Leave a Gift in Your Will

Our lives are all made up of unique stories, those we cherish, are inspired by and most importantly our own. The end of one story has the incredible power to give hope and comfort to another.

St Helena Hospice believes everyone living with an incurable illness deserves to live and die with choice, compassion and dignity. Families deserve to be cared for and everyone coping with loss and bereavement deserves to be supported through their grief.

Our vision is to create a community where everyone knows, as the end of their story draws near, that they will be cared for and die where they choose to be; where loved ones have the opportunity to make the most of life together, surrounded by a community that cares and supports one another.

Every gift pledged in a Will, whether it is a small percentage or modest sum of money, will help St Helena Hospice to be here for future generations that follow in our footsteps. When the time is right for you to remember a charity in your Will, please remember St Helena Hospice.

Did you know gifts in Wills currently provide the funds for us to care for 1 in every 5 people we support?

Download our free guide about gifts in Wills here 

If you'd like to speak to us further about leaving a gift in your Will please contact Alys by email to giftsinwills@sthelena.org.uk or call 01206 931 468.

"The greatest thing we can ever do is help another person. It doesn’t matter that you don’t know them, but that you are going to give them a gift. A gift in this case of a dignified death. A gift that will help their family come to terms with the loss of a loved one. You can’t give someone a greater gift.

Reverend Susan Wiggins

How to leave a gift to St Helena Hospice in your Will

We would be happy to answer any questions that you may have about gifts in Wills and while we do not specialise in legal advice, if you’d like guidance about making a Will or leaving us a gift, we can help to point you in the right direction. Please contact giftsinwills@sthelena.org.uk or call our Fundraising Team on 01206 931 468.

Contact a local Solicitor

Please contact the fundraising team on 01206 931 468 for a list of local solicitors.

If you would like to leave a gift in your Will to St Helena Hospice, please let your solicitor know and provide them with our registered charity number, 280919

Fisher Jones Greenwood
waive their fee of a simple Will year round, in return for a donation to the charity of their choice. 

Farewill Online Wills

Farewill has won multiple awards for its service, including National Will Writing Firm of the Year 2019 & 2020 at the British Wills and Probate Awards. They will be able to help you write your Will in under 30 minutes and from the comfort of your own home.

specialist team are available to help you over the phone or live chat 7 days a week, 9am-7pm.

Contact Information

To contact the St Helena Fundraising team, please telephone 01206 931 468 or email fundraising@sthelena.org.uk , Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 5.00pm.


To contact the St Helena Retail team, for enquiries about our shops, donation centre and house clearance service please telephone 01206 890 165.


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