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

Make it Matter, one day at a time.

Make your daily exercise outing matter for St Helena Hospice.

Under government advice we are allowed out of our homes for exercise. Why not make your exercise matter?

Sign up to walk, jog or run either 42.195km (the same distance as a marathon) or 100km before the end of July and make your exercise matter for local people facing incurable illness and bereavement. 

Complete your distance during your daily exercise trip, in the garden, by walking up and down the stairs - however you choose, as long as you adhere to social distancing we don't mind how you get your kilometres clocked!

Our income has been severely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, but you can help us to face this crisis and keep your local hospice running to help our patients and families get through this difficult time by taking part in Make It Matter. 

The £15 registration fee for this challenge could provide compassionate care and support to a patient in their last days of life from a healthcare assistant through the Virtual Ward in a patient’s own home. 

This is a solo challenge, do not arrange to exercise with other people who are not a part of your household.

The coming months are set to be tough. By taking part in Make It Matter not only will you be raising vital funds for St Helena Hospice, it is a proven fact that exercise can help with your mental health. At a time when many may be feeling the strain from being house bound and not able to see their loved ones or go and do the things they enjoy, an hour of exercise with a target could be just what is needed to help you through this unusual and challenging time.

How it works:

  • Sign up and set a goal to complete your challenge before the end of July 2020. Choose from either 42.195km (the same distance as a marathon) or 100km.
  • Time to get moving! - You can walk, jog or run your chosen distance, and you don't even have to go out to do it - you could complete laps of your garden, or go up and down the stairs!
  • Track each km on your chosen app or print the paper form here.
  • Send us your evidence once you've completed your challenge. You can email us or send it in the post.
  • We’ll send you a shiny spinning medal!

It's not a requirement to raise sponsorship for this challenge, but if you'd like to we'd be really grateful! 

Set up a Fundraising page on Facebook, JustGiving or Virgin Money Giving, share it on your social media and ask your friends and family to sponsor your challenge. Just £20 in sponsorship could help a patient staying at The Hospice to keep their strength up by providing nutritious, home cooked meals for two days.

Read our Terms and Conditions and Frequently Asked Questions

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