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

Family Fun Day raises thousands for St Helena!

Hundreds of local people braved the cold weather at St Helena and Colchester Rugby Club’s Family Fun Day on Bank Holiday Sunday.

The annual event, organised by St Helena in partnership with Colchester Rugby Club, and held at the Rugby Club, included a whole host of family-friendly activities, sporting competitions, community stands and craft stalls to raise vital funds for local people facing incurable illness and bereavement.

Highlights of Sunday’s event include the exciting Rugby Sevens competition organised by the Rugby Club, firkin beer festival, delicious burgers and hot dogs from the BBQ and the spinning teacups which were enjoyed by children and adults alike.

An exciting Grand Prize Draw was held with winners taking home top prizes including a pair of tickets to see Tom Jones perform live at Castle Park, a wine tasting for six people with Pieroth, an £80 spa voucher for Prested Hall and a meal for four at Colchester Rugby Club.

Jo Clarke, Community Fundraiser at St Helena said “A huge thank you to everyone who attended our Family Fun Day, it was amazing to see so many families turn up to support us and have so much fun doing so. Enormous thanks also to Colchester Rugby Club for working with us to put the day together and to all our volunteers and stallholders.

“By attending the Family Fun Day and enjoying the activities and stalls, the local community have helped to raise an amazing £4500 for St Helena which will go towards supporting patients in their own homes, over the phone with our 24/7 SinglePoint advice line, through day therapies and at the Hospice.”

Maggie Whiteman, President of Colchester Rugby Club stated “We have been running this event now for 5 years with St Helena and love working with such an important local charity which serves so many of us.We look forward to another successful event next year.”

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