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

Stories raise awareness of what we do at St Helena. 

Sharing stories from the people we support and the people who support us, reassures those who may be on their own journey with the hospice, and helps to illustrate our work in your community.

You too may like to share your story about your experience with the hospice. Perhaps we are supporting you or a loved one, or you may like to tell us why you are fundraising or volunteering for the hospice.

Share your story

Sean's Hospice Care Week Story

My name is Sean I am the Maintenance Manager for St Helena. We provide maintenance support...

Pat's Hospice Care Week Story

My name is Pat and I am a volunteer pot counter. I count all of the...

Caroline's Hospice Care Week Story

Hello, I’m Caroline and I work as a Supporter Relations Administrator.  I have been here...

Elaine's Hospice Care Week Story

Hello, I’m Elaine and I am one of the cooks in the kitchen at The...

Veronica's Hospice Care Week Story

My name is Veronica and I am a domestic assistant at St Helena, I have...

Kevin's Hospice Care Week Story

Hello, my name is Kevin and I am the Donation Centre and Logistics Manager.My role...

Brothers challenge for mum and dad

Jake and Sam Holman are about to take on the Three Peaks Challenges, climbing Ben...

Giggles with our CNS

Paul had been bed-ridden for eight weeks during the heatwave of last summer with severe...

It’s not home but it’s close

Steve Hoggarth received more than 1,600 birthday cards from people across the world for his...

Challenging myself for dad

Lauren Oldfield jumped out of a plane, despite her dislike of flying. The memory of...

Land's End to John O'Groats adventure

Greg Corcoran has packed up his tent, stocked up on Kindle books, and has started...

Help to Breathe Happy

Dennis Hill has enjoyed attending our Breathe Happy programme to support his management of  COPD...

Time to be a family

“We’ll look after him but we’re also going to look after you,” were the words...

Memory for every day

Ash Jones wanted to share his story to reassure other young people in need of...

Growing for hospice care

Growing for hospice care Mary Maskell and her friends from the Great Bentley allotments are raising...

​Refreshed and happy

After a relaxing hour of yoga followed by a session of acupuncture, Julia Goddard is...

Time to talk

Making choices about her own death and planning for the future so her family could...

If music be the food of love

Nick Spall was a talented musician whose band was on the verge of breaking through...

Making memories

Neil Stewart and Pete Buchanan met 47 years ago at a dinner party in...

Whatever happens, happens

Dawn is learning to adapt to a new life with a disability with support from...

Renewing their vows

Margaret and Les had a very special day on Sunday 17th February when they renewed...
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