If you follow us on social media, then you may have seen us mention Dove Cottage Day Hospice.
But, who are Dove Cottage Day Hospice?
Dove Cottage Day Hospice is an independent organisation who offer palliative daycare to people living with life-limiting illnesses. With the hospice based in the Vale of Belvoir, they also have a tea room on the Grantham Canal and charity shops in Stathern, Bottesford, Cotgrave and Melton Mowbray.
How has Flame UK helped Dove Cottage?
One of our team members, Helen, spotted the “Save your plastic bottle tops” campaign in the Bottesford charity shop window. As we are a waste company, we thought it would be a great campaign for us to get involved in because the bottle tops can be recycled in exchange for money, which then goes towards the hospice. We began to collect bottle tops ourselves, and over the last 3 months we got local schools, businesses, family and friends involved.
What was the response?
The response to the campaign was brilliant; everyone who took part did amazingly well. This pile here isn’t even half of the bottle tops everyone collected!
Flame UK gets festive at the Santa Fun Run
Dove Cottage Day Hospice hosted their 5th annual Santa Fun Run on Sunday 1st December in the beautiful grounds of Belvoir Castle. The day was packed with lots of fun things to do from a snow blizzard to best-dressed dog competition and even birds of prey.
Thank you to everyone who took part:
Joanne Cooper at Fruit Bowl
Dave McGowan at Profit Master
Jackie Slowen at Winterton Community School
Claire Grainge at All Hallows C of E Primary School
Wendy Haywood at Burton Joyce Primary School
Gemma Atherley at PDW Group
Emma Cripwell at SAAF Education
Christine Lonergan at St Hugh’s
Mark Lonergan at Normanby Hall Parkrun Community
Well Being Consultant, Alison Jarvis
Chris Williams at Kingswood Residential Investment Management
Chris Oakes at OAX Life Coaching
Mike Sylvester at Sylvester Associates
Tim Ryan at Volute Web Design
Anna Webster at Circle Insurance Services Limited
Kathryn Rodgers at Face2Face HR Ltd
Katherin Wilson at Number 8 Glass
David Anderson at Anderson IT Management
Tony Towers and Simon Clark at Veracity Financial Planning
John McLean at John McLean Photography
Barinder Gahir at Barinder Designs
Fiona Wagland at Viva Vacations Ltd
Sally Richards at Sally Ann Sews
Haidee Watson at Adcock Accounting
Shamshad Walker at Shamshad Walker Marketing
Quinton Quayle at Quayle Industries Ltd
Personal Stylist, Suzanne Suthers
Shawn Bailey MBE at Utility Warehouse
Shilpa Miah at Hopkins Solicitors
Alex Thornton at Ignite Gas Plumbing & Electrics
Anton Fowler at Bubble
Anne Abba at Speak Confidently
Stephanie Nash at Grantham A & E Department (ULHT)
Nichola Francis at Willow Brook Care Home
Claire Chetwyn at British Geological Survey
And all of the family and friends of our Flame UK team who got involved
The school who collected the most bottle tops was All Hallows C of E Primary School, and the business who collected the most was Fruit Bowl!
Our chosen charity for next year is Headway Nottingham, stay tuned to find out who they are and how we’re supporting them.