Christmas Tree-cycle 2021

If you're thinking of purchasing a real Christmas tree this year, have you thought about how you'll dispose of it? Avoid the annual trip to the recycling centre and let us take care of it for you!

We’re excited to announce that our Christmas Tree-cycle has expanded and we will now be collecting from the CO15 and CO16 postcodes alongside CO1-CO9 and CO11 on Saturday 9th December 2021.

Keep your tree out of landfill after the festive season, let us take it to be recycled and you can feel good knowing that your donation will allow us to help local people face incurable illness and bereavement.

How it works

1. Register and donate (via the button below)
Your donation will make a real difference to St Helena so please give generously.

    £11 could pay for home-cooked meals for someone staying in The Hospice this Christmas.

    £15 could provide support and comfort to an individual grieving the death of a loved one over the phone with a bereavement support worker.

    £20 could provide vital care and support for patients at the end of their life from a registered nurse at The Hospice for an hour.

    2. Leave your real Christmas tree outside the registered address.

    3. We'll collect it on the 9th of January!

      It's as simple as that. Register and donate below!

      Please take a moment to read the Terms and Conditions before registering.

      Would you like to volunteer? If you would like to join us to collect trees on the day, or if you could supply us with a van for our volunteers to use, please contact the Fundraising team on or call our fundraising office on 01206 931 468.

      The Christmas Tree-cycle is kindly sponsored by Tree & Lawn Company and supported by Colchester Borough Council and Tendring District Council.

      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.


      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