Matthew Douglas is proud to support St Helena’s Hospice as its charity of the year for 2024. As part of its ongoing commitment to the cause, which helps people in northeast Essex who face incurable illness, Matthew Douglas is offering free financial advice to residents, families and carers at a special drop-in event.

Free financial advice session for hospice patients, families and supporters - Matthew Douglas and St Helena's Hospice

When you consider that more than half of over-50s don’t have a clear retirement plan and with the cost of retiring now increased by 20%, financial concerns are understandably likely to weigh heavy on those approaching retirement age or unsure how to manage their assets.

Whether you’re a patient at the hospice looking to get a better understanding of how to navigate Inheritance Tax concerns or implement tax-efficient estate planning, a family member or carer concerned about your personal finances, we’ll be offering a 30-minute consultation completely free of charge.

From 10am-4pm this coming Monday, 24th June 2024, our director Matthew Pescott Frost and adviser Paul Hardy will be in The Joan Tomkins Centre at St Helena Hospice on Barncroft Close in Colchester, offering free advice on a range of financial planning topics, including:

Book a slot – or drop in freely

If you’re interested in making the most of this unique opportunity to enjoy a free 30-minute consultation with the best financial advice firm in the East of England, email to secure your place. 

While drop-in appointments will be available on the day, please be advised that this will be on a first-come, first-served basis – so there may be a slight wait.

St Helena’s Hospice is Matthew Douglas’ Charity of the Year 2024

As Matthew Douglas’s dedicated ‘Charity of the Year’ we’ll be supporting the vital work that St Helena’s provides people enduring terminal illnesses and conditions through a mixture of in-person events to help patients and their families address financial concerns, as well as raising money to donate to this important cause throughout the course of the year. 

To learn more about this important local charity, visit