Important Update

In light of the latest government announcement of a second national lockdown, sadly we have temporarily CLOSED all our charity SHOPS and DONATION CENTRES.  It’s difficult news for us all, but for our retail colleagues it’s particularly devastating. The 21 shops that have reopened since June have been extremely successful. We’re thinking of them all, but this is where we are and we must follow government guidance, which is to close all non-essential shops. 

Our eBay shop will remain OPEN where you can purchase our Christmas Cards, Pocket Diaries and lots more goodies. 

Our hospices will of course remain OPEN 24/7, providing 20 beds for terminally ill patients who need us. Our key workers provide much needed support for our NHS colleagues at what is already a very busy hospital at Treliske. 

There are many ways you can still help fund our hospice beds; through our Lottery and Christmas Drawby supporting Terry’s Bed Appeal or our Silly Santas campaign and when you shop online by using Amazon Smile and Easy Fundraising.

Thank you all for your support - we wish everyone a safe lockdown and look forward to reopening our shop doors when it’s safe to do so.

Terry's Bed Appeal


On October 1st we launched Terry’s Appeal.

Terry was cared for at Mount Edgcumbe Hospice during lockdown, and during this time, he talked to us about what had happened to him, and what being cared for at the hospice meant to him.

His sheer relief at the peace and comfort he found there meant he was concerned for others in the same position as him, knowing the impact the coronavirus pandemic was having on charities.

When he knew that hospices beds were at risk of closing, Terry wanted to help.

Sadly Terry recently passed away, but the compassion he felt for others lives on in the appeal we have launched in his name.

Please read Terry’s story, and you will see why we need to keep beds open for patients like him.

Do something silly in a Santa suit!

After a tough year we’re urging you to have some festive fun and become a ‘Silly Santa’ this December – helping keep beds open at our two hospices in the process.

We’re unable to hold our annual Santa Runs this year due to coronavirus restrictions, but never fear – we have another plan to help you get into the spirit of giving! It’s really easy to take part. Come up with an idea like cycling 5km in your Santa suit, a TikTok dance off or even a festive bake off – whatever you want to do.  Then, sign up on our website, wait for your outfit and sponsor form to arrive in the post, pull on the red hat, fasten the black belt and be a Silly Santa!

We also have a package for schools who want to get involved in their class or year group bubbles too! Click HERE for more about School Silly Santas.


Silly Santas is sponsored by Ann’s Cottage Surf and Lifestyle Stores.

Visiting our Hospices

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, patients staying at our hospices can still be visited, however we have had to change our policy and introduce some additional guidance for those wishing to visit their loved ones.  Click the button to see our latest advice.


Community Services

We're here for you

Although our Community Services face to face venues are temporarily closed, we are still here for you.  We have a Listening Ear service, a virtual Community Friendship Café on Facebook and advice on our self-help page. Please click the link below to find out more.


Cornwall Hospice Care Covid-19 statement

Cornwall Hospice Care has ensured Covid-19 risk assessments have been carried out in all areas of our charity. Where required, adjustments have been made to ensure working environments are as Covid secure as is practically possible.

The safety of our patients, their families, our staff, volunteers, customers and supporters is paramount. We work closely with all relevant authorities and advisory bodies to ensure we are following current guidelines, implementing any changes as necessary.

Thank you!

In these challenging times our world has changed in many different ways. However, the one constant has been the care we provide at our two hospices that have remained open 24/7 admitting patients to our 20 end-of-life and specialist palliative care beds.

As a charity we rely heavily on the support of the people of Cornwall, people like you, who leave us legacies, support our virtual fundraising events, play our lottery and donate to, and buy in, our shops and donation centres.

Thank you, we need you now more than ever!


St Julia’s Hospice is rated Outstanding.

Mount Edgcumbe Hospice is rated Good.