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Hospice volunteer gardeners win London Gardens Society awards!

A 12-strong team of volunteer gardeners, who look after the Michael Sobell Hospice (MSH) gardens, located on the Mount Vernon Hospital site, Northwood, will be collecting two silver gongs as part of the London Gardens Society Hospice Garden Competition next month – a nod to their blooming marvellous work in maintaining the grounds throughout the year, come rain or shine. The special awards ceremony, which honours those who give up their time and dedication to maintain hospice gardens across London, will take place at the Old Library, The Guildhall, on Thursday 4th October at 7.00pm. Commenting on the awards, Diana
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St Martin’s School donate £6,000 to MSH Charity!

THANK YOU to everyone at St Martin’s School, Northwood, who have supported a mammoth fundraising effort for Michael Sobell Hospice Charity this year, with events including, design a t-shirt, Superhero day and a sponsored fun run. A cheque for £6,000 was presented to a “delighted” Ophelia Chambers-Henry, MSHC Community & Events Manager, last week. From everyone at MSH Charity, thank you so much to all the boys, parents and staff for their fantastic support and contributions. You are a SUPER team! Michael Sobell Hospice Charity has helped to raise millions of pounds since 1977 to give thousands of terminally ill
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Book your place for Michael Sobell Hospice Historic Sponsored Walk

Michael Sobell Hospice Charity (MSHC) is calling on the local community to get behind its forthcoming Historic Sponsored Walk, taking place on Sunday 7th October, 9.30am, in the run-up to National Hospice Care Week, to help raise funds to support its day hospice service, which provides an invaluable and local service for patients, carers and families. The 7-mile walking challenge through the picturesque surroundings of North West London and Grand Union Canal, is open to everyone, no matter your age, level of fitness or ability. Commenting on the walk, MSHC Events Manager, Ophelia Chambers-Henry, said: “We’re appealing to all our
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Hospice services in Hillingdon: A message from our Chief Executive

We are fighting to protect inpatient and day services in a rebuilt, renovated or relocated Michael Sobell Hospice in the north of Hillingdon. And today (7th September 2018) we have written to our registered supporters and volunteers setting out our goals and asking for their backing. It follows the NHS relocating the 10-bed in-patient unit in June 2018, from the existing Michael Sobell Hospice building to the main Mount Vernon Hospital block. This was originally a temporary move in response to “significant concerns” raised by the Care Quality Commission about the existing facilities [Click here for link to CQC report
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Local fundraiser to Brave the Shave for MSH Charity!

Show your support for Alexey Makarov, a volunteer fundraiser, who will be ‘braving the shave’ for Michael Sobell Hospice Charity on Sunday 15th July, World Cup Final day! Read more about his fundraising efforts (in his own words) below: “The tradition of betting my hair goes back to my childhood. Before I could be registered for my first year of school, they told us in no uncertain terms, “the boy needs a haircut”. And this golden-locked little Alexey refused point-blank to lose his hair. That’s when my granddad, owner of the most luxurious grey mane, made it a challenge: whichever
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Help us to Fundraise for the Future

As you may be aware there has recently been an announcement by the East & North Herts NHS Trust, in partnership with Michael Sobell Hospice Charity, that the existing Hospice building is unsafe and no longer fit for purpose. We will therefore see the temporary relocation of the inpatient unit (IPU) as an interim measure into two wards on the Mount Vernon Cancer Centre unit located on the main hospital site by the end of June 2018. The Charity will continue to fully fund the Hospice Day Centre (which is a newer part of the Hospice building) on the existing
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Team ‘The Roses’ to walk through night in memory of friend

A team of five ladies and three dogs will be pounding 10 miles through the streets of Northwood and the surrounding areas on Friday 15th June for the Michael Sobell Hospice Charity (MSHC) Ladies in the Night Walk. Sheila Hackett, a Ward Clerk at Michael Sobell Hospice (MSH), who lives in Rickmansworth, and her team called ‘The Roses’, are walking in memory of their friend Trina’s late husband Alan Rose, who was cared for at MSH last year. Sheila said: “The care and support that MSH gave to Alan and Trina was far beyond what they expected, such as all
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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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