Celebrate the King’s Coronation in aid of St Clare Hospice

His Majesty the King’s Coronation is almost here! So if you’re getting together with family and friends to celebrate over the Bank Holiday weekend, then why not raise a bucket to St Clare Hospice whilst you’re raising a glass?

Whether you’re going all out with a street party, or planning tea and cake in the garden, make it count by also collecting for your local hospice. The great thing about hosting a Coronation Fundraiser is that it can be as simple or as elaborate as you like and whether you raise £50 or £500, every penny counts.

For more information and to get your own free King’s Coronation Celebration guide, get in touch with the fundraising team on 01279 773750 or visit stclarehospice.org.uk/kings-coronation-celebration

St Clare Hospice – Open Gardens 2023

Join us this summer season as our community kindly opens its gardens to visitors, helping fund hospice care for local people. Our perennially popular horticultural event is back for its 29th year. Open Gardens is the perfect event for green-fingered folk to enjoy.

From May – August 2023 visit beautiful, hidden green spaces across West Essex as our community kindly opens its gardens to visitors, helping raise vital funds for St Clare Hospice.

We have a variety of picturesque gardens for you to tour and enjoy throughout the Open Gardens season. Visit the website to find the gardens opening near you: stclarehospice.org.uk/open-gardens

Bereavement Cafés – here for you

St Clare Hospice runs a series of eight, local Bereavement Café groups – which are open to all and free to attend. At St Clare, we feel that some of the most meaningful support you may experience when you have been bereaved, is through connecting with others who have had similar experiences.

Our Bereavement Café project aims to connect local people together, to support each other throughout grief. Everyone is welcome to access this free, community-led service – whether your loss was recent, or a long time ago.

Find your nearest Bereavement Café on the website: stclarehospice.org.uk/bereavement-cafe or call 01279 945089 to find out more

Are you struggling with breathlessness? We can help!

St Clare’s Breathlessness Group can help you manage breathlessness, which is a common symptom caused by COPD, pulmonary fibrosis, cancer, and heart failure. Managing breathlessness can help to improve your mobility and function – enabling you to do more and live well – with less anxiety and more confidence.

Our free, breathlessness course can help you:

  • Develop techniques to manage your breathlessness
  • Connect you with other local people with similar experiences
  • Build confidence
  • Keep active, and doing the things you love

The group is free of charge, and is for all adults aged over 18, who are facing a life-limiting condition. You just need to be registered with a West Essex GP or on the East Hertfordshire border.

If you think you could benefit from the support of our Breathlessness Group, please get in touch. We’d love to hear from you. Call our First Contact Service on 01279 773774 or email patients@stclarehospice.org.uk


Wiggle, Waddle, Toddle – sponsored walk for young children!

This summer little feet are making a BIG difference! Wiggle, Waddle, Toddle is a short sponsored walk for St Clare Hospice’s littlest supporters. It is a fun and engaging challenge and a great way to learn about helping others by raising vital funds for your local hospice.

If your nursery or pre-school would like to get involved in hosting your own Wiggle, Waddle, Toddle sponsored event, please get in touch. Contact the fundraising team on 01279 773750 or visit stclarehospice.org.uk/wiggle


Volunteer with your local hospice

St Clare Hospice is seeking more volunteers to join its 600-strong team of people across their shops, in the community, and at the Hospice site in Hastingwood.

The charity needs people with a range of skills and knowledge – so however much time you can spare, they’ll find the right role to suit you.

Meet new, like-minded people; make a difference; be part of a team; and share your skills with your community.

For more information, and to see the current list of roles available, visit: stclarehospice.org.uk/volunteer or call the team directly on 01279 773704 or email volunteer@stclarehospice.org.uk


SAVE THE DATE – St Clare Summer Fayre!

Join in the party at the first-ever St Clare Summer Fayre!

It’s on Saturday 8th July at St Clare Hospice, CM17 9JX, from 11am – 4pm. With food and craft stalls, inflatables, shows throughout the day and games for the kids – there really is something for everyone!

Come along, celebrate the start of summer, and support your local hospice charity. Tell your friends and family – it’s an event not to be missed!

Entry costs £3 per adult, kids under 16 go free! Well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome. For more information contact the fundraising team on 01279 773750 or visit stclarehospice.org.uk/st-clare-summer-fayre