Help make a difference this festive season
Seasonal and Christmas-themed events in aid of St Nic's
Virtual Bucket Shake
During the festive season, our bucket collectors are usually out in force. You’d see them in supermarkets and shopping areas raising vital funds for St Nic’s.
After carefully considering the risks of Covid-19 on the health, safety and wellbeing of our wonderful volunteers and generous donors, we’ve made the difficult decision not to go ahead with our collections in the usual way.
But we have a plan B – our Virtual Bucket Shake, and we are calling on our supporters to get involved.Find out more
Light up a Life
We’d like to warmly invite people to attend our 2021 Light up a Life events that will be taking place across our area during November and December.
These events are a chance for us to remember, reflect and celebrate the joy loved ones no longer with us brought into our lives.
Christmas tree recycling service
The Hospice’s House Clearance Team will be returning with their Christmas tree recycling service in January 2022.
Christmas tree collections will take place from 10 to 14 January 2022 in towns and villages across West Suffolk and Thetford.
Book your collection
Lottery Membership Gift Vouchers
This Christmas, give someone the chance to win up to £10,000 with a Lottery membership gift voucher.
The perfect gift for Christmas, that makes a real difference to St Nicholas Hospice Care at the same time.
Vouchers are available for three, six or 12 months and cost just £1 per chance.
Festive scratch cards
An ideal small gift and an opportunity to help raise funds.
Our Hospice scratch cards can be popped into Christmas cards, rolled inside table crackers or included in table settings for the big day. Scratch cards cost £1 each and all profits help fund the Hospice’s services throughout West Suffolk and Thetford.
To receive cards in time for Christmas, please order before December 18.
Christmas Presents Galore event
Packed with high quality new and pre-loved goods, plus gifts and Christmas decorations in abundance, our Newmarket shop’s Christmas Presents Galore event will have something for everyone.
Extended festive opening hours: Long Melford shop
From Sunday, 28 November, our Long Melford shop will be opening on Sundays for the festive season. The shop will be open every Sunday from November 28 to December 19 from 10.30am to 4.30pm. The store will also be open as part of Long Melford’s late night festive shopping evening on Friday, 3 December, from 6pm-9pm.
Sudbury Memory Tree
Those in the Sudbury community are invited to remember someone special this Christmas.
For a small donation, a star decoration can be printed with the name of a loved one and a short message of remembrance. These will be displayed on the Sudbury Memory Tree in the Old Market Place.
Community-led events in aid of St Nic's
Indoor Christmas Market and Santa’s Grotto
Christmas will be coming to Honington and Sapiston Village Hall, Bardwell Road, Sapiston, IP311RU, on December 12.
The Indoor Christmas Market will be the perfect place to pick up some festive gifts, and Santa will also be making an appearance as there will be a grotto too.
Step Back in Time: The Victorian Christmas
In the second in a new series of lectures specifically for St Nicholas Hospice Care, Pat Murrell explores the legacy of the Victorian Christmas.
Refreshments of mince pies and biscuits made to recipes of the period are included in the ticket price and there will also be a Christmas raffle, with tickets available on the night.
A Christmas Fayre packed with all the magic of the season will help support St Nic’s.
If you’re in the mood for a spot of festive shopping Bannatyne Health Club & Spa in Horringer Road, Bury St Edmunds, will be holding their Christmas Fayre on Thursday, 2 December, from 6.30-9.30pm.
The business will kindly be donating the fees from their stallholders to the Hospice. Thank you for your support.