Dorothy House Hospice's new outreach centre will be given the royal seal of approval when HRH The Princess Royal officially opens the Trowbridge care unit on Monday, September 17.

Princess Anne will be at the centre, which offers support to those with terminal illnesses, for a tour of the new facility which opened in August.

During her afternoon visit, to the outreach centre, in the Bryer Ash Business Park, Princess Anne, will be meeting patients, carers, Dorothy House staff and volunteers.

Dorothy House chief executive, Sarah Whitfield, said: “We are delighted the Princess Royal will be visiting us to mark the opening of our new outreach centre in Trowbridge.

“The visit from Her Royal Highness marks the importance of this new outreach centre in Trowbridge which we believe will be able to help provide more care to more people.”

Since opening, the centre has been offering drop-in sessions for patients as well as workshops for their friends and family.

The centre will be closed to the public during the Princess’ visit but once she has left Dorothy House will be holding an open evening for prospective users to find out more about the facility’s services.

The Trowbridge centre is the first of two new Dorothy House outreach centres with the second set to open in Peasedown St John, near Bath, later this year.

Dorothy House Trowbridge will be open to the public between 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday.

For more information about Dorothy House, call 01225 722988 or visit