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

St Helena and sponsors, Birkett Long Solicitors, have launched the Birkett Long £50 Challenge and registration is now open. Companies are now being called upon to enter the challenge and support the charity to help local people face incurable illness and bereavement.

The challenge takes place between Saturday 1st June and Monday 30th September.  Every team receives £50, supplied by Birkett Long Solicitors, to jumpstart their fundraising on the 1st June and then has four months to turn £50 into hundreds or maybe even thousands of pounds! 

Lizzie Deed, St Helena’s Corporate Fundraiser, said: “The Birkett Long £50 Challenge provides the perfect platform for you to promote your business and network with other participating companies. It can also help enhance your profile through engagement with your suppliers and customer base, as well as with family and friends. 

“Taking part encourages innovative thinking, team building, and a bit of healthy competition! Why not enter multiple teams from across your departments and pit them against each other to see who can raise the most?

“Over the years, we’ve seen fundraisers from BBQs and plant sales, to quiz nights and bike rides – and even teams taking on the Three Peaks – there are no limits – and we look forward to seeing what ideas they come up with this year!” 

Since its inception in 2012, the teams that have taken part in the Birkett Long £50 Challenge have raised over £255,000. This could pay for the St Helena Community Clinical Nurse Specialist team for two and a half weeks, allowing them to deliver personal care, symptom management, advice and support, day and night to those who need it. 

Jennie Skingsley, Associate, Marketing Manager from Birkett Long said: “Birkett Long believes in supporting the local community. St Helena is a charity which we have a close attachment with and have had over many years. 

“The £50 Challenge is an event that Birkett Long looks forward to every year. It’s an exciting way for us to meet new local businesses and hear about innovative fundraising ideas, as well as showing our support for St Helena. We hope to see many new faces, let’s make it a bumper year!”

It would be wonderful to have your company involved with the challenge this year so if you are interested and would like to find out more, or just have some questions, please contact St Helena’s Corporate Fundraising team on 01206 931 468 or email Lizzie at or Sarah at

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