Dorothy House - Light up a Life

Dorothy House, Winsley
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Light up a Life - It is at this special time of year that we invite our wonderful community to dedicate a light in remembrance of their loved one. These lights will shine brightly on our beautiful Christmas tree at Dorothy House, Winsley. This also marks the start of our Light up a Life appeal.

Dedicating a light on our Christmas tree is a way to remember those we hold so dear. These kind donations ensure other patients and families are able to receive the outstanding care they need now. Each light is a beacon of hope that shines out into our community, for our community.

The kindness and generosity of our supporters is integral to the ongoing care of this community.

The effects of the pandemic mean your help is needed now more than ever. As the future of fundraising income is still so uncertain, and currently in decline, your dedication is vital to ensuring we continue to care for those that need it. You can make a donation at:

Services Information and reservation links:
We are also delighted to offer our supporters the opportunity to attend one of our Services of Light. We are very much looking forward to sharing these services with our community. A community who we are so grateful for and who have continued to give us such unwavering support through this difficult period.

This year we will be holding two daytime services in the grounds of Dorothy House, Winsley on Sunday 21 November at 12 noon and 3pm respectively (government guidelines permitting). This will include the switching on of the lights on our beautiful Christmas tree. Numbers for these services are limited and places can be reserved by signing up for a free ticket here:

Winsley services:
Services of Light:

Our 12 noon service will also be available through a live stream on the day. At 7pm there will be a live stream of the Christmas Tree on our Facebook page, so those who are unable to attend the service can see the dazzling tree, sparkling in all its glory.

Services of Light:
Lighting Tree - 12 noon Winsley Sunday Nov 21
Lighting Tree - 3pm Winsley Sunday Nov 21
Bath Abbey Bath Thursday Nov 25
Malmesbury Abbey Malmesbury Tuesday November 30
St Bartholomew's Church Corsham Wednesday December 1
Holy Trinity Church Frome Wednesday December 1
St Andrew’s Devizes Thursday December 2
Midsomer Norton Methodist Church High Street, Midsomer Norton Thursday December 9

It is only through the kindness of our supporters that we will be able to continue to care for those in our community that need our help. From all of us here at Dorothy House we thank you. Your ongoing support is so gratefully appreciated and we look forward to joining with you to remember all of those we hold so dear.

Sponsor a light here -

Additional information: Please note restrictions to all patient and clinical areas currently apply.

Please note that all of our services are now operating a ticket only entry system. We are asking supporters to reserve a free ticket for our services via Eventbrite. For those that do not have internet access please call 01225 721480 between 9am-5pm Monday to Friday and we will be happy to reserve your tickets over the phone.

All Services across our community will begin at 6pm with the exception of our Winsley Services.

Philly Gaisford, Individual Giving Fundraiser, Dorothy House –
‘’Dedicating a light on our beautiful Christmas tree is a wonderful way to pay tribute to a loved one, and at the same time support our local community. We are so grateful to anyone who considers supporting those in need of palliative and end of life care.
This year’s Light up a Life will be a wonderful time to reconnect with our community. I do hope that you will join us to remember all of those we hold so dear, at one of our Services of Life’’.

Don Kennedy, Head of Fundraising Engagement at Dorothy House -
Each year during the Light up a Life Appeal and Services I am privileged to see the dedication messages written in remembrance of loved ones. We also see many of these messages thanking our clinical staff for their wonderful care and support. It is such a heartfelt reminder of why hospice care is so important and what this care means to our local community. This time of reflection and remembrance is invaluable and I look forward to welcoming people this year at one of our many Services of Light.

To sponsor a light in on our beautiful Christmas Tree in remembrance of a loved one, please visit: Or if you have any queries please email [email protected]

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