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

Fundraising hints and tips

Here are some things to consider when planning your fundraising:


If you are hosting an event who is your target audience? How many people do you want to come? Who can you ask to help you? Consider what skills your friends, family and co-workers have that could help make your event a success - and don’t be afraid to ask for their help!


  • How much money do you want to raise – set yourself a goal
  • Make sure you have a clear idea as to what sort of event you want to organise. Often the best fundraisers are things you already do and enjoy!
  • Write a list of what you will need on the day
  • Write a to do list of what needs to happen and when
  • How much is it going to cost?
  • What support do you need from the St Helena Hospice fundraising team?
  • Would you like collection buckets or pots, or balloons etc?


  • Set a date for your event
  • Check your event does not clash with other local or national events
  • Plan your time to ensure you have plenty of time to organise and promote your event
  • Consider the weather and have a back-up plan


  • Make sure your venue is suitable for the type of event you are holding
  • Have you considered the cost for the venue? Many venues offer a discounted rate for charity events so be sure to ask
  • Has your venue got sufficient parking, disabled access and toilet facilities for the number of people you are expecting?
  • Does your venue have the appropriate insurances and licences for your type of event?

Promoting your event

Once you’ve planned your event it’s time to get people talking about it! Here are some of our top tips for promotion. Don’t forget to tell us about your fundraising - we are here to help.

  • Materials – create posters, tickets, banners, signage, programmes and any other materials that you may need. We have created some free downloadable resources that can help you
  • Social media – this is the best way to get your event out there for free! Share your event with your friends and family and remember to tag the official St Helena accounts
  • Let us know – send over all the relevant details to – we can promote your event on our website and social media
  • Press – getting your event on the radio or in local newspapers and magazines can be a great way to promote your fundraiser. Download our press release template here/


You maybe be able to get the event costs covered by local businesses supporting your event in return for advertisement for example their company logo/detail on all marketing materials.


Local businesses may donate prizes that you could use for your event or for a raffle. We can provide you with a ‘Letter of authorisation’ so businesses know you are legitimating raising money for St Helena Hospice.


Make sure you have the equipment you require for your event whether its chairs, tables, p.a system, a stage etc.

Keep it safe & legal 

You need to ensure that your event is safe and complies with relevant rules and regulations.  Click here to read more about the fundraising need to knows 

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