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 stories@sthelena.org.uk

People’s princess visit

St Helena Hospice is remembering a special visit from Diana, Princess of Wales. The people’s…

Royal visit to open hospice

St Helena Hospice is celebrating 35 years since Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother visited Colchester…

We listened to mum’s wishes

Josephine Gunnee made sure she grasped every opportunity, and being diagnosed with a rare cancer…

Naomi's miles of hope

Naomi Roberts and her partner of ten years, Georgina Fisher, hoped to celebrate their wedding with family…

You can’t give families a hug

Before Covid hit in March, Nicky Cooper had worked in SinglePoint for five years. She…

Harry made a boat

A wish came true for one of our patients; Harry had built a fantastic model…

Caring in lockdown

Just as they were adjusting to life in lockdown in April, Doris Blunden’s family encountered…

The care doesn’t stop

When Janet Daniels had a heart attack three years ago, she spent a positive week…

Virtual Ward was invaluable

Christmas ended abruptly for Hazel Forster last year when her husband of 46 years was…

A sprinkle of love and a dash of laughter

After doctors told her to gather her family together to say goodbye, Julie Newton was…

I have never felt so much love and compassion from complete strangers, especially on the day she left us.

During the COVID-19 pandemic there have been many changes to St Helena’s services.The usual welcoming…

Just to focus to on spending time together was the nicest thing

Ryan Corlett was 23 when he was diagnosed with a rare cancer in September 2017

It’s a real privilege to be a part of a patient’s journey at that point in their life

Emma Collins is a community clinical nurse specialist with St Helena Hospice. She supports patients and…

Life should be good, it has been good for us and we know it can’t go on for ever

Pauline and Jim Lawrence had 57 happy years together, enjoying their time spent out on…

When somebody is in pain and you can’t do anything about it, that’s heart-breaking

Alan Brown was a warm and kind man who spent his life working with his…

I feel like sometimes kids go forgotten, but here they don't

Lauren Davis was 16 when her mum Shelley died. Lauren shares how St Helena helped…

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…

Time to talk

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

Making memories

Neil Stewart and Pete Buchanan met 47 years ago at a dinner party in…
Contact Information
Fundraising

To contact the St Helena Fundraising team, please telephone 01206 931 468 or email fundraising@sthelena.org.uk , Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 5.00pm.

Retail

To contact the St Helena Retail team, for enquiries about our shops, donation centre and house clearance service please telephone 01206 890 165.

SinglePoint

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

Lottery

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