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St Helena Hospice

St Helena Hospice is a Colchester based charity which provides specialist palliative and end of life care to local people facing incurable illness in north east Essex, supporting them, their families, friends and carers.

We provide individual care and total support wherever it is needed; at home, over the phone with our 24/7 advice line, and at the hospice.

We also help adults in north Essex to cope with grief following the death of a loved one, regardless of where or how they died.

We reach out to members of our community, helping them make their own choices and live with dignity. By focusing on their physical, emotional and spiritual needs, we aim to bring comfort and relief to all those who need it, offering the people of north east Essex individual care and total support, regardless of their diagnosis or personal circumstances.

As a charity we rely heavily on the help and generosity of our fundraisers, donors and volunteers. Without them we wouldn’t be here.

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Your support can make a huge difference to local people at the most difficult time of their lives.


Why support St Helena Hospice

Every year we care for more than 4,400 local people facing incurable illness and bereavement. 

We’re nothing without you. 

With your support, more local people can live and die well with compassion, dignity and choice. 

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Over 4,460 local people facing dying, death and bereavement supported every year


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45,554 calls to our SinglePoint 24/7 advice line in the last year from people seeking our help



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Midnight Walk 2024



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Community Fun Day





Mile End Sports Ground, Colchester, CO4 5FP

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The Creation Station Holiday Camps

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The jelly and the cup of tea

"The lovely lady that cooked used to come into the ward every day and say 'morning Julie, what flavour jelly would you like?'"

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St Helena Hospice retains Outstanding CQC rating

Following a visit from the Care Quality Commission (CQC), St Helena Hospice has retained its overall rating of Outstanding, the highest award that can be granted.

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She trusted him and, importantly, he listened

Katie Suley loved sunflowers and walking along the Dovercourt seafront with her three year old daughter Arabella.

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Midnight Walk returns after five year break

A popular night time charity event in aid of St Helena Hospice returns to Colchester this autumn after a five year hiatus.

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Living as well as I can

"It's about accommodating cancer in your life because you don't have any choice but that doesn't mean the cancer is your life. "

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Dedicate a butterfly for St Helena Hospice

Personalised butterfly plaque in memory of a loved one, all while raising funds to support local people in need of hospice care.

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“They've made me feel that I'm still worth something. I might be towards the end of my life, but I'm still me.”


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“"It's about accommodating cancer in your life because you don't have any choice but that doesn't mean the cancer is your life. "”


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“I will always be grateful to St Helena for supporting us in a dignified and individual way that let me continue to be involved”


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