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

A to Z online fundraising ideas

We've replaced our A-Z fundraising ideas with a list of ideas that you can still do while staying safe at home during the coronavirus pandemic. 


Auction - online 

Sell some items you no longer want or need on eBay and donate the money you make


Bare your roots 

One for those who usually dye their hair! Share photos or videos of your growing roots on social media and nominate friends to get involved and donate. For those people that don’t dye their hair, get people to sponsor you to grow your hair out or even to shave it off instead

Bucket collections (virtual) 

Set up an online giving page as a bucket collection and ask your friends to donate what they can

Bake off (virtual)

Set up a live stream of you baking, or sharing a recipe and ask viewers to donate


Coffee morning (virtual)

Organise a virtual catch up with friends and all agree to donate

Community club

Continue your usual community clubs, or start new ones on video call and ask members to donate


Dress up or dress down day

Organise a fancy dress day and share photos on social media, or agree with your colleagues to attend a video meeting in fancy dress or pyjamas and make a donation.

Disco (virtual)

Video call some friends, nominate someone as DJ and party together in your living room!



Put on a live workout and ask viewers to donate


Facebook fundraiser

Set up a in lieu of birthday gifts or just because! 

Foreign coins

If you're using this time to have a good sort out make sure to save up any old or foreign currency you find and save it to donate once restrictions are lifted. 


Games night (virtual)

Go live with an online board game and ask people to donate to play

Give something up

You could give up an unhealthy habit like smoking, or simply stop eating something that you love, make it something challenging and ask people to sponsor your efforts!

Go Purple!

You can still Go Purple at home!


House Party

Connect with your friends for online games and make a donation


Indoor sports challenge

Set yourself a personal challenge, like doing 15 press ups a day and ask your friends to sponsor you - or nominate them to do it and donate 


Jiggle and Jive

Hold an online dance class or a danceathon


Karaoke night

Tune in together and sing your hearts out


LEGO Challenge

There's lots of LEGO building challenges on social media, take part, challenge your friends and donate

Loose Change Collection

If you find loose change down the back of the sofa, or at the bottom of a handbag, add it to a jar or moneybox and donate when restrictions are lifted. 


Make a Difference cards

Send a card from Make a Difference and we'll receive a donation


Nautical party (virtual)

Why wouldn't you want to dress as a pirate for a day? Live stream on social media, or in your work video call. 


Open Gardens (virtual)

Give a virtual tour of your garden online and share tips and take questions from viewers


Pyjama Day

Organise with your colleagues to work in your pyjamas for a day, get on a video call and prove it

Petrol money

Donate the money you're saving on commuting to work


Quiz (virtual)

Live stream one of your own - or join ours here


Race in the garden

Challenge your household to a series of garden races, the loser pays a fine in the form of a donation


Swear box

Hold your household accountable for their naughty language during lockdown and punish them with fines to donate


Talent show (virtual)

Come together to put on an online show

Tuck shop

Pop a jar next to the fridge or biscuit tin at home and make a donation every time you snack


Unique talent

We all have our special talents, why not give tips on a live stream in exchange for donations. If you're good around the house offer to give instructions for DIY, if you're a fitness instructor help someone with a fitness plan, or if you like art teach viewers how to draw or paint.


Volunteer pledge

Offer a helping hand and pledge to do jobs for people in return for online donations. Whether it's helping someone in your household by doing the hoovering, or pledging to clean a friends car once restrictions are lifted, odd jobs could soon add up to a lot of money for your favourite cause.



Get sponsored to walk a certain distance during your daily exercise


X factor party

Okay so it might not be on right now but you could hold a watching party of any TV show!



Hold a virtual yoga class and ask viewers to donate



Live stream yourself doing zumba for a length of time and ask people to sponsor you

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