We are excited to share with you our new project! St Helena is inviting people to be part of a beautiful installation of ceramic forget-me-not flowers coming to the grounds of Colchester’s Castle Park this July.
Created by the same team who brought the poppies to the Tower of London, we have commissioned this project to allow local people the chance to dedicate one of these unique flowers to celebrate a loved one’s life, in return for a donation.
“As well as being a lovely way to remember someone, it will also make for a fabulous art display which we hope will bring many visitors to the castle”, said Helen Scatola, Individual Giving Fundraiser.
She added “The flowers are being placed in the sensory garden, which is a beautiful setting; somewhere people can come for some time out, to reflect and reminisce.”
The forget-me-nots will be displayed from Friday 6th to Sunday 8th July, with boards of remembrance available for visitors to leave their own special messages.
We will be holding an informal service on Sunday 8th July held next to the garden featuring uplifting words and music to for those who wish to celebrate the lives of their loved ones. The forget-me-nots will then be available for collection by those who have donated for them.
Chris Stokes and his family became supporters of the hospice after his father died in the Inpatient Unit. Chris said: “We have wonderful memories as a family of sitting and laughing with dad in the hospice garden, so when the hospice told me about their forget-me-not project, it seemed like a fitting tribute.
“We’re really looking forward to keeping our flower in our garden after the display and we’ll think of dad every time we look at it.”
Cllr Tim Young, Deputy Leader of Colchester Borough Council expressed his support of the project “St Helena Hospice is a wonderful organisation, playing such a vital part within the community of Colchester and further afield. I am thrilled that we have been able to work with them to make the Forget-Me-Nots campaign a success.”
We would like to thank Colchester Borough Council for making this project possible and for their ongoing support.
To donate for a forget-me-not flower call our fundraising team on 01206 931468 or visit our Forget Me Not page here.
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
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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