Posts by Sam Heggie

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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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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MSH reaps rewards of Black Horse Pub Fundraiser in memory of Carol Shipp

A whopping £7,600 was raised at a CannonBall Run-themed fundraising event in January, held at the Black Horse pub, Fulmer, in memory of Carol Shipp who passed away at Michael Sobell Hospice in December last year. The fun rally saw cars rev off from outside the pub to undertake a 70-mile round trip, ending up back to base for a spectacular auction and raffle with prizes including Arsenal FC match tickets, memorabilia signed by Sir Roger Moore, a suite at The Dorchester Hotel plus dinner and an overnight stay at The Crazy Bear! The event, organised by Carol’s daughter, Natalie
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Rickmansworth Mum battling cancer teams up with daughter for MSH fundraiser

Mum of two Julia Bell from Rickmansworth, who was diagnosed with secondary breast cancer in July 2016, is gearing her fundraising efforts over the next month towards helping to support her daughter (Ciara Bell) in hosting a Charity Race Car fundraiser in aid of Michael Sobell Hospice (MSH), which has helped Julia and her whole family come to terms with her diagnosis. “In 2016 I was diagnosed with secondary breast cancer and by September was in a wheelchair and sporting a rather attractive neck brace for fear of vertebrae damage and fractures to my femur,” explains Julia. “I couldn’t walk
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Burst water pipe forces MSH Ruislip Charity shop to close for refurbishment

A burst water pipe in an upstairs flat above the Michael Sobell Hospice Charity (MSHC) shop on Ruislip High Street, has forced it to close until refurbishment work can be undertaken. It is likely the shop will be closed for several weeks before it can re-open. Commenting on the situation, spokesperson for MSHC, Victoria Mansell, said: “It is with regret our Ruislip shop is now closed for the foreseeable future, but we have to think about our customers, staff and volunteers health and safety at all times. Water has caused considerable damage to some of our stock and to the
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Ruislip Round Table Santa Sleigh raised £5k!

A big thumbs up to our friends and long term supporters at the Ruislip Round Table 124. who recently visited the Hospice to present a cheque for a wonderful £5,000! Money raised from December’s Christmas Santa Sleigh fundraiser. Staff Nurse Elayne Todd was also on hand to say thank you and accept the kind donation. Ruislip Round Table Chairman Alex Richiardi said: “We are supporting Michael Sobell Hospice Charity because you do a fantastic job and we always like to raise funds for local charities.” We look forward to seeing you again soon and already have our December date booked in on
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Hospice gets smart thanks to Haven Funeral Services

Local funeral company Haven Funeral Services of Northwood Hills has donated a brand new 49 inch Smart HD TV to Michael Sobell Hospice at Mount Vernon Hospital, Northwood. The TV is for the family room at the Hospice where patients and their families can spend precious time together, and family members can spend the night to be with their loved ones. Steve Thomas, Area Development Manager at Haven Funeral Services, won the TV at a work conference recently and decided to donate it to a good cause.  He said: “We are delighted to support such a worthy local charity and
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Ruislip Belles and Beaux – bell ringing winners!

BELL BELL BELL, what do we have here?! A very big thank you to the wonderful Ruislip Belles and Beaux that’s what, who made a visit to our Day Therapy Unit on Friday for a special bell ringing performance for patients. The group are fantastic supporters of the Hospice, and this year have raised an incredible £3,200! On behalf of everyone involved with Michael Sobell Hospice, thank you so much for your wonderful support.    
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