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St Helena Hospice

St Helena Hospice provides specialist palliative and end of life care to local people facing incurable illness in north east Essex, supporting them, their families, friends and carers.

We provide individual care and total support wherever it is needed; at home, over the phone with our 24/7 advice line, and at the hospice.

We also help adults in north Essex to cope with grief following the death of a loved one, regardless of where or how they died.

We reach out to members of our community, helping them make their own choices and live with dignity. By focusing on their physical, emotional and spiritual needs, we aim to bring comfort and relief to all those who need it, offering the people of north east Essex individual care and total support, regardless of their diagnosis or personal circumstances.

We rely heavily on the help and generosity of our fundraisers, donors and volunteers. Without them we wouldn’t be here.

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Your support can make a huge difference to local people at the most difficult time of their lives.


Why support St Helena Hospice

Every year we care for more than 4,400 local people facing incurable illness and bereavement. 

We’re nothing without you. 

With your support, more local people can live and die well with compassion, dignity and choice. 

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Over 4,460 local people facing dying, death and bereavement supported every year


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45,554 calls to our SinglePoint 24/7 advice line in the last year from people seeking our help



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Tandem Skydive




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Christmas Tree-cycle 2024

06/01/2024 - 07/01/2024




CO1 to CO9, CO11 and CO13 to CO16

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Light up a Life 2023




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Culver Square in Colchester

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Christmas Tree-cycle returns!

People purchasing a real Christmas tree this year can plan ahead and tick disposing of it after the festivities off their list - and support St Helena Hospice at the same time.

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Compassionate Walks


Multiple dates available

St Helena Hospice, Barncroft Close, Colchester

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Compassionate Conversations

23/02/2023 - 05/12/2023

Multiple dates available

Location varies

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A platform to be able to talk about Daddy

When their dad Laurence was being supported at the Hospice earlier this year, 10 year old Willow and 6 year old twins Noah and Jude were able to spend time with him in the garden and reading with him.

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We just clicked

Naomi and Georgina met in a nightclub and hit it off straight away, falling in love and announcing their engagement a year later. Then a month before their planned wedding, Naomi was diagnosed with incurable bowel cancer, and then the country went into lockdown.

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Hospice celebrates 10 years of 24/7 support at home for people facing incurable illness

St Helena Hospice is celebrating the 10th anniversary of SinglePoint; its 24 hours a day 7 days a week phone support and rapid response service, for people living with incurable illness.

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“I'm not having birthday presents today, I'm having all of my friends and family donate the money to St Helena Hospice.”


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“We had a hospital bed in here so we could raise it and lower it and get her more comfortable. We had some really good quality time together”


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“Neil had finally arrived in the safest, best place possible, and we were so grateful they had found a bed for him”


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“I will always be grateful to St Helena for supporting us in a dignified and individual way that let me continue to be involved”


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