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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Latest posts

Big Breakfast 5K Run

· 21 June, 2020 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Join us for our 5km fun run for Dorothy House atOdd Down Sports Ground in Bath on Sunday 21 June 2020.

Registration opens at 9.30am and the run starts at10.30am.

Take part in this timed and measured run in yourlycra or your pyjamas – the choice is yours! All participants receive a freebreakfast bap and hot drink at the end as a well-deserved reward.


> The fun run route consists of loops round the cycling track in thebeautiful and safe sports ground. It’s a relatively flat course which takesplace on tarmac and is easily accessible for runners and spectators


> Toilets and changing rooms

> Registration from 9.30am for all runners to collect their running numberand timing chip.

> On-site cafe for supporters to purchase delicious food and drinks

> Dogs are welcome on site but may not take part in the run


For full terms and conditions and to sign-up please goto
21 Jun 2020 at 9:30am
until 21 Jun 2020 at 12:30pm
Odd Down Sports Ground
Chelwood Drive

Great Big Tea Party

Ever dreamt of sipping tea and enjoying cake from the private lawn of the Royal Crescent, Bath

– well on Sunday May 31st you can!

We are holding a fundraising ‘Dorothy’s Great BIG Tea Party!’ where admission is free and you can purchase a drink and cake and experience the ambience that is the iconic Royal Crescent Bath.

It is open from 2pm to 5pm.

Please share our civilised Sunday afternoon which will be raising fundsfor such a wonderful cause!
31 May 2020 at 2:00am
until 31 May 2020 at 5:00pm
The Royal Crescent


Dusk Memory Walk 2020

18 April, 2020 - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join hundreds of others in a gentle walk to celebrate life, remember aloved one and raise money for Dorothy House.

The Dusk Memory Walk is a 5km circular sponsored walk. It starts at theHospice at 7pm and ends as daylight begins to fade. We invite you and the wholefamily to come along – including the dog!

When you sign up to do the walk, we’ll send you a paper candle bag and adedication label. You can personalise both with a message or picture. At theend of the walk, we’ll invite you to light a candle so your message shines outover the grounds of the Hospice.

How it works

Entry for the Dusk Memory Walk is £12 for adults and £5 for anyone underthe age of 16. A family ticket costs £30 (two adults and two children). Thewalk is a sponsored event. We don’t specify a minimum amount, but we’d love youto raise as much as you can.

If you’d rather not raise sponsorship, we’d be most grateful if youcould donate instead. We suggest £28 per adult, but that’s just a guideline –the amount is completely up to you.

Registration opens at 6pm and the walk starts at 7pm.

What’s the route like?

The walk is 5km, starting and ending at the Hospice.

Part of the walk will be through fields and could be muddy so pleasewear sturdy footwear. There are a few gentle hilly sections. We regret that theroute is not suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs.

How to join

To join the Dusk Walk, please go to .

For more information, please contact our fundraising team on 01225 721480 or email:
18 Apr 2020 at 6:00pm
until 18 Apr 2020 at 9:00pm
Dorothy House Hospice Care
Bradford on Avon
BA15 2LE

Bath Rugby Walk

Bath Rugby Walk 2020

In 2020 the walk takes place on Saturday, March 7 and will once againfollow the canal path route between the two charities, starting at DorothyHouse’s Winsley base at 11am and ending at the home of Bath Rugby in Bath citycentre.

Once at theRec walkers will be able to enjoy a well-earned drink and a pie while watchingSix Nations action together:

· Ireland vItaly - 2:15 KO

· England VWales - 4:45pm KO

Bath Rugby Walk is open to men and women aged 12 years and over. Taking part willhelp raise vital funds for the Bath Rugby Foundation and Dorothy House HospiceCare. All money raised will be divided 50/50 between the two charities.

Teams between 12-20 people can enjoy a private space to watch the Six Nations byreserving a box at Bath Rec.

Entry is £25 for men and women aged 18 and over. For children aged 12-17 andstudents the cost is £17.50.

All entrantswill be expected to raise at least £50 in sponsorship or make a donation inlieu of sponsorship on top of their entry fee (£25 for students/12-17).

For further information and to register go to
07 Mar 2020 at 11:00am
until 07 Mar 2020 at 4:00pm
Dorothy House Hospice Care
Bradford on Avon
BA15 2LE

Bath Half Marathon 2020

Posted on behalf of Bath Half marathon
Dorothy House Hospice Care - Bath Half Marathon 2020

The Bath Half Marathon 2020 takes place onSunday 15 March 2020 and is the most popular city centre road event in the UK.We’d love you to join Team Dotty and be part of it!

We are delighted to announce that DorothyHouse has 100 Silver Bond places. These are available on a first come, firstserved basis and we’d love to have you on the team. We ask for a paymentof £37 for the place and a guarantee that you will be able to raise £200 ormore for Dorothy House. To secure your place go to the website below.

Independent Places

If you have already bought your own independent place through Running High, please let us know through our website below.

Team Dotty

Once you’ve joined Team Dotty we’ll send you a fabulous dotty running vest orT-shirt, sponsor forms and Running Handbook full of info and tips to maximiseyour fundraising and enjoyment of the day.

For full details please go to
15 Mar 2020 at 11:00am
until 15 Mar 2020 at 4:00pm
Bath Recreation Ground
Spring Gardens