Santa Dash Sunday 15th December - Hemel Hempstead

Whether it's your family's favourite tradition or you're a first time festive fundraiser, Santa Dash is the perfect way to kick start your Christmas!

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Santa Dash 2019

Access Our Care We can help you if you are living with cancer or a life-limiting illness

Clinical Advice, Physio & Exercise Classes, Psychological Support, Workshops & Groups, Occupational Therapy, Complementary Therapy, Creative Therapy...

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Queen's Award for Voluntary Service

We are thrilled to announce that the Hospice has been honoured with The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK.

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Queens Award for Voluntary Service

We're 40!


This June marked the 40th anniversary of The Hospice of St Francis.

Thank you for your ongoing support which has enabled us to help local people and their families to live their precious lives well for over 40 years and be here for you if you need our support today.

Throughout the year, we’ll be sharing stories and memories of our care and history and celebrating our birthday with lots of exciting activities and events. Do get involved and help fortify us for the next four decades!


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#WeLoveYourSupport

Our Spring Centre is a free Health and Wellbeing Centre which can help you to live your precious life well. We’re here for you if you need us, so do fill in our confidential self-referral form or give us a ring on 01442 869550.

NEED OUR SUPPORT? Call us on 01442 869550 or…

Helen's story

"They know mummy’s ill and the Hospice helps." Helen, patient

Helen's story View all our stories
Fiona's story

"Dad was exactly where he wanted to be at the end." Fiona, relative

Fiona's story View all our stories

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Join our team We have 6 volunteers to every paid member of staff...

We have an enthusiastic and committed team who are passionate about delivering good end of life care for local people. Vacancies arise in both our clinical, fundraising and support teams.

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Join our team We have 6 volunteers to every paid member of staff...

We have an enthusiastic and committed team who are passionate about delivering good end of life care for local people. Vacancies arise in both our clinical, fundraising and support teams.

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