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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.

More about us Why support St Helena Hospice

Outstanding dedication to care

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 3,900 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. 

Ways to support us
Donate

Over 3,900 local people facing dying, death and bereavement supported every year

3,900

 
 
Donate

45,670 calls to our SinglePoint 24/7 advice line in the last year from people seeking our help

45,670

 

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Latest news, stories and events

 

Snowdon by Night

07/05/2022 - 21/08/2022

Mount Snowdon, Snowdonia National Park, Wales

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Kilimanjaro Trek

26/12/2021 - 04/01/2022

Tanzania

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Late night shopping at our Dedham shop

18/11/2021

5 High Street, Dedham

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Time Capsule

16/10/2021

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St Helena Hospice launches partnership with New Look as part of the Give back, Feel good campaign

The St Helena Hospice shop in Culver Street, Colchester will be offering customers a New Look voucher when they donate a bag of pre-loved clothing

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Virtual Escape Room

26/08/2021 - 31/10/2021

Online

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Include part of your story in St Helena Hospice’s time capsule

St Helena Hospice is inviting you to share your memories with future generations by including part of your story in its time capsule, marking its 36 year history.

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Stream for St Helena

05/08/2021 - 30/09/2021

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St Helena Hospice opens new shop in Frinton

We welcomed our first customers to our newest charity shop in Frinton-on-Sea on Tuesday 1st June!

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We listened to mum's wishes

Josephine Gunnee made sure she grasped every opportunity, and being diagnosed with a rare cancer didn’t stop her from going out with friends and spending time with her family

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People's Princess Visit

Diana, Princess of Wales officially opened the Joan Tomkins day centre on 26th April 1988, where she captivated patients, hospice volunteers and staff.

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Virtual Ward was invaluable

Christmas ended abruptly for Hazel Forster last year when her husband of 46 years was rushed to hospital after collapsing with a suspected stroke on Christmas Day.

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Getting to know what makes that person whole

Emma Collins is a community clinical nurse specialist with St Helena Hospice.

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My role here is to help people find peace in the journey and before they die

Physical distancing during the pandemic has been the biggest change for St Helena’s chaplaincy team, Vickie Peters and Terry Walker.

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Caring in lockdown

Just as they were adjusting to life in lockdown in April, Doris Blunden’s family encountered a further blow.

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Life is what you make it

Pauline and Jim Lawrence had 57 happy years together, enjoying their time spent out on the barges.

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Helping families go on living

When Sally Brunton’s community clinical nurse specialist (CNS) suggested she may benefit from relaxing Reiki sessions with our complementary therapists, Sally went along so it would give her husband Andy some respite.

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Time to be a family

After watching his 24 year old big brother Robin go from being fit and healthy to living with a rare cancer in less than a year, Toby and his family could now make every memory matter.

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Making choices and memories

When Neil became ill, he was philosophical about it, recording his decisions about his care and end of life choices, and discussing the future with his husband. Pete shares their story.

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Stories

“Because of COVID, the nurses came in plastic aprons, masks and gloves, but it wasn’t scary because they were so lovely.”

Sandra Flynn

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“I think it’s a real privilege to be a part of a patient’s journey at that point in their life.”

Emma Collins

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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”

Jim Lawrence

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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.”

Pete Buchanan

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“My role here is to help people find peace in the journey and before they die.”

Vickie Peters

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“Although it was really sad because mum was in there, we had some fun times. People think you're not going to laugh there but we did.”

Alison Thorpe

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“Having Virtual Ward there to do the morning and evening care, and just there for support if I had any questions or anything was invaluable.”

Hazel Forster

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