Ruislip charity shop break in

By Sam Heggie | 17 October, 2018

We’re very sad to report that our Ruislip charity shop was broken into on the evening of Tuesday (16th) causing internal and external damage and the theft of a number of items including the contents of the shop safe. The shop is now closed until further notice so we can assess the damage (and cost) and make arrangements for a new front door to be fitted along with other requirements. If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact the charity team on 020 3826 2367. Thank you for your support at this time.

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Hospice volunteer gardeners win London Gardens Society awards!

By Sam Heggie | 23 September, 2018

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!

By Sam Heggie | 22 September, 2018

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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Hospice services in Hillingdon: A message from our Chief Executive

By Sam Heggie | 7 September, 2018

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!

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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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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