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Join in and celebrate our 50th anniversary throughout 2017

Find out what's happening for our celebrations and how you can get involved

13 September 2016

London's New Year's Day parade

2017 is the 50th anniversary of St Christopher’s and, with a range of events to mark this special milestone, there are lots of opportunities for everyone to join in the celebrations!

The hospice was founded in 1967 by Dame Cicely Saunders so that people could die with dignity and without pain. The founder of the modern hospice movement, Dame Cicely changed end of life care around the world and her vision continues to inspire work today.

Martin Mears, Project manager, is well underway with preparing for the celebrations.

“We have lots of exciting things planned for our anniversary year. But we still we have room for more, and we need the help of each and every one of our supporters to make it a success!”

During 2017, we will be celebrating our achievements over the last 50 years, whilst looking to the future as we want to continue to improve hospice care, both in the UK and beyond.

Starting off the celebrations with our two hospice floats as part of the New Year’s Day parade, we also have a London to Paris Bike Ride and special tea party at Lambeth Palace in June.

In July, we’ll also be holding a multi-faith service in honour of our 50th anniversary in the incredible southwark cathedral.

Find out more about our 50 year celebrations, if you have any suggestions to share or you want to get involved in St Christopher’s 50th anniversary celebrations, please contact Martin Mears, Project Manager, on 020 8768 4715  or at

13 September 2016


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