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MSH Charity to host listening and engagement events

The Michael Sobell Hospice Charity (MSHC) Board of Trustees has announced plans to host listening and engagement events for supporters, volunteers, staff and the wider community, as part of a review and consultation process to formulate a future model of palliative and end of life care. “Following a review by East and North Herts NHS Trust, and in discussion with the MSHC Board of Trustees, the difficult decision was made to relocate the in-patient service of Michael Sobell Hospice to the main hospital block,” explained Rosalind Williams, Chair of The Board of Trustees. “This decision was made in the best
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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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Important News: Charity Update June 26th 2018

On behalf of Michael Sobell Hospice Charity (MSHC), we would like to thank our loyal and dedicated supporters for their continued support and commitment to the Charity, in what is undoubtedly a difficult time for all concerned with the work of the Charity. At MSHC, we are committed to supporting quality palliative and end of life care for our Day Hospice patients, and those who are now being cared for in the main hospital. The Charity continues to fund this care as we have always done. The Board of Trustees are taking into account the many views, comments and opinions
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Hundreds of walkers take on Ladies in the Night Walk

IMAGES CREDIT HUGH HARKNESS THANK YOU – is the message from Michael Sobell Hospice Charity (MSHC), which saw over 600 walkers taking on the annual Ladies in the Night walking challenge, on Friday night – an event which first began in 2010. Walkers of all ages and abilities (including a number of four-legged friends) donning bright orange t-shirts and bunny ears took to the streets of Northwood, Eastcote and Ruislip for either a 5.5 or 10-mile walk, in a bid to raise funds for MSHC. This year’s event will see all money raised supporting the Hospice Day Centre, based on
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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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Press Statement on behalf of Michael Sobell Hospice Charity

For the last forty years, Michael Sobell Hospice (MSH) has been a vital supporter of end of life and palliative care services from its site at Mount Vernon Hospital, Northwood. Many hundreds of patients have passed through its inpatient and day care services and the feedback from patients, their families and carers, has shown that Michael Sobell Hospice Charity (MSHC) has played a huge part in enabling these services to continue in our community. The inpatient part of the building has now sadly reached the end of its useful life as major structural problems have emerged. In partnership with the
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Sandy Lodge Golf Day for MSH a £30k success!

A TEE-rific £30,000 was raised in aid of Michael Sobell Hospice (MSH) at this year’s annual golf day at Sandy Lodge Golf Club, which took place on Thursday 10th May in glorious sunshine! The event saw 25 teams of specially invited golfers, take part in the Open qualifying course, followed by dinner, a raffle and an auction in the evening. The winning team on the day was ‘4 Young Guns’, who were presented with their trophy by Michael Sobell Hospice Charity (MSHC) and golf club representatives. MSHC CEO, Judi Byrne, gave a speech on the night thanking golf club members
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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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