Dorothy Rose Obituary, Death –With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of our esteemed owner and chairperson, Mrs. Dorothy Rose Purdew OBE. Dorothy’s remarkable journey began in 1932 when she was born in Clapham, London. Her entrepreneurial spirit ignited in 1970 when she founded her first venture, WeightGuard, armed with a mere £60. Eight years later, she realized her dream of opening her inaugural health farm, Frimleys. In partnership with her late husband Bob and devoted son Stephen, she ventured further, acquiring Henlow Grange. This dynamic duo’s ambitions knew no bounds as they subsequently added Springs Hydro, Forest Mere, and Champneys Tring to their portfolio, culminating in the creation of the illustrious Champneys group.