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They've made me feel that I'm still worth something. I might be towards the end of my life, but I'm still me.

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Dedicate a butterfly for St Helena Hospice

Personalised butterfly plaque in memory of a loved one, all while raising funds to support local people in need of hospice care.

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Just to focus on spending time together was the nicest thing

Ryan Corlett was 23 when he was diagnosed with a rare cancer. Ryan and his wife Danielle spent their remaining months together making memories, and they were together at the hospice when he died. Danielle shares their story.

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Midnight Walk returns after five year break

A popular night time charity event in aid of St Helena Hospice returns to Colchester this autumn after a five year hiatus.

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Living as well as I can

"It's about accommodating cancer in your life because you don't have any choice but that doesn't mean the cancer is your life. "

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St Helena Hospice retains Outstanding CQC rating

Following a visit from the Care Quality Commission (CQC), St Helena Hospice has retained its overall rating of Outstanding, the highest award that can be granted.

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She trusted him and, importantly, he listened

Katie Suley loved sunflowers and walking along the Dovercourt seafront with her three year old daughter Arabella.

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The Borderlands

A moving collection of portraits and testimonies that capture the quiet dignity of a wide range of people who find themselves in the Borderlands between life and death at St Helena Hospice.

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We're born, we live, we die

Kit, who is currently staying at the hospice, recorded his choices with the support of his community nurse specialist (CNS) at home and his wife Helen.

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You'll find all the latest news from your local hospice below, as well as stories from our patients, families, staff and volunteers, our podcasts and our magazine.



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