MSH Charity to host listening and engagement events

By Sam Heggie | 12 July, 2018

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!

By Sam Heggie | 11 July, 2018

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

By Sam Heggie | 26 June, 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

By Sam Heggie | 19 June, 2018

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

By Sam Heggie | 12 June, 2018

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

By Sam Heggie | 6 June, 2018

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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