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On Saturday 2nd October we will host a time capsule event in Castle Park, Colchester, open to everyone. Join us as we step back in time and enjoy cream teas, retro sweets and music, and browse items from our pop-up vintage shop.
There will also be a short celebration service at 3pm in Castle Park to celebrate all of our treasured memories.
Prior to our event, if you have reserved a space in our time capsule, you will receive a brown gift tag for you to write a note about your item and what it means to you, so this can be included with your item in the time capsule to share your story. On Saturday 2nd October, you are welcome to come along to our event at any time to enjoy the day but you will need to bring your item and your brown gift tag during the time slot you choose when you register. We will have an audio/video booth at the event where you can record your message on the day too.
For further information, please read our FAQs and T&Cs below. If these don't answer your question, please call us on 01206 931 468 or email email@example.com
All items must not be dangerous, perishable, toxic or flammable. Anything breakable must be wrapped up by yourself before being placed in the plastic bag on the day.
Anyone who would like to contribute an item to our time capsule will be asked to donate a suggested donation of £10. Anyone who would like to include a video or audio message in the capsule can record their message on the day of the event (2nd October) for a suggested donation of £5. We will also be making a profit from some of the stalls at the event in Castle Park.
Anything sentimental that you are happy to share such as photos, letters, or other small items. For a list of suggestions please visit our website. Your item must fit in a 9" x 14" clear plastic bag, this will be provided on the day. It must not be perishable, toxic, dangerous or flammable.
You can put your item in the time capsule on Saturday 2nd October 2021 at the event in Castle Park Colchester.
There is limited space within the time capsule but this event is on a first-come, first-serve basis, so make sure to reserve your space/s in our time capsule.
The time capsule will be buried on Saturday16th October 2021 at the Hospice in a small ceremony. There will be the opportunity to enter a prize draw to win the opportunity to be at the burial.
We will have a list of names of everyone who has reserved a space in the time capsule, so you just need your item and some pennies to spend on the day on something sweet!
Unfortunately not. Once your item has been donated to the time capsule, unfortunately we are unable to return this to you as it will be secured in the time capsule to ensure the capsule is water and air tight to protect all items inside. Please only donate items you are happy to include.
If you have made a donation and would like your item included in the time capsule, then yes please contact us on 01206 931 468 to find out where to send your item.
No, you do not have to have a connection with St Helena Hospice in order to be part of our time capsule. We would like to share the stories of our community with future generations.
The time capsule will have a plaque where it is buried so that in years to come it can be dug up and opened. There is no time frame for when it will be dug up, however, the date will be on the plaque so future generations will know when it was buried and can decide when they would like to dig it up.
St Helena Hospice will make every effort to ensure all items are safely and securely placed in the air tight and water tight box. Each item will be individually packaged in a plastic zip lock bag which will be placed inside a metal box, which will be placed in a plastic geothermal box. These boxes are used to put electrical panels under water. Should any damage occur to your item St Helena Hospice will not be liable for any damage.
By using the St Helena Hospice time capsule website, you are agreeing to be bound by the following terms and conditions. St Helena Hospice reserves the right to update and change the terms and conditions from time to time without notice. Continued use of the website after any such changes shall constitute your consent to such changes. You can review the most current version of the terms and conditions at any time on this page.
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