Posts by Sam Heggie

Put your egg-hunting skills to the test at the MSH Easter Eggstravaganza Event

With the Easter holidays fast-approaching, you are probably starting to hatch a plan about what to do, but there is no need to crack under pressure as Michael Sobell Hospice Charity’s (MSHC) Easter Eggstravaganza event will offer children the chance to take part in an egg-citing egg hunt through the grounds of Mount Vernon Hospital, Northwood. This egg-ceptional and choc-tastic event will take place on Saturday 8th April, with registration from 10:45am, with the egg-hunt setting off at 11.30am – egg collecting baskets at the ready! For £6.50 per child (a special offer advance booking price in advance of the
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Local boxer packs a punch for Michael Sobell Hospice

Ruislip man Paul Blower will be donning his boxing gloves tonight as part of an IWA boxing event in conjunction with The Knowlesy Academy, Edgware, and hopes to pack a punch for the Northwood-based hospice that cared for his mum (Carol Blower) during her battle with cancer two years ago. Paul, who has undertaken an intensive six-week training programme to get in shape for his big match said: “I wanted to raise money and awareness for Michael Sobell Hospice as a thank you for how the hospice staff and volunteers helped my mum,” explained Paul. “My mum lost her battle
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Loudwater business proves to be a dab-hand with a paintbrush!

While many of us were putting our feet up or making the most of some ‘down time’ over the weekend, husband and wife team Paul and Charlotte Laidman-Garrett of Garrett Decorators donned their overalls and set to work on sprucing up the Day Centre at Northwood-based Michael Sobell Hospice (MSH). The couple, who gave up their time completely free-of-charge, put their decorating talents to the test to take on the one-day ‘makeover’ project. Charlotte explained why they offered to lend a helping hand: “It was an absolute pleasure to help Michael Sobell Hospice. It was a big job, but we got
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ITV The Chase star to make special appearance at MSH 40th anniversary quiz

Popular celebrity quizzer Shaun Wallace aka ‘The Dark Destroyer’ from ITV’s The Chase, will be taking on 17 teams of quiz-goers on Friday (24th February, 7.30pm) night at the Michael Sobell Hospice (MSH) 40th anniversary quiz (NOW SOLD OUT), commenting he is “honoured” to be taking part. Tickets have now completely sold out for this one-night-only event, which will see Mr Wallace hosting the extra special quiz taking place at the Michael Sobell Hospice Lecture Hall, Mount Vernon Hospital, Northwood, (SAT NAV WD3 1PZ). A bidding frenzy is set to take place, as the floor opens for one lucky team
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Waitrose Ruislip shows its support for MSH in 40th anniversary year

Thanks to Waitrose, Ruislip, volunteers from Michael Sobell Hospice Charity (MSHC) will be hosting an in-store fundraising collection and Easter egg donation point on Friday 24th & Saturday 25th February, in celebration of 40 years of providing hospice care to local people. Shoppers will be invited to donate a few pennies to the Northwood-based hospice, which has been providing specialist palliative care for over four decades to patients and their families facing life-limiting illness. As part of the fundraising effort running from 9.00am on both days, customers to the store will be encouraged to donate a chocolate Easter egg to the
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Michael Sobell Hospice launches 40th anniversary campaign with a kiss!

Northwood-based Michael Sobell Hospice will be celebrating 40 years of local hospice care from Tuesday 14th February (Valentine’s Day) with a kiss – and a little help from celebrities including Anthea Turner, Kate Nash and Gloria Hunniford! The ‘My First Kiss’ campaign is being launched at the beginning of February in celebration of the milestone year and to highlight how the hospice has touched the lives of so many families over the past four decades with services such as the Patient & Family Support Service (PAFS). Supporters are being invited to share a few words about their first kiss, or
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Art Exhibition and Silent Auction celebrating 70 years of hospice care

Join us in celebration of 70 years of local hospice care on Friday 10th February! Two local hospices will be coming together to celebrate seventy years of hospice care in the local community with an Art Exhibition and Auction, to be held at Moor Park Golf Club on Friday 10th February, 10.00am to 7.00pm. Michael Sobell Hospice, Northwood, which opened its doors on February 14th (Valentine’s Day), 1977, will be celebrating its 40th anniversary year, and St Luke’s Hospice, Kenton, which opened in July 1987 will be celebrating its 30th anniversary. The exhibition to be held in The Orangery at
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