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

Pier to Pier Walk 2020

Join us in sunny Clacton, or Walton, on Sunday 26th April for Pier to Pier 2020.

This ever popular event will see hundreds of local supporters flock to the seaside in support of St Helena Hospice to walk either 7 or 14 miles between Clacton and Walton Pier.

Team up with friends, family or co-workers and take in the sea air as you get your step count up to support local people in need of hospice services. And why not bring your four-legged friends too, as the walk is dog friendly!

This event is for everybody; take on the walk at your own pace and take time to remember your loved one at our memory stop, where you can leave a message to someone special to you.

Our Pier to Pier event is renowned for its fantastic atmosphere as our walkers are always in high spirits - even during the unexpected downpour at last year’s walk – that’s why we see so many returning faces year on year. If you’ve never taken part in the Pier to Pier walk, there’s no better time to get involved.

In order to cover the cost of organising this event, and to provide every participant with a medal, we are charging a registration fee of £5. Children under the age of 5 go free.

The registration fee only covers the costs of running this event, so we ask each participant to raise a minimum of £30 sponsorship to help support local people who face incurable illness and bereavement. You can set up an online giving page or download a sponsor form here.

Want to support St Helena Hospice further, and look good while doing so? Why not pick up on of an official Pier to Pier Walk T-shirt to wear on the day!

This year, Victoria Jones will be thinking of her husband Ash every step of the way as she walks between Clacton and Walton pier on Sunday 26th April.  Ash died at St Helena Hospice in 2018, aged 31 and shared his story to reassure other young people in need of hospice care as his idea of what happens at St Helena changed during his first Day Therapies session in our One Day at a Time men’s group. You can read Ash’s full story here.

Registration is now OPEN!

Please take a moment to read our terms and conditions and frequently asked questions before you register.

Register now

Pickering is very proud to support St Helena. Many employees, friends and families have benefited from St Helena’s care and facilities in their greatest time of need, and sadly others in the community will do so in the future.

Keith Moore, Pickering CEO

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