Dorothy House Hospice Care

A member of the Keynsham and Bath communities

About Dorothy House Hospice Care

Dorothy House Hospice Care is a leading, independent charity and in 2017 was awarded an ‘Outstanding’ rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), placing it in the top 6% of adult social care providers nationally. DHHC provides free, palliative and end of life care from early diagnosis and operates across 700 square miles, serving a population of 550,000 people. We are a key provider of services for Bath and North-East Somerset (BaNES), Wiltshire, and Somerset Clinical Commissioning Groups.

Specialists in complex palliative and end of life care, DHHC aims to pioneer its delivery of best practice care and support, tailored to the needs of patients with life-limiting illness, their families and carers.

The majority of our care is delivered in the home and the community including our Nurse Specialist teams working in partnership with GPs, a growing Hospice at Home Service and support through our Outreach Centres and 1,300-strong volunteer network. DHHC also provides inpatient care, pre-and post-bereavement support, rehabilitation programmes, complementary, creative therapies and more.

Our aim is to equip individuals and communities with the knowledge and skills to respond to life-limiting illnesses with dignity, compassion and - above all - humanity. Education and training are at the forefront of this work: We run programmes and events for health and social care professionals, and increasingly, the wider community around death and dying.

Providing our services requires significant funds and for every £1 from the NHS, we have to raise £4. We do this through our work in fundraising, our 28 shops and education programmes.

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Santa and Elf Run

8 December, 2019 11:00 am- 1:00 pm

Welcome to the Dorothy House Santa and Elf Run; our much-loved annualfestive fun run – at the fantastic venue of Bath Spa University!

Our Christmassy run is open to all ages and takes place along a 2.5km coursethrough the beautiful grounds of Bath Spa University, via scenic footpaths, a“castle”, a lake and even a garden temple! Participants can choose to do the2.5km route once or twice to make it a 5km run.

All paying entrants receive festive attire and yummy refreshments afterthe run. Children aged under two can enter for free.

  • Children (aged 2 to 11) – We’ll provide a festive elf hat to add to your own elf outfit
  • Participants aged 12+ – You’ll get an amazing ho, ho, ho Santa hat, beard, jacket and trousers (people usually wear light running clothes underneath – it can get hot!). Please bring your own belt.

The Santa and Elf Run is open to all ages. Runners under 16 must beaccompanied by an adult entrant.

Friends and family are very welcome to come and cheer on the Santa andElf Run as the runners pass through the beautiful grounds of Bath SpaUniversity. Refreshments will be available for supporters to buy from the jollyRefectory.

Parking is free. All entrants and supporters will be directed intothe car park by marshals.

Dogs are welcome to take part in the run (owners must pick up anyfouling).

For full details please go to
08 Dec 2019 at 11:00am
until 08 Dec 2019 at 1:00pm
Bath Spa University
Newton St Loe

Big Breakfast 5K Run

Join us for our exciting new 5km fun run for Dorothy House Hospice Care at Odd Down SportsGround in Bath on Sunday 13 October at 10.30am.

Take part in this timed and measured run in your lycra or your pyjamas – the choice isyours! All participants receive a free breakfast bap at the end plus a mug witha free hot drink as a well-deserved reward.

The fun run route consists of loops round a cycling track along a relatively flat course,which takes place on tarmac and is easily accessible for runners and spectators

Entry costs £15 for adults (aged 17 years+), £5 for children (aged 2-16 years), £35 for a familyticket (2 adults, 2 children) and free for children aged under 2 years. There will be breakfast-themed prizes forwinners of age categories plus best dressed child and adult.

The event is being held to raise money for Dorothy House. Runners don’t have to raise sponsorship but all monies raised makes amassive difference. £28 could pay for onehour of Nurse Specialist time delivering care to patients in our community.

What a great way to start a Sunday morning - stretch those legs, have a yummy breakfast andhelp your local community at the same time! Sign up at
13 Oct 2019 at 10:30am
until 13 Oct 2019 at 2:00pm
Odd Down Sports Ground
Chelwood Drive