benefice at Ridlington.
DOVE Day Hospice – Rutland provides day care for people with a life limiting illness, giving their carers much needed respite.
Founded on Christian principles, the hospice welcomes anyone who can benefit from its services. People are often not aware that they can self refer. Following a home visit, the Clinical Lead advises whether time at the HOSPICE would be beneficial.
At present the hospice does not deal with people with dementia. If there was sufficient need for this service, Dove would identify the viability of offering a dedicated day for dementia sufferers in the future.
We are self funding and rely on the generosity of the people of Rutland to fund this much needed facility.
A team of unpaid volunteers cook a 3 course lunch, run sessions for arts and craft, pilates, meditation, massage and other events.The hospice relies on the volunteers who support the team of palliative care professionals
Last year,we managed to raise £26,000, we need £50,000, so ideas for fundraising are gratefully received
We are grateful for your support. May we wish you and your families a Very Happy New Year. Tel 01572 722630. firstname.lastname@example.org
Santa will be on his sleigh outside the village at 6pm before he goes on his way around the village making stops on his jolly way!
Stop 1 – outside phone box (near King’s Arms)
Stop 2 – down Reeves Lane
Stop 3 – Bottom of Middle Street on bottom Street
Stop 4 – Church Street near the ‘Jetty’
He is then making his way back to the village hall.
Please make sure you give Santa plenty of support, whilst on his journey he will be giving treats out to the children.
All are invited back to the hall where there will be hot dogs (£5 each for adults – children free). There will also be free mince pies and a paying bar. Those who attended last year had a lovely evening so come and have fun this year. HO! HO! HO!
Cynthia is now back at Crown from Peterboro Hospital. She is well but too weak to come to the village Xmas lunch. She is worried because she cannot write her Christmas cards for friends. She has asked that I use the internet to Wish friends a Merry Christmas and a Peaceful New Year.
If you know someone who doesn’t use the internet, e.g. Dorothy, please will you tell them?
Maybe the Xmas WI meeting and Xmas lunch could be used to pass this message along, please.