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

Fundraise in celebration

Dedicate your occasion to help local people face incurable illness and bereavement.

Whatever the occasion, be it birthday, wedding, anniversary or other celebration you can dedicate it to St Helena Hospice. Set up a giving page and ask for donations instead of gifts to help local people in your area. 

Pledge Your Birthday

Can’t think what to ask for this year? Would you consider asking your friends and family to donate to St Helena instead of buying you a gift?

If you’re a Facebook user, you’ll likely receive a notification asking you to create a Birthday Fundraiser a couple of weeks before your big day, in case you don’t or you’d like to start collecting earlier, you can set one up here.

Of course, if you don’t use Facebook you can still set up a page on Just Giving or Timeless Tributes.


If you’d like to support St Helena Hospice on your wedding day why not forgo a gift list and ask your guests to make a donation instead?

Making a donation instead of providing wedding favours is become increasingly popular. If you’d prefer to dedicate your celebration in this way, why not add a little message on your wedding stationary to let your guests know.

Set up a page to collect donations on Facebook, Just Giving or Timeless Tributes or contact us to arrange donation envelopes or collection pots, email or call our Fundraising team on 01206 931 468.

Why not enter each of your guests into our weekly lottery draw with Your Hospice Lottery and they could be in with the chance of winning one of 176 cash prizes from £10 to £1,000, plus the rollover of up to £25,000! You'll receive a special card for each guest displaying their lottery number that will be entered into the draw. For more information, or to place an order for lottery wedding favours please call our lottery team on 0800 285 1390 or email

Other Special Occasions

You can help local people face incurable illness and bereavement at any celebration or event. From baby showers to engagement parties, ask your guests to give the gift of kindness and make a donation instead of buying you a gift.

Not sending Christmas cards? You can still spread a little joy by sending a donation to St Helena Hospice instead. 

Lottery Gift Memberships

Choosing the perfect gift can be impossible, especially for that friend or family member who has everything! That's why our lottery team at Your Hospice Lottery have created gift memberships. 

Available to purchase from £10, gift memberships give the recipient the opportunity to win weekly cash prizes from £10 to £25,000 and they'll be supporting St Helena Hospice at the same time. To purchase please call the lottery team on 0800 285 1390. 

Tell Us About Your Celebration

If you’re dedicating your celebration to St Helena Hospice, we’d love to hear from you! Not only would we like to send you warm wishes for your occasion but we’d like to be able to properly thank you for your fundraising.

Please email Alys at or call 01206 931 468. 

What could your donation pay for? 

  • £23 could pay for a one-hour home visit from one of our Clinical Nurse Specialists in our Hospice in the Home service. Our expert nurses can help patients manage their pain and symptoms, and can provide the family with much needed advice.
  • £60 could pay for two children dealing with the death of a parent to work with our Family Support team. 
  • £150 could pay for home-cooked meals for all of the patients staying at The Hospice for one day (Fish and chips is a particular favourite!)
  • £200 could pay for a bereavement counsellor for two ad a half hours, providing one to one support for people when they need us. 
  • £500 could pay to run our SinglePoint office for a day, to provide advice and support over the phone 24/7.
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