Our resilence and revival

Click below to read ‘Our resilience and revival’ – Our publication capturing the story of the toughest period in our charity’s 40-year history. Far from celebrating our Ruby Anniversary, we faced dark times.  Covid-19 forced us to close shops, stop our fundraising activities and concentrate on keeping our key workers safe and our hospices open 24/7 for those end of life patients who needed us. In this detailed and moving account, we review the extraordinary issues we faced and the amazing way in which our staff and volunteer teams fought back in the financial year 2020/21.

With our income generating activities having been severely hampered we’re saving money by sharing this digital version rather than printing copies and sending them out by post.


Visiting our hospices, shops and donation centres


Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue with Covid procedures at our hospices, shops and donation centres.

All front-line staff  are continuing to wear the necessary and extra PPE on the wards and visitors are being asked to carry on wearing masks if they are able to. Visitor information is available below.

In all of our shops and donation centres, till screens stay in place, we’re asking  staff, volunteers and customers to keep wearing masks/visors and sanitiser stations remain. We’re continuing to restrict numbers entering the shops at any one time.

We hope you understand our stance – without the income from our shops we can’t operate our hospices. Read our full statement HERE.

Our shops need you!

We need volunteers across our shops, donation centres and events. Volunteers are vital to our charity and you will gain new skills and friendships. Can you give your gift of time? Click volunteer below to find out more.

Find shop and donation centre opening hours here. Our teams can’t wait to welcome you in store, please follow all Covid-19 guidance when shopping and donating with us.  You can check what items we CAN’T accept, see example fire labels and download a Gift Aid form by clicking HERE.


Community Services

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.