Ties to the hospice over three generations and 50 years make run a very personal mission
Entrepreneur creates ‘deathmin’ beating book and heated facemask to help us relax in different ways
Debbie Slaughter, a veteran when it comes to Fun Walk, shares her reasons for doing it as well as top tips for raising as much money as possible
Couple to split lottery jackpot between sponsorship of son’s marathon effort and a treat to honour daughter’s bucket list wish
William has found that his physio and exercise sessions have brought a lease of life to what matters most to him
Over 100 people braved the cold December afternoon to come together to our annual Winter Celebration in CARE (Centre for Awareness and Response to End of Life).
After thinking he would die on our in-patient unit Mick now returns to St Christopher's every week for our Bereavement Help Point.
Two years after the death of her husband and bolstered by the ‘life-changing’ sessions, Jane feels able to start again - on the Isle of Wight.
In their darkest hour Kerry and her Italian husband Roberto found a much-needed second family at St Christopher’s
Black History Month - Coming from a Black British Caribbean household, my family believes it is important to live life to the fullest, and that death is a normal part of life and we should embrace that we won’t be around forever.
Our longest serving employee shares his fantasy funeral.
As our first ever Learning Disabilities CNS, Phoebe Mooney is affecting real change across the organisation and within palliative care. She tells us all about her plans for the role.
From acupuncture to benefits advice, dietetics to occupational therapy, retired probation officer, Shakun, is feeling the benefit of many of our services.
It’s Volunteers’ Week – the prefect time thank all of the amazing 1070 individuals who give up their time and skills so we can support 8,000 people a year
Read Tim's story on how he confronted his terminal diagnosis with a celebration of his life!
Kirsty and Freya are remembering Chris with a Snowdrop for St Christopher's. Read their story.
Constant pain can have a seriously debilitating effect. Retired banker Melvyn Randolph describes how regular acupuncture sessions have improved his quality of life.
Three years after holding her husband’s hand as he died at the hospice, Hilary Lambert has returned as a volunteer.
The cost of living crisis is having a serious impact on the dying, their families, carers and the bereaved.
Volunteer Roger has put his banking background into practice with St Christopher's Gift Aid
Ben talks about his wife Sarah and how they were supported by St Christopher's
Before Lara died in May this year, she shared with us her experience of being looked after by the hospice during lockdown
An original poem created by Leon Silver, 'Loss' is a beautiful and heartfelt piece dedicated to his wife Maria.
"Klaus' experience changed mine, from what could have been a lastingly painful one into a bearable, acceptable one"
Your support brings families and cultures together for a musical extravaganza
Ivy Zaman explains why she joined the Compassionate Neighbours scheme
Find out how Gordon's love of photography kept him going through his illness
Alison Tucker has been Volunteering at St Christopher’s for the last five years
We asked volunteer Nick to tell us about his experience of volunteering at St Christopher’s
Chris Smith attended one of our Remembering with St Christopher's events in 2017
How international students are gaining new skills from our education programme
"It's just what I needed; respite from it all and the chance to chat to other people"
Helma’s husband, Martin, received support from St Christopher’s before his death in March 2017
Isabel has been a nurse for over fourteen years and cares for patients living in Lewisham
Holly and Belinda talk about how their friendship started in the smoking shelter at St Christopher's
William, aged six: “I like to do the walk with my family and friends to raise money for St Christopher’s because my mummy died there and the money will help to look after other people and buy equipment to help them”
Richard Carter is 52 and has lived in Orpington all his life. In 2016 he was diagnosed with a brain tumour, and began coming to St Christopher’s in April 2017
"He was allowed to pass away with dignity and pain free – this is the greatest gift you can give to the family of a terminally ill loved one"
"Coming to the Summer School was a real eye-opener for me. We spent time talking about death and the stigma around it; it made me realise how important it was not to be afraid to talk openly about dying."
"Getting married was really important to us. Once we did it, it felt like we’d always been married and it definitely felt like the right thing to do."
"It was so amazing to spend time like that as a family during the worst time of my life. Even our dog was able to visit!"
"Every time I think of St Christopher's it always brings a warm feeling in my heart"
"When you lose a loved one you have a blanket of sadness and people become trapped in it. I’ve let the love that I have for Sadie breathe"
"When you first hear the word hospice you do get a bit panicky but they reassure you and they’re not just there for end of life care - they’re there all the time"
"As soon as Mum was admitted, we all knew that she would be very well looked after; nothing was ever too much trouble for the staff"