Monthly Archives May 2018

West Herts College students unveil ‘fly on the wall’ film

A group of students from the Media Production TV & Film course at West Herts College in Watford, have just produced a fly-on-the-wall fundraising film for the Michael Sobell Hospice Charity based at Mount Vernon Hospital in Northwood. The young filmmakers volunteered their time for the Charity over the course of two days, which they spent interviewing staff, volunteers, patients and their family members to gain a ‘first hand’ insight into the work of the Hospice which cares for local people with life-limiting illnesses. The film will be used as a vital fundraising tool by the Charity which needs to
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Michael Sobell Hospice Eastcote Charity Shop Burgled

In the early hours of Friday morning, Michael Sobell Hospice (MSH) charity shop on Field End Road, Eastcote was broken into causing internal damage and resulting in the theft of over £600 after the in-store safe was completely vandalised. A Charity volunteer arrived on the scene around 9.00am the same day to find the back door wide-open, the lock smashed in and money left overnight in the shop safe gone. “It saddens me to think that someone would steal money from a Charity which raises money to help, support and care for those people who need our services in their time
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Get on your bike and push those pedals for MSHC!

With just over two weeks until the Michael Sobell Hospice Charity (MSHC) 40-mile On Your Bike cycle challenge, over 100 cyclists are already gearing up to put their pedal power to the test in support of the Hospice which provides palliative care to local people and their families across Hillingdon, Buckinghamshire and parts of Hertfordshire. The challenge, taking place on Sunday 20th May, will see hardy riders (no doubt in a fair amount of Lycra), setting off from the Northwood-based Hospice based at Mount Vernon Hospital, towards a number of picturesque areas including Denham, The Chalfonts, Chesham, Bovingdon and Chipperfield,
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Volunteer Vacancy – Board of Trustees Treasurer

MICHAEL SOBELL HOSPICE CHARITY NEEDS YOUR EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE TRUSTEE TREASURER (VOLUNTEER) Michael Sobell Hospice Charity based at Mount Vernon Hospital, Northwood, is looking for someone to join the Board of Trustees with a view to taking over the role of Treasurer in due course.  Ideally, this would suit a retired or semi-retired person with an accountancy qualification who has experience in business or running their own business. The Treasurer will monitor the financial matters of the Charity and report to the Board of Trustees at regular intervals about the financial health of the organisation, in line with good practice and
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St Martin’s School IT Manager success at London Marathon

A big well done once again to all our fantastic London Marathon runners – especially in that heat, including Richard James, IT Manager at St Martin’s School, Northwood, who commented: “I believe Michael Sobell Hospice does wonderful work in our community and I wanted to help our school support them in a personal way.” St Martin’s School has chosen the Hospice as its Charity of the Year for 2018. If you would like to donate to Richard’s fundraising page, please click here
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BNI Rickmansworth continue to Donate Don’t Dump!

A big thumbs up to our friends at BNI Rickmansworth, who are continuing to donate unwanted clothing through our Donate Don’t Dump campaign. Our Warehouse van collection service (run by volunteers) enables employees to bring in their donation bags which are picked up and taken away free of charge. If you are a local business and would like to get involved in ‘Donate Don’t Dump’ and in turn help raise vital funds for Michael Sobell Hospice, please contact the Charity team on 020 3826 2367 or email Marketing@michaelsobellhospice.co.uk    
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