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

Meet our marvellous Marathon runners! 


"I’m running the London Marathon for St Helena Hospice because they provided amazing care for one of my very good friends and her family at one of the hardest times of their lives recently so I want to give back as much as I can.

Sponsor Aimee


"I’m running the London Marathon to support St Helena and all the wonderful work they do, but especially the work they do to support families. I’m a great believer of their holistic approach and first class care both before during and after bereavement. I’m proud to be part of team St Helena!"

Sponsor Alix


"I’m running the marathon in memory of my friend Gemma also my wife’s best friend who passed away in December her last few months were spent here with amazing care and the hospice continue to support her two little boys Dylan and Noah the service has been amazing for them"

Sponsor Ben


"I’m running the London Marathon 2019 in memory of my wonderful father Bruce Frost, who very sadly passed away in June 2018. This last year has been the worst of my life and I miss my father every second of every day. The Hospice has provided me with much needed support - support I never thought I would need - and without this, I have no doubt that I would be in a very different place. So, I am running in memory of my father but also to raise money to give back to St Helena to enable other people to benefit from the wonderful service they provide."


"The reason I am doing the London Marathon is to fulfil a childhood dream and complete the next challenge in my life. I’m excited and raring to go! It was amazing to see the look in people’s eyes when I told them I was doing this - the look of disbelief - so I guess it’s time to prove them wrong, as it is that what has driven me the most!"

David S

"I'm running the London Marathon on Sunday for two very good causes, Dementia UK and St Helena. It's my first marathon and a real personal challenge but absolutely worth it when I remember that St Helena will be benefitting from the generous donations that I've received so far. In 2013 and 2014 my mother, Patricia, received wonderful care and support from the St Helena Hospice team during the latter stages of her life. My family and I will never forget the help that she received. St Helena Hospice provide fantastic holistic care; they don't just care for the patient they care for the family too. Initially my mum had real concerns about contacting the hospice and asking for support, it was almost like admitting defeat. However, after some persuasion we visited as a family, Mum met the brilliant team (and Paddy the Cat) and was converted! When we were desperate, the team at St Helena came to our rescue and I'll be running on Sunday with fond memories of my mum, the team at St Helena and of course Paddy the Cat."

David H

"I chose to use my London Marathon ballot place to raise funds for the amazing guys and girls at St Helena due to how they went above and beyond to ensure my brother Richard, who we sadly lost in January, had all he needed to make him comfortable. They helped every way possible to help his family, and I felt a need to try to give a little back. My brother meant the world to me and doing this to help St Helena keep helping people, has helped me personally deal with losing him."

Sponsor David H


"I work at the Hospice as an occupational therapist with the day therapies and rehab team and I’m doing the London Marathon as a personal challenge but it’s become much more than that because I’m doing it to raise funds for two great charities that I dearly love there’s St Helena here and also Music in our Bones and as I do it I’m collecting ribbons too ribbons that remember people they could be somebody that you love they could be somebody that does the extra mile for you they could be somebody else as well that inspires you so that’s why I’m doing the London Marathon because not just for me but because all these things will come with me on the day they’ll be pinned to my shirt as I do the marathon and that will feel great thank you."


"After gaining a ballot place for the 2019 London Marathon, I decided to raise funds for the Hospice as I know the services they offer are greatly appreciated. The love shown to my Auntie Lynn during her illness, and support of Uncle Will since her passing away, has been amazing! It’s nice to be able to give something back."

Sponsor Fiona


"I am so I'm proud to be running the London Marathon and to be running it for St Helena and I was just so shocked to find out how small St Helena is in relation to how many people I understand that their lives are touched by them so I want to do my bit to raise funds to try and help them expand in the future so more people can access this fantastic provision."

Sponsor Jackie


"I'm running the London Marathon for St Helena which is a great cause in memory of my friend Claire who passed away last year and the people at St Helena gave her the chance to actually say goodbye to her family in the way that she needed.

Sponsor Jim


"I honestly can’t put into words how much being at the hospice meant to my dad and us. For him, being in the hospice surrounded by people who were all going through the same made him feel like human again, instead of just a ‘cancer patient’. He absolutely loved being in the hospice environment. For me and my two brothers, it gave us the opportunity to spend quality time with him even just to sit and stare out into the lovely garden, just being with him. Sometimes even feeling like it was all going to be okay."


"I'm running the London Marathon for St Helena Hospice because I can. I'm healthy and I can run so I should and supporting all those people that the Hospice support."

Sponsor Kate

Louise & David

"We run a local business in Colchester a recruitment business and every year we choose a local charity for us to donate to and St Helena Hospice is our favourite one.

Sponsor Louise & David


"I’m running for St Helena Hospice the reason being that my fiancée Scarlet’s grandmother was taken into the hospice for end of life care and they looked after her and made her comfortable for the last few weeks of her life and after seeing all the amazing work that they did I thought it would be great to raise as much money as possible for them."

Sponsor Matt


"I’m running the Virgin London Marathon for St Helena for my Dad. St Helena gave my Dad the options, options to die at home with his family around him so I’m doing this for him because what he went through in the last year of his life was nothing in comparison to my challenge and I’m doing it for anybody else who might need St Helena in their lives in the future because I never thought I would and I do."

Sponsor Polly


"I’m running the marathon on behalf of St Helena Hospice for all the work and all the care they gave my Grandma"

Sponsor Sam


"I'm running the London Marathon 2019 for St Helena Hospice because they looked after my Mum when she passed away in 2017 and I'm really looking forward to it"

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