35 Challenge 

In May this year St Helena Hospice turned 35, and we're not quite ready for the party to end so we're inviting you to join in and help us to extend our anniversary celebrations over the summer. 

Join our 35 Challenge and set yourself a unique 35 themed fundraising challenge, ask your friends and family to sponsor you, and don't forget to share your efforts on social media. 

Why not take on the Prudential My RideLondon virtual event on 15th and 16th August - you could select the freecycle option and cycle for 35 minutes or 35 miles in aid of St Helena Hospice. Find out more and sign up to the event here.

Here are 35 ideas to get you started...

1. Run, walk, cycle or swim 35 miles in 35 days

2. Prepare 35 recipes you've never tried before

3. 35 star jumps

4. Sponsored silence for 35 minutes

5. Hold a table top sale and sell 35 items

6. Walk 3,500 steps a day

7. 35 burpees a day for 35 days

8. Sing for 35 minutes

9. Make 35 cups of tea for family members

10. 35 press ups a day for 35 days

11. Do 35 extra chores at home over the Summer

12. Skip 35 times, or for 35 minutes

13. 35 squats a day for 35 days

14. Bake 35 cakes - and sell them after!

15. Paint 35 pictures

16. 35 keepie-uppies

17. Try 35 news things in 35 days

18. Juggle for 35 minutes

19. Run 35 laps of your garden

20. Hula hoop for 35 minutes

21. Do circuits with 35 repetitions - or exercises!

22. Wear 35 t-shirts at the same time

23. Tell jokes on a Facebook live for 35 minutes

24. Do the Macarena for 35 minutes

25. Do a plank a day for 35 days

26. Gardening for 35 minutes

27. 35 press ups with the dog on your back

28. Go up and down the stairs 35 times

29. Hold a 35 question video quiz

30. Make and sell 35 face coverings

31. Eat a food you don't like every day for 35 days

32. No chocolate for 35 days!

33. Walk 35,000 steps

34. Give up something you love for 35 days

35. Run 35 km in a week, or in one go!

Once you've decided on a challenge set up a online fundraising page to collect your sponsorship.

Taking part in the 35 Challenge supports our Urgent Appeal

Every £35 you raise could help someone grieving the death of a loved one by providing two and a half hours of support over the phone from a bereavement support worker.

If you're fundraising we'd love to know! Email our fundraising team and tell us what you're doing: fundraising@sthelena.org.uk

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