St Helena has opened a new shop on Peartree Road, Colchester which will be dedicated to clothes, accessories, books, and a café.
St Helena’s Books, Brew and Boutique, which is next door but one to the local charity’s donation centre and furniture shop, was officially opened on Monday 8th April. A crowd gathered outside as the ribbon was cut at 10am by long-serving volunteer, Dennis Brook.
The shop currently features an array of women’s, men’s and children’s fashion including clothes, shoes, bags, hats and jewellery. From June, the shop will also become home to a range of books and a café, where people are welcome to relax, enjoy a beverage and read one of their new books.
Dennis, 73, of Colchester, has volunteered for St Helena’s shops for 9 years after his wife, Sheila, was cared for at The Hospice before she died in 2009.
He said: “I started volunteering after I lost my wife. The Hospice looked after us so well, I wanted to give something back – it’s the best reason to volunteer.
“I first volunteered at the shop in Magdalen Street, before moving to the furniture shop at Angora when it opened in 2010 and I’ve been here ever since! The staff are lovely and I really enjoy volunteering here.
“The new shop looks great and I really hope the local community come and take a look to support all the work St Helena does.”
Anna Triolo, St Helena’s Books, Brew and Boutique Shop Manager, said: “We’re thrilled to open our new shop and look forward to welcoming lots of new customers to the store, which we believe is one of the biggest shops in the area.
“In this shop we have clothes for both men and women of all ages, as well as shoes and accessories, and from June we will also have plenty of books, and a café. And, of course, just 2 doors away we have our furniture store which also houses homeware and bric-a-brac – so when you pop down to Peatree Road, we can cater for all your shopping needs!”
St Helena has 18 shops across North Essex and all the money raised from sales in the shops goes towards helping local people face incurable illness and bereavement, supporting them, their families, friends and carers.
To see the full list and addresses of St Helena’s shops, click here
To contact the St Helena Fundraising team, please telephone 01206 931 468 or email firstname.lastname@example.org , 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.
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
You can contact The Hospice in the Home Team Monday to Friday, between 9.00am and 5.00pm on:
Telephone: 01206 845 566
Tendring community team
Telephone: 01255 221 222
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
The HR Team can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 5.00pm on 01206 931 466
To contact the St Helena Finance Team please telephone 01206 931 450 Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm
The Volunteer Services team can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 5.00pm on 01206 931 466
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
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
To contact the St Helena Bereavement Support team please telephone the bereavement helpline: 01206 984 274, Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm
The Learning and Development Centre is open Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 5.00pm and can be contacted on 01206 851 560
For more information on the St Helena Service User Group please contact Chair, Ken Aldred on 01206 751 397
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.
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