Posts by Sam Heggie

Watford Carpenders Park Garden Centre come up smelling of roses!

Thumbs up to the team at Watford-based Carpenders Park Garden Centre who have kindly donated a clematis, a honeysuckle, bird feeders & 12 pairs of gardening gloves to Michael Sobell Hospice (MSH), in support of its volunteer gardeners, who help maintain the Hospice gardens all-year round. Commenting on the donation, MSH Community Development Fundraiser, Vanessa Howden-Smith, said: “We are hugely grateful for this wonderful donation from Carpenders Park Garden Centre. Our patients and families always comment on how lovely our garden area is and this is thanks to our fantastic and dedicated team of volunteers who work tirelessly throughout the
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A pre-Christmas DOUBLE WHAMMY with our Santa Dash & Festive Gift Fayre!

Santa dashers of all ages and abilities are being encouraged to don festive gear on Saturday 9th December, and take to the streets of Northwood in a bid to bring some festive cheer and a lot of HO HO HO, while raising vital funds for Michael Sobell Hospice, which needs over £1.6 million pounds of funding each year! To sign up for the Santa Dash, simply pop in to any Michael Sobell Hospice Charity shop and pick up a registration form or sign up online by clicking here. Entry costs £10pp to include a Santa suit for adults and fun
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Thumbs up to The Holywell Group for TEE-rific golf day fundraiser!

A very big thank you and thumbs up to fundraiser Adam Cox of the Holywell Group and friends, who have so far helped to raise a whopping £4,000 from their first ever golf day at Aldenham Golf Club – with donations and sponsorship money still coming in! The Holywell Group chose to support Michael Sobell Hospice as members of the team had experienced first hand the care and support provided at MSH, saying it had been “excellent”. Thank you so much to you all for supporting MSH in its 40th anniversary year – simply TEE-rific! If would like to make
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Team Lindt UK volunteer for a spot of painting for Hospice Charity!

A 24-strong team from Lindt UK, based in Bedfont Lakes, Feltham, volunteered a day out of the office to grab some rollers and tins of paint, to take on a special ‘makeover’ challenge at the Michael Sobell Hospice Charity office in Northwood on Friday 13th October – unlucky for some, but not for us! Re-decoration started early, and the team not only gave up their time in support of the Charity, which funds over £1.6 million pounds each year towards specialist palliative care for families across Hillingdon, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire, but also kindly funded the paint – and all the
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St Martin’s School, Northwood choose MSH as Charity of the Year!

Staff and pupils at St Martin’s School in Northwood have selected Michael Sobell Hospice (MSH) as their Charity of the Year for 2017/2018. Every year the prep school selects a charity to support throughout the school academic year to raise money and awareness. This year the Hospice which is based at Mount Vernon Cancer Centre has been chosen by the school. The school’s Charity Committee, which is made up of Year 7 and 8 pupils, will be getting their heads together in the coming weeks to come up with a programme of fundraising activities to put on throughout the year
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Hand-painted guitar donated by singer Kate Nash goes up for auction

If you are a fan of singer/songwriter and Netflix star Kate Nash, you might be interested in bidding for a classical guitar, previously owned and hand-painted by the singer, now up for auction on eBay to help raise funds for Michael Sobell Hospice, a cause very close to her heart. Kate, who recently supported the Hospice through the sale of selected merchandise while on her Made of Bricks tour, raising over £1,700 for the Hospice based in Northwood, is hoping to add extra pennies to the donation with the sale of this guitar. The guitar comes with a signed letter
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*Christmas Card 2017 Orders*

Please note our Christmas Cards for 2017 are being delivered w/c Monday 2nd October, so we will be fulfilling any orders after this time. Thank you for supporting Michael Sobell Hospice in our 40th anniversary year.
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*Help us raise pennies at Marks & Spencer, Rickmansworth*

*Volunteer Appeal* The run-up to Christmas (yes, the countdown is well and truly on!) is a very busy time for the charity fundraising office. That’s why, we need your help! We’re looking for volunteer helpers to lend a hand at our upcoming Marks & Spencer, Rickmansworth, in-store bucket collection on Saturday 11th November, 10am-5pm – a wonderful opportunity to help raise vital pennies for the Hospice in its 40th year. If you or someone you know, is able to help by manning an hour or maybe even two, and why not make it more fun by bringing a friend or
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Put your best foot forward for MSH anniversary walk

Put your best foot forward – is the message from Michael Sobell Hospice Charity (MHSC) as it unveils a special Anniversary Walk (previously the annual sponsored walk), taking place on Sunday 8th October, in celebration of 40 years of providing care and support to families affected by life-limiting illnesses across Hillingdon, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire. A 12-mile walking route option, for those hardened walkers among you is available to choose as your challenge, with a three-mile Sunday stroll on offer for those who prefer a more leisurely amble in the morning. Both routes will see participants setting off at 9.00am from
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