Virtual Coffee Break Quiz

Take a break and join us for our weekly Wednesday Coffee Break Quiz. You’ll enjoy about 25 minutes of trivia while supporting St Helena Hospice from the comfort of your own home.

Test your knowledge against friends, family, colleagues and other St Helena Hospice supporters that you just haven’t met yet! It costs just £2 to enter, and 60% of the entry fees are donated to St Helena Hospice. The top 3 players will also receive a % as a prize. Every time you play you’re helping us to support local people in north Essex who face incurable illness and bereavement.

Before you can take part on the day you'll need to register an account with Virtual Quiz Events and sign up to play your chosen quiz, which you can do here. Remember to sign up for the quiz that's listed for the day that you want to play. We're unable to issue refunds for quizzes booked on the wrong day.

Once you've signed up you'll receive a code by email to enter the quiz, keep it safe! Check for your email now, because once the quiz starts it will be too late!

The quiz lasts 20-30 minutes, is completely virtual - there's no host, and everyone takes part at the same time. Your answers will be marked as you play and the top 3 players will be announced at the end. There are 6 rounds, 3 of which are General Knowledge and there are designated Film & TV, Sport and Music rounds inbetween.

How to join the quiz when it's time to play:

You’ll need to give yourself enough time to get sorted – we recommend starting this process 5-10 minutes before the quiz is due to start.

1. Visit and click player login (if you aren’t already logged in)

2. Click ‘My Account’ and then ‘Pending Quiz Events’

3. Click ‘Play’ next to the quiz you’re about to play

4. It will ask you for a code to enter, you’ll find this in the email you received when you signed up for this quiz – it’s in the product details section of the table.

5. Now you’re in, you can play as soon as the countdown finishes! Good luck!

If you can’t find your code make sure you check your spam inbox.

If you have trouble getting in be sure to close all other tabs of your browser and close down any apps you might have running.

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