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

Fundraise at school

We reach out to members of our community to help ensure life goes on in the face of dying, death and bereavement. Issues that affect all of us, including children. As well as providing education and support to local schools we support children who are facing bereavement. 

We welcome opportunities to come and speak in assemblies and can carry out age-appropriate talks about St Helena and how we help local people face incurable illness. Our friendly mascot Dandy loves to visit schools and make new friends, so we often bring him along with us. High fives and cuddles are his favourites!

We also want to get children, of all ages, involved in awareness raising, supporting us and getting involved in fundraising for St Helena. There are many different ways in which schools can get involved and we are always happy to discuss new ideas.

Montgomery Infant School have been a great support to our fundraising. Each year they invite children in their school to decorate collection pots and they then collect small change over a number of weeks. The children thoroughly enjoy creating their masterpieces, it encourages them to talk with their families about important issues and the money raised is a wonderful support for us.

Ways your school can get involved:

  • £10 Challenge - what could your pupils turn £10 into? Challenge them to test their entrepreneurial skills
  • Elf Run - get active and organise your very own Elf Run. Just choose your date, time and distance. 
  • #GoPurple - a fun and simple way to fundraise for St Helena. Wear purple, make purple cakes, wear purple wigs...
  • Kickstart Christmas - don your best (or worst) Christmas jumpers, socks or accessories for a suggested donation to St Helena
  • Charity of the Year partner - if you're thinking about choosing one charity to support all year round, everyone at St Helena Hospice including staff, volunteers, patients and families would be so grateful if you chose us.
  • Take part in an event - Enter a team or three in a St Helena Hospice event! Great for fun and supporting your local hospice. 
  • Organise your own event - We’ve got lots of ideas to inspire you if you would like to organise your own event, from bake sales to netball or football tournaments
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