Posts by Sam Heggie

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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Marlow man to walk 150 miles and climb 3000 metres for MSH in memory of brother-in-law

Local man Mark Parsons from Marlow is taking on an epic walking and climbing challenge whilst raising money for Michael Sobell Hospice, in memory of his brother-in-law Brian Thatcher, who passed away at the Hospice. Mark will be walking from Marlow Bridge at 8.00am on Thursday 24th May to the source of the Thames, and will then scale the Three Peaks of Snowdon, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis, before returning to Marlow one week later!  In total, Mark will be walking around 150 miles and climbing over 3,000 metres. Mark explains why he is supporting the Hospice: “Dignity and care
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Get on your bike and push those pedals for MSH!

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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Dying Matters Awareness Week events at MSH

Michael Sobell Hospice (MSH) is holding a number of events during Dying Matters Awareness Week (14th-20th May). These events form part of a national campaign which has been organised by the Dying Matters Coalition to encourage people to talk openly about dying, death and bereavement. Throughout the week, events and activities are being held up and down the country to raise awareness about end of life issues. The first event at the Hospice is on Monday 14th May, 2.00pm-3.30pm at the Hospice Day Therapy Centre based on the Mount Vernon Hospital Site in Northwood. This event is also open to
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Want to continue to hear from Michael Sobell Hospice – all it takes is a TICK!

From Friday 25th May the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect. As of this date, if you’ve not given your consent preferences regarding how you would like to be contacted by MSH, you’ll no longer hear from us. We’d love to stay in touch with you and to keep you updated of our work – all it takes is a tick! Click here to keep in touch with Michael Sobell Hospice.   
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Grab your gardening goodies at our annual Plant Sale

The annual Michael Sobell Hospice (MSH) plant sale returns on Saturday 12th May, 10.00am-12.30pm, and has once again been organised by the Hospice’s award-winning, green-fingered volunteer team, who regularly donate their time, talent and love of all-things gardening to help maintain the grounds of the Northwood-based Hospice – come rain or shine. An array of bedding plants, flowers, herbs, bird food, vegetables and homemade preserves will be available to buy on the day for gardening enthusiasts, as well as, top tips from plant savvy gardeners ‘in-the-know’. “We are appealing for any gardening donations for our forthcoming plant sale,” explained Michael
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Second time lucky wins the jackpot!

A local member of The Hospice Lottery, Mrs M from Aylesbury, could not believe her luck on Friday 23rd March when she received a call to say that despite this only being her second week in the lottery draw she had won the £10,000 Rollover prize. Along with the weekly guaranteed prizes of £1,000, £100 x 3, £20 x 30 and £10 x 80, the bonus Rollover prize, which had been rolling for the last 49 weeks and collecting £200 each time it rolled, had reached a grand total of £10,000. An initially speechless, and incredibly delighted Mrs M from
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