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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.


Santa Comes to WING – HO! HO! HO!

Event Details

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 Harris wishes all her friends A Merry Christmas and a Peaceful New Year.

From: Joanne Beaver:

Cynthia with cake

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.

Wing Parish and The Great War 1914 – 1918

From David Seviour 19/11/2018

During my research for ‘A History of Wing Village and Its Setting 1066 – 2018’ I noted the Church memorial plaque related to the installation of its clock to commemorate those residents killed during this great and terrible war. I made mention of this in the book and specifically mentioned the Rector’s Wife, Mrs Taverner and the commemoration of their son, Arthur Fred Taverner, 2nd Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Kings Shropshire Light Infantry, who died as a result of wounds received in the Battle of the Somme. Arthur Taverner stood in Wing for the grief within thousands of communities at the loss of their young men between 1914 and 1918.

It was only later, after the book had been printed, that in a two hour conversation with Dorothy Buckby, that we touched on this same subject and she lent me a commemorative book produced by the Rutland Record Society in 1919. Few copies perhaps survive, but it sets out a comprehensive listing of those Rutland residents who served in the Great War.

It reveals that in 1911, Wing’s population stood at 297, comprising 142 males and 155 females, in 72 families. 66 males joined HM Forces representing 46.4 % of the male population. 9 were killed, representing 13.6% of those joining and 6.3% of the male population. Significantly, it also states that 14 were disabled, 9.8% of the male population and 21.2% of those joining the forces. There is a comprehensive list of all those who served and of those who died.

This same book also reveals some of the faces of those boys and men from Wing and surrounding villages who died, 19 year old Arthur Taverner is in the centre, and other names, Bagley, Baines and MacGregor, appear in other parts of the Village History.

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David Seviour 19/11/2018

Lest We Forget

By Andrew Griffin, Uppingham.

It suddenly occurred to me that the wonderful displays in various shops and businesses around the town in support of Remembrance will not be seen again in our lifetimes and there ought to be a record. I have put together this little slideshow in an attempt to preserve it and to remember those who gave their lives for our freedom. Although I have not yet completed the Poppy Appeal count, I am convinced that the efforts by these businesses have substantially affected the amount of money raised for the Royal British Legion


As many of the Seniors in the village don’t use the internet they may not be aware of this event. If you have a senior neighbour please can you pass this message on? We always have a good celebration and the food is great.


12.30 for 1.00 IN THE VILLAGE HALL



Turkey and all the trimmings. or vegetarian option


Christmas Pudding. Clemantine Possett. Fresh fruit salad.

Please indicate your choice of dessert when you book

TO BOOK Contact Mary Rodgers tel: 01572 737475 or email

Or see Paul Brewer at the Thursday Coffee Mornings.

Any donations towards the cost would be welcome on the day.