We're pleased to announce the return of our annual Christmas tree-cycle on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th January.

We've teamed up with Colchester Borough Council to offer a recycling service for supporters with real Christmas trees. There will be a team of volunteers collecting trees from homes over the weekend in postcode areas CO1 to CO7.

We're are asking people to think of those in their local community living with life-limiting illness at this time of year. Christmas Tree-Cycle is a practical way for local people to help the hospice continue to provide support to families and patients when they need it most. We hospice welcomes a suggested donation of £7.50 per tree.

Chloe Winter, Fundraising Partnerships Manager at St Helena Hospice said “We’re really pleased to have the support from Colchester Borough Council again this year to provide this collection alongside our new partnership with local gardening company, Blowers and Mowers. A sponsor for this initiative ensures that we can reach as many homes in the CO1 to CO7 postcode, last year we raised an incredible £7000 and we hope to raise even more this year. The Collection relies solely on volunteers and van owners to support the collection itself, if you’re able to help on either or both dates please contact either myself or my colleague Sarah Wilson on cwinter@sthelenahospice.org.uk or swilson@sthelenahospice.org.uk”

Colchester Borough Councils Portfolio Holder for Waste and Sustainability, Councillor Dominic Graham, said: “We are only too pleased to once again support St Helena Hospice by recycling the Christmas trees they collect as part of their fundraising efforts. With all the extra recycling residents have to dispose of at this busy time of year, the charity collection is a great, hassle-free way to get even more from your real tree. I hope even more residents go online to donate and book a collection.”

To register for this year’s collection please visit here or call the fundraising team on 01206 931468.

Posted: 16th December 2016

Contact Information

To contact the St Helena Fundraising team, please telephone 01206 931 468 or email fundraising@sthelena.org.uk , 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