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£75 could provide compassionate care and support to five patients in their last days of life through our Virtual Ward



£50 could provide the care and support a family in crisis needs with a home visit from a SinglePoint nurse



£23 could provide pain and symptom relief to a patient at home from a community nurse


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Your donations are making sure more local people have dignity and choice at the end of life. Thank you.

4,460 local people facing dying, death and bereavement supported last year



27% of our funding comes from the NHS, the remaining 73% comes from our amazing, generous supporters like you


background-image Ricky & Anne Aldons

"We feel as though we've got an arm around our shoulders. Although we knew about the Hospice, we didn't know about what they did in the home; the intricacies of the actual way it works, all the good things that come. I don't feel as worried about the end, which will eventually come for both of us. I don't feel so worried about it now because I know there's this organisation that puts their arms around your shoulders."

- Ricky & Anne Aldons

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Midnight Walk 2024



The home of Colchester United, JobServe Community Stadium, Colchester

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Tandem Skydive




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Pier to Pier 2024



Clacton or Walton Pier

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Compassionate Conversations


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Recruitment Open Day at St Helena





St Helena Hospice Learning and Development Centre, Barncroft Close, Highwoods, Colchester, CO4 9JU

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Easter appeal for Hospice in tribute to young patient

An urgent appeal has been launched to raise funds for St Helena Hospice over the Easter weekend, in tribute to a young patient who died this week.

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Hospice launches award winning-creative activity sessions in Colchester

Innovative and award-winning art and craft classes, clubs, parties and events, for children and adults, have been launched by local charity, St Helena Hospice with their own Creation Station franchise.

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I never knew true love till I met him

Roger and Di Renders were a team who looked after each other and had adventures together. When Roger became more unwell, he was reluctant to accept help from St Helena at first but soon looked forward to visits from the Hospice in the Home team

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Dermot O'Leary wins for St Helena Hospice on TV gameshow

Our patron Dermot raised thousands for St Helena on Celebrity Catchphrase.

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Just to focus on spending time together was the nicest thing

Ryan Corlett was 23 when he was diagnosed with a rare cancer. Ryan and his wife Danielle spent their remaining months together making memories, and they were together at the hospice when he died. Danielle shares their story.

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Life is what you make it

Pauline and Jim Lawrence had 57 happy years together, enjoying their time spent out on the barges.

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Heroes run to support local hospice

Colchester Sports Park saw almost 200 runners on Sunday 3rd March for the Hero Run to raise vital funds for St Helena Hospice.

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Living in the moment

I don't think about what life will be like without Daisy because I know it would be unbearable.

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Making choices and memories

When Neil became ill, he was philosophical about it, recording his decisions about his care and end of life choices, and discussing the future with his husband. Pete shares their story.

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Not all heroes wear capes

St Helena Hospice is calling for local heroes to join its mascot Saunders in taking part in a fun run at Colchester Sports Park on Sunday 3rd March 2024.

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She trusted him and, importantly, he listened

Katie Suley loved sunflowers and walking along the Dovercourt seafront with her three year old daughter Arabella.

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Paramedics and hospice join forces to share end of life care knowledge

East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) is leading the way in joining up the skills of emergency and end of life care professionals in the community by embedding its paramedics in St Helena Hospice, in a scheme that is thought to be one of the first of its kind in England.

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Someone we can lean on

Discovering that hospice support happens in people’s homes, came as a surprise to Ricky and Anne Aldons. Now they have experienced it themselves, they want to share with their community how St Helena Hospice “puts their arms around your shoulders”.

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Runners gearing up for London Marathon to raise funds for Hospice

Thirteen people are gearing up to take on the TCS London Marathon on Sunday 21st April to raise vital funds for St Helena Hospice to help support people across north east Essex who face incurable illness.

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The Borderlands

A moving collection of portraits and testimonies that capture the quiet dignity of a wide range of people who find themselves in the Borderlands between life and death at St Helena Hospice.

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With love from Daisy

It’s just been life changing and I am so grateful that I am able to enjoy what I can for as long as I can.

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