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.

Latest Shop News

Want to know if your favourite shop is open yet and what it’s new opening hours are?  Check our At-a-Glance Guide HERE.

You can also see more details of open shops contact details and so on, at our Shop Finder page HERE.

To ensure the safety of our staff, volunteers and customers, our shops will NOT be accepting donations for the time being.  Our shops do not have the storage to enable us to embargo donations for 72 hours locally for safety, before sorting and getting ready for sale.


To keep everyone safe, the government advice is to wear a face-covering when visiting shops.
We are encouraging their use in your local Cornwall Hospice Care shop but understand that there are valid exemptions.  Please, if you are able, wear a face covering when shopping with us.

Each shop also now has a hand sanitiser station, social distancing measures, till screens etc. to safeguard our staff, volunteers and our customers.  


Our 4 designated Donation Centres at Truro, Holmbush St Austell, Bodmin and Bude continue to accept your generous donations.  You can find detailed information about their locations and opening hours HERE.

*Please do not leave donations at any of our shops – please use the 4 Donation Stations during their opening hours only.*

You can check what we can and cannot accept, download a gift aid form, check example fire labels for upholstered items and more HERE.

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.


We're here for you

Our Community Services venues are temporarily closed, but we are still here for you.  You can also call our team to arrange a telephone or video support call on 01726 829874, visit our self help page or join our Community Friendship Cafe on Facebook.  (Your call will be triaged and you’ll be contacted by one of our team where appropriate.)

Please DON’T use this phone number for general enquiries about donations, fundraising etc. – visit our CONTACT US page to find the phone number relevant to your needs.

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.