Virtual Virgin Money London Marathon

Take on the London Marathon your way

On Sunday 3rd October 2021, join the 50,000 people that will make history and be a part of the largest fundraising event on the planet. Take on the virtual Virgin Money London Marathon this year for #TeamStHelena to help local people face incurable illness and bereavement.

By taking part for St Helena Hospice and joining #TeamStHelena your registration fee will be completely free and you will receive the coveted official finisher medal! All we ask is that you raise a minimum of £100 sponsorship.

The best thing is you can do it your way; walk, run, it’s entirely up to you! You will have a whole 24 hours to complete the 26.2 miles, so stop and start as many times as you need to throughout the day or, if you’re up for the challenge, complete it all in one go. This year’s marathon, like the first virtual marathon held last year, is all from home so you can take it on in whichever location you choose.

The first virtual marathon saw 37,966 runners attend where they were awarded an official Guinness World Records title for the ‘Most users to run a remote marathon in 24 hours’. Join for 2021 and you could be a key contributor towards breaking this record and setting a brand new one.

Why get involved?

We receive only a third of our funding from the NHS and rely on the generosity of our community for the rest. Over the last year, our income has been severely impacted by national lockdowns, shop closures and cancelled fundraising events. By taking part in the virtual London Marathon, you can help us to continue to be here for patients and families who need our support.

We'll help you get race-ready by offering...

  • an invite to our virtual training group, where you'll be able to connect with other #TeamStHelena members
  • a London Marathon New Balance finisher T-shirt, medal, and running number
  • fundraising support and tips to help you smash your £100 target
  • the opportunity to take part in this incredible event
  • a chance to do something amazing for local people facing incurable illness and bereavement

Interested? Email or call us on 01206 931 468 to register.

Already have a place? 

If you've already bought a place in this event, we'd still love to welcome you to #TeamStHelena! Send us an email to

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