St Helena Hospice

What is the Big Get Together?

It’s an opportunity to Get Together with your friends or family and have some fun – and one of the easiest ways to raise money for local hospice care. St Helena Hospice has joined up with other hospices across the South East to invite you to be part of The Big Get Together in October; all you have to do is ask your guests to make a donation that will go straight towards providing hospice care in your local community. You could invite the family around for a barbeque; hold a cocktails and canapés evening; watch films and eat pizza in your PJs; dance like divas or simply raise the roof with a good old-fashioned gossip; hold a Halloween themed get together in October; a bonfire party in November; a Christmas themed soiree in December or a New Year Get Together in January! You can be as sophisticated or silly as you like!


Why should I hold my own Big Get Together?

Because all money raised at your Big Get Together goes straight to St Helena Hospice. But the best part is you decide what sort of hospice-tality you offer, it couldn’t be easier! It could be the perfect way to celebrate a special person, on a special date, in a way that is fitting to celebrate their life whilst enjoying the company of your friends and family.

When should I hold my Big Get Together?

Well, that’s up to you too! You can join thousands of other people and hold your gathering in October, during Hospice Care Week (9-15 October), or if your Get Together will be to remember a loved one, you can choose a date that is more memorable to you.

So – sign up and get your pack full of ideas and inspiration today!


About St Helena Hospice

St Helena Hospice exists for the patients, families and carers we serve in north east Essex and the colne valley area of mid-Essex as well as for those who will need our support in the future. We help local people with an incurable illness to live well and die with dignity and choice.

We have some great facilities such as a 15 bedded Inpatient Unit and two Therapies and Wellbeing centres but the majority of our work actually takes place in the community, supporting people in their own homes.

We also run the St Helena Hospice and NHS North East Essex bereavement services which offer support to any individual in the area who has experienced the death of a loved one, not just those who have been in contact with the hospice.

Click here to see how your support can help us.

How Your Support Helps

All of the services that St Helena Hospice provides are free for people to access. The yearly cost of these hospice services is around £8.7million. Around two thirds of this cost is raised through local community fundraising equating to around £5.8million a year.

  • £10 could pay for a SinglePoint call to be answered giving patients and their relatives expert advice at the end of a phone any time of day.
  • £15 could pay for art and crafts supplies for a month’s therapy sessions to support patients and carers through the medium of art.

How to Pay your money in

You might like to consider setting up a Timeless Tribute page in memory of your loved one. Please visit for more information.

All money can be paid directly through the site.

Alternatively, cash or cheques can be given directly to the St Helena Hospice Fundraising Office, Units 1 and 4 The Atrium, Phoenix Square, Wyncolls Road, Colchester, CO4 9AS.

If you would like to post your donations please only send cheques in the post and include a covering note so that we are able to thank you and register your donation correctly.

You can also pay your money directly through our website – please visit