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Dermot O'Leary wins for St Helena Hospice on TV gameshow

St Helena Hospice patron Dermot O’Leary raised £9,000 for St Helena on Celebrity Catchphrase.

On the programme broadcast on ITV on 30th December 2023, Dermot said:

“[The money] is going to St Helena Hospice which is an incredible charity in Colchester, which is my hometown where I grew up. 

"It helps the community and helps families, the bereaved, and helps people looking at the end of life and approaching it with a great deal of serenity and dignity."

Lisa Parrish, director of care at St Helena, thanked Dermot for his ongoing support:

“Everyone at St Helena Hospice sends a massive and heartfelt thank you to our patron Dermot O’Leary for playing Celebrity Catchphrase for us.

“He made us all smile by playing in our name on national television, and the £9,000 won by Dermot will help to support people facing incurable illness at home across north east Essex and at the hospice in Colchester.

“Nationally, hospices across the UK, including St Helena, are preparing for a collective multi-million pound shortfall next year, so this fantastic win is a very welcome boost to help us to continue to provide excellent high-quality care this winter.

“We’re very proud of Dermot!”

Image: Dermot O'Leary at St Helena Hospice

Dermot O'Leary at St Helena Hospice

Image: Dermot O'Leary with Paddy the cat at St Helena Hospice

Dermot with Paddy, our Hospice cat


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