Honeycroft Postmaster Carlo Guglielmi, who is also Deputy Leader at Tendring District Council and County Councillor for Tendring Rural West, started collecting for Your Hospice Lottery (originally known as St Helena Hospice Lottery) via his newspaper rounds in 2003.
Carlo said: “I have always been an active supporter for St Helena Hospice putting on fundraising events like BBQ’s. Then a friend sadly required the services of the hospice at Myland Hall and spent her last days there before she passed away. It was during this time that we witnessed just how flexible and welcoming they are. We were allowed to bring our Labrador in during our visits and brought in take away meals and the little things like a drinks trolley just showed their amazing ethos to patient care. We just knew that we must support this wonderful charity.
“Another close friend of ours, who worked in the Charity office as a fundraiser told us about the lottery and how it is such a good way of supporting the hospice. I decided I would like to become an official newsagent collector for the lottery in support of St Helena Hospice.”
Your Hospice Lottery run a weekly lottery draw dedicated to raising funds to support hospice care and currently have over 47,000 numbers in the draw every week. Thanks to loyal supporters, so far, over £6.4 million has been raised for St Helena Hospice. Every week there are 111 guaranteed cash prizes up for grabs. 1st prize is £1,000, 2nd prize £100, 4 £25 prizes and 105 prizes of £10. There is also a rollover prize selected from random numbers and if not won increases every week by £250 to a maximum of £10,000!
Alex Howe, Head of Lottery, said: “I would like to say a huge thank you to Carlo for his continued dedication and support towards the hospice and for tirelessly collecting on behalf of Your Hospice Lottery for over a decade! We currently only have 6 or so other collectors, therefore, if like Carlo, you would like to make a real difference in your local community and help St Helena continue to provide free, high quality care for people affected by life limiting illnesses, then we have a fantastic opportunity for other newsagents in the Colchester and Tendring area to join our team as an agent, promoting and selling the Lottery to your customers.”
Carlo adds: “I urge fellow newsagents to follow suit and sign up to be an official newsagent collector, not only are you supporting hospice care but you can help meet your corporate social responsibility by associating your business with a much loved local Charity.”
If you would like more information on how you can support Your Hospice Lottery via newsagent collections please call the office on 0800 285 1390 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To contact the St Helena Fundraising team, please telephone 01206 931 468 or email email@example.com , 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