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Our deepest condolences on the passing of Richard Laycock

By Sam Heggie | 28 April, 2021

We would like to send our deepest condolences on the passing of Richard Laycock, the husband of Dr Elaine Laycock, who previously worked for the Hospice for 38 years, and continues to be an active supporter and advocate of local hospice care and our work. Our thoughts are with Dr Elaine Laycock, her family and friends, at this very difficult…

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Fundraiser for football fan battling terminal cancer raises over £9,000!

By Sam Heggie | 26 April, 2021

A fundraiser for 53-year-old Martin Deacon (originally from Pinner), a lifelong Queens Park Rangers (QPR) FC and darts fan, who was diagnosed with terminal gallbladder cancer in September 2020, has already raised over £9,000 for Michael Sobell Hospice. Ruislip-based Martin, now an inpatient, has been visiting the unit a couple of days a week since he was diagnosed for respite…

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Hospice Lottery Ambassadors back out and about in the community

By Sam Heggie | 14 April, 2021

After a challenging start to the year, Hospice Lottery Sales Manager Alistair Kerr, and his team, are finally out and about in the local community, raising awareness and talking to people about how they can support local hospice care through our weekly lottery. Click here to meet the team  

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A UK first for reopening of local charity shops

By Sam Heggie | 6 April, 2021

Age UK Hillingdon, Harrow and Brent, Harlington Hospice and Michael Sobell Hospice charity shops are delighted to be reopening their doors on Monday 12th April with the charities joining together to manage their 11 retail shops through a three-way partnership, believed to be the first of its kind in the UK.  “During the UK lockdowns our charities have been very…

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Bloomin marvellous gardening goodies on offer at annual Plant Sale!

By Sam Heggie | 3 April, 2021

The annual Plant Sale returns on Saturday 22nd May, 10.00am – Midday, and is not to be missed if you’re a gardening enthusiast! Pop along on the day and fill your gardening boots with a variety of bedding plants, flowers, bulbs and much more. The event is FREE to enter, with parking available on site.  SAT NAV USERS: WD3 1PZ…

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Read our latest newsletter!

By Sam Heggie | 12 February, 2021

Take a look at the latest newsletter from Michael Sobell Hospice, with a Hospice update, a welcome to the new Head of Charity, as well as all our fundraising news, what’s not to love! Click here to read the Michael Sobell Hospice Spring newsletter now 

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