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


Celebrate and remember the life of a loved one this February with a Snowdrop.

Remember someone special to you with a beautiful commemorative snowdrop. Each flower has been hand-crafted by the British Ironwork Centre for St Helena Hospice and will be used to create a stunning visual display of memories at Beth Chatto Gardens.

The Snowdrops will be open to view from Friday 14th to Sunday 16th February, giving visitors the opportunity to reflect on the life and memories of a loved one. The St Helena Hospice Snowdrops will be planted amongst a bed of real snowdrops, creating a striking visual display as they come into bloom.

Visitors will have the opportunity to dedicate a message to their loved one on our remembrance boards which will be proudly displayed throughout the weekend at Beth Chatto Gardens. Following the display the boards will be moved to St Helena's Learning & Development Centre, where people have the chance to view the boards again and share in a moment of reflection.

Beth Chatto Gardens is kindly hosting the installation for St Helena Hospice. The family-run garden and nursery has been a staple in the local area for over 50 years, and we are delighted to display the Snowdrops in their beautiful grounds, lining the woodland path, leading to the Reflection Garden.

There are a limited number of Snowdrops available for a suggested donation of £30 to St Helena Hospice, which could help a child dealing with the death of a parent to work with the Bereavement team to channel their feelings with activities such as decorating a flowerpot and planting their own snowdrops.

After the display, your Snowdrop is yours to keep or give as a gift.

Collection options

16th February


Beth Chatto Gardens

19th-20th February


Fundraising Office

21st February


Fundraising Office

24th-25th February


Fundraising Office

St Helena Hospice Fundraising Office address: Unit 1 The Atrium, Phoenix Square, Wyncolls Road, Colchester CO4 9AS.

Please note: You will need to bring your confirmation letter with you when collecting your Snowdrop/s. If you don’t receive a letter, please contact Fundraising.

Snowdrops Service                                                            

On Sunday 16th February we’ll come together to reflect on the lives of loved ones at a service at Beth Chatto Gardens. Tickets for the service are free, but limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Book yours here

Lauren will be dedicating a snowdrop for her mum Shelley, who died at The Hospice age 45 when Lauren was 16.

“We did so many activities together which was amazing and they were all made available because we were supported by The Hospice. My mum and I made heart-shaped fake flower arrangements together and to do that with my mum was incredible. I got to keep them and it was great my mum was able to do that for us."

Full terms and conditions are available here. If you would like any more information about the Snowdrop appeal please contact the Fundraising team on 01206 931 468 or by email 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