Last night (Monday 2nd July), St Helena Hospice scooped an award for ‘Most Innovative Fundraising Campaign’ at the National Fundraising Awards 2018 held at The Brewery in London.

The National Fundraising Awards, which takes place every year, celebrates the best of the best in UK fundraising and is the only awards that recognise and reward fundraising excellence and best practice in the charity sector.

Sarah Green, Director of Lottery Services at St Helena Hospice proudly accepted the award which recognises the outstanding achievements of the lottery team using their expertise and knowledge to extend their lottery services to the charity sector for the first time through the launch of make a smile lottery.

The lottery team, based at St Helena Hospice in Colchester, have successfully managed all aspects of running a lottery for hospices across Great Britain with Your Hospice Lottery, which to date has raised over £9 million for hospice care. It was a bold move for St Helena Hospice to launch a lottery product outside of the hospice world but this innovative approach is bringing charities closer together to provide a new source of income and an introduction to new supporters, whilst at the same time generating new income for St Helena Hospice to address unmet need for hospice care in North East Essex.

Sarah Green said: “I am both thrilled and proud to accept this prestigious award on behalf of the lottery team at St Helena Hospice. It is incredible to be able to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of our staff and volunteers on a national stage. Over the past few years our small team based in Colchester has built up much skill and expertise in the lottery fundraising sector, and we have taken the opportunity to use that to branch out and help other hospices and charities in Great Britain increase their income. We cannot run a successful fundraising lottery without the much needed support of loyal supporters who week in, week out provide a valuable regular income for their chosen hospice or charity. So, to all our amazing lottery players – this award is for you!”

She added: “All charities in this category have done such fantastic and innovative work, it was wonderful to be able to celebrate the outstanding successes of all our peers and we are privileged to be a part of that.”

Hosted bv comedian Stephen K. Amos, the annual awards gala for the Institute of Fundraising honoured remarkable achievements in fundraising over the past year. St Helena Hospice beat fellow finalists Aspire and Scope in the category of ‘Most Innovative Fundraising Campaign’ sponsored by Charity Checkout.

Full winners list can be found on the National Fundraising Awards website: http://www.nationalfundraising...

Posted: 3rd July 2018

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.


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