Referrals: 01206 890 360
The Hospice: 01206 845 566
Fundraising: 01206 931 468

The Birkett Long £50 Challenge will return in 2021.

We're looking for local companies to use their business and innovation skills to turn £50 into a whole lot more in aid of St Helena. 

How does it work? 

  1. Get a team of your co-workers together and sign up your company or business using our downloadable registration form
  2. Attend our launch event where our wonderful sponsors Birkett Long will issue you with a £50 donation
  3. Invest your £50 and use the profit to continue your fundraising
  4. Raise as much money as possible over four months

What's in it for your business?

As well as raising vital funds for people facing incurable illness and bereavement there are a number of ways that taking part in the Birkett Long £50 Challenge will benefit your business.

Taking part encourages innovative thinking, team building, and a bit of healthy competition! Why not enter multiple teams from across your departments and pit them against each other to see who can raise the most?

The Birkett Long £50 Challenge provides the perfect platform for you to promote your business and network with other participating companies. It can also help enhance your profile through engagement with your suppliers and customer base, as well as with family and friends.

Once all the funds have been collected you'll be invited to attend The Birkett Long £50 Challenge Awards Night and be in with the chance of winning a special award for your team. 

There are plenty of things your company can do to raise money, here are some fantastic ideas to get you started... 

  • Themed quiz or games night
  • Karaoke night
  • Networking afternoon tea
  • Sponsored wax/shave/hair dye
  • Sponsored walk or run
  • BBQ
  • Sweepstake
  • Bake off
  • Fancy dress at work
  • Raffle

For more information about the Birkett Long £50 Challenge please contact St Helena’s Corporate Fundraising team on 01206 931 468 or email Sarah Wilson at

Contact Information

To contact the St Helena Fundraising team, please telephone 01206 931 468 or email , Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 5.00pm.


24 hour advice: SinglePoint 01206 890 360 

SinglePoint is a 24/7 advice and support helpline which helps to coordinate an individual’s care with the hospice. SinglePoint also works alongside other healthcare services such as GPs, Community Nurses or Specialists. 

The Hospice

To contact a patient at The Hospice please find the address and telephone number below. Phone calls can be made to patients at any time of the day or week. You can contact Inpatient Services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The Hospice, Myland Hall, Barncroft Close, Highwoods, Colchester, C04 9JU

Telephone: 01206 845 566

Hospice in the Home

You can contact The Hospice in the Home Team Monday to Friday, between 9.00am and 5.00pm on:

Colchester/Halstead team
Telephone: 01206 845 566

Tendring community team
Telephone: 01255 221 222

Day Therapies

You can contact the Joan Tomkins Centre (Colchester) Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 5.00pm on:

Telephone: 01206 848 163

Fax: 01206 752 245

You can contact the St Helena Tendring Centre (Clacton) Monday to Friday, between 9.00am and 5.00pm on 01255 221 222

Tendring Centre Postcode for Sat Navs: CO15 1EU

Human Resources

The HR Team can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 5.00pm on 01206 931 466

Finance Team

To contact the St Helena Finance Team please telephone 01206 931 450 Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm

Volunteer Services Team

The Volunteer Services team can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 5.00pm on 01206 931 466

Media Enquiries

For all media enquiries between 9.00am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday, please phone the Marketing and Communications team directly on 01206 931 464

Patient Referrals

If you, or a member of your family has a life-limiting illness and would like to discuss whether St Helena care services can help, you can contact the SinglePoint telephone service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 01206 890 360

Bereavement Support

To contact the St Helena Bereavement Support team please telephone the bereavement helpline: 01206 984 274, Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm

Learning and Development Centre

The Learning and Development Centre is open Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 5.00pm and can be contacted on 01206 851 560

Service User Group

For more information on the St Helena Service User Group please contact Chair, Ken Aldred on 01206 751 397

Facilities Hire Enquiries

01206 851560


To contact the Lottery team please call 0800 285 1390 or visit the website here, Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm.

If you would like to write to or visit the Lottery team, the address is: Your Hospice Lottery Office Unit 6 The Atrium, Phoenix Square, Wyncolls Road, Colchester CO4 9AS.

Comment, compliment or complaint

Feedback, comments and complaints about St Helena care and support services may be made verbally or in writing to: Director of Care, St Helena, Myland Hall, Barncroft Close, Highwoods, Colchester, CO4 9JU. To speak to a member of our team, call 01206 845 566