The official charity partner for the 2019 instalment of Castle Combe Circuit’s Autumn Classic event (set to be held on 5 October) has been revealed as south west-based hospice care organisation, Dorothy House.

Dorothy House provides free, compassionate palliative and end-of-life care and support for people with life-limiting illnesses, their families and carers. Its work touches the lives of many people within the local area of Castle Combe Circuit.

The charity provided invaluable assistance to the late Castle Combe Circuit colleague, Rodney Gooch, as he fought his battle with cancer that he tragically succumbed to in April of this year. Rodney was one of the driving forces behind the setting-up of the inaugural Autumn Classic event seven years ago.

Dorothy House team members will be present throughout the historic race meeting offering competitions, raffles, and bucket collections for show-goers to donate.

Its services span across 700 square miles, serving a population of 550,000 people around Bath and North East Somerset, Wiltshire and Somerset. The hospice offers support, advice and care, from early diagnosis onwards.

Providing hospice care services requires significant funds, and for every £1 Dorothy House receives from the NHS, it has to raise a further £4 to operate. Any donations you are able to give on the day would therefore be very warmly welcomed.


  • To find out more about Dorothy House and the work it does, head over to
  • Castle Come Circuit’s Autumn Classic historic race meeting descends on the Wiltshire venue on Saturday, 5 October. For full info and to book tickets, it’s