About the walk

Our Hospice Care Hero Walk takes place on the 7th of September and is an exciting NEW event taking you through the stunning grounds of the Newton Park Bath Spa University Campus with lakes, a castle and beautiful views. You can dress up as your favourite super hero, use the walk to remember someone who is a special hero to you or walk to celebrate the heroes providing care at Dorothy House.

Without heroes like you Dorothy House Hospice Care simply couldn’t operate. Our goal is to help more people and deliver care when it’s really needed by patients and their families.

Sign up and be a Hospice Care Hero and help us be there when it really matters most. 

To help give you a fundraising goal we’ve highlighted some of services that your money could go towards.

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Fundraise & Party

To celebrate completing the walk, we will be holding an exclusive after-party with live music, Cocktail bar and Prosecco ice bar, street food village and more to be announced. It will be a great opportunity to dance the night away and celebrate in style!

1K, 5K & 10K Routes

You can choose the distance you would like to walk. The 5km and 10km routes pass through fields and over stiles, and so if you are using a wheelchair, the fully accessible 1km route is for you. The street food village will be available at the start and finish and refreshments will be available en route. If you are walking to remember a special hero in your life, there will be the opportunity to take a few moments and quietly reflect in a special area of the walk.

More information about start times and route details will be released shortly.

Stunning New Location

This exciting new event is set in the stunning grounds of Bath Spa University with lakes, a castle and beautiful views.

Participants can choose a 1km, 5km or 10km route passing through exciting hero-themed zones. There will be plenty to see and do but also an opportunity for quiet reflection if you are remembering someone who is a special hero to you.

What we do…

There’s a myth that hospices are just places to die. In truth, our job is to help everyone live their life to its fullest potential. By connecting with people earlier after their diagnosis, we can help them achieve their personal goals – no matter how big or small.

We believe in creating memories and encourage people to explore their wishes, thoughts and fears so they can make informed plans for themselves and their loved ones. For us, a ‘good death’ means leaving the world at peace, with dignity and supported by compassionate care. To help people achieve the best death possible, we provide outstanding care and support, when it matters most.

Loss is an inevitable part of life, and everyone grieves differently. We will continue to expand the reach of our bereavement services, so we can provide families and carers with the support they need – whenever, wherever and however that need comes.

Our work touches so many lives and is completely free of charge. By taking part in the Hospice Care Hero Walk and raising sponsorship you will be a hero to our patients, their families and carers.

Thank you.

Our Nurse Specialists are often the first point of contact and give advice and support to patients at home, in community hospitals and in residential and nursing homes. They are experts in palliative care and support both patients and their families.

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Our Day Patient Service gives patients an opportunity to meet with others living with a life-limiting illness, and access a variety of our Clinical Teams. Activities, day trips and a warm, friendly welcome are always on offer.

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Our Volunteer Companions visit patients in their own homes to provide a listening ear, help with basic tasks i.e. shopping and can give valuable respite for carers and family.

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