Tree of Light
Traditionally, Christmas is a time for us to celebrate with family and friends, but we know that for those who are bereaved, it’s a time when we miss our loved ones even more.
Join us for one of our Tree of Light remembrance services for music, a moment of silence, words of encouragement and a speaker who will share their story with you. You can dedicate a star in honour of your loved one, and there will also be options to donate for those who want.
Get into the Christmas spirit and enjoy our wonderful choir groups who will be singing your favourite classic Christmas tracks!
Our wonderful local school and community choirs will be returning to spread some Christmas cheer. If you, or someone you know is part of a choir and would like to sing for us, please contact us at email@example.com or call 01293 447361.
Bring along your Christmas gifts and we will beautifully wrap and decorate them for you in return for a donation to St Catherine’s Hospice.
Enjoy music from local choirs and singers whilst you wait, and go away happy that another task has been ticked off your Christmas prep list! All our wrappers have been specially trained and have all the tools to make your gifts look their very best.
Help raise vital funds for our hospice by donating your time, your change, or both to one of our Christmas collections.
We’ll be hosting a series of bucket collections at various locations throughout the festive period. If you’d like to volunteer for a bucket collection, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01293 447361 to find out further details.
Sign up for a Reindeer Run
We’re asking schools to support their local hospice by ho-ho hosting a festive fundraiser. Choose the date, distance, location, and then get moving – whether it’s a brisk walk around the playground, or a gentle jog on the school field.
There’s no cost to the school, and every child gets a FREE pair of reindeer antlers. Just raise as much as you can and have lots of festive fun!
Shop St Catherine’s this Christmas!
Christmas party dates are set, Secret Santa speculations are flying around the office, and loved ones are sharing their wish lists. Why not make your Christmas shopping more meaningful this year and spend in the knowledge that you will be helping local families when they need it most.
Our 14 charity shops across West Sussex and East Surrey are brimming with treasures to be found and bargains to be had. We have a whole range of items that would make wonderful gifts including board games, books, jewellery, clothing, homeware, trinkets, and much more. Whether you are looking for a special family member or for that tricky Secret Santa, you are sure to find something that fits the bill.
Can’t face walking around the shops? Don’t worry, you can still support us, all from the comfort of your own sofa. Curl up with a blanket and have a browse on our online shops – eBay and depop – to find that something special.
Our Christmas cards are also a great way to support our hospice. From robins and reindeer, to village snow scenes, we have 13 stunning designs to choose from.
Karen, a loyal buyer of our cards, shares why she keeps coming back each year:
“I buy my Christmas cards from St Catherine’s because they help spread joy and cheer during the season of goodwill, they are great designs and all for an amazing cause.”
NEW – Christmas Tree Collections!
We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve partnered with JustHelping to offer Christmas tree collections this year!
New for the 2023 festive season, we will be running a Christmas tree collection service in Crawley, Horsham and East Grinstead. Just leave your tree outside your home on Saturday 6 January and St Catherine’s will take it away for a suggested donation of £15 – or whatever you can afford. No pine needle hassle required!
Simply book your collection on the JustHelping website before 11pm on 1 January.