MSHC to spearhead fundraising activities with new income generation role

By Sam Heggie | 7 March, 2019

With yesterday’s announcement of the reopening of the Michael Sobell Hospice InPatient Unit on the existing Mount Vernon Hospital site in the coming months, Michael Sobell Hospice Charity (MSHC) is now seeking to spearhead a robust fundraising campaign to help secure the money needed to redevelop and refurbish the Hospice by recruiting a new income generation lead. A candidate for this brand-new position is now being sought with the recent departure of MSHC Chief Executive, Judi Byrne, who moved on to pastures new earlier this month. The Head of Income Generation role will involve taking the lead on all fundraising

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Michael Sobell Hospice inpatient unit set to reopen

By Sam Heggie | 6 March, 2019

Councillor John Riley, who chaired the Hillingdon External Services Select Committee’s public council meeting on 28th February, commented that the Michael Sobell Hospice Charity (MSHC) was at last able to tell its supporters it will be ‘business as usual’ with the inpatient unit set to reopen on the existing Mount Vernon Hospital site in the very near future. With the Hillingdon Clinical Commissioning Group announcing they are recommissioning end of life care in the Hillingdon borough, the new, improved service, will involve reopening the Northwood-based Hospice inpatient unit as soon as essential refurbishment work can be undertaken and completed. The

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Giants Group of London donate £2,825 to MSHC

By Sam Heggie | 6 March, 2019

A big thank you to the Giants Group of London who kindly presented a cheque for £2,825 to MSHC Trustee Satish Kanibar in London last month. The money was raised at a Mehfil evening held at the Charity offices in November last year. President Kirti Bhatia commented that Michael Sobell Hospice Charity remains very close to their hearts and for this reason they have continued to support us over the years. What an incredible donation! Thank you so much for your fantastic support!

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Praise for our amazing book stall volunteer team!

By Sam Heggie | 31 January, 2019

It’s a big thumbs up to our fantastic Book Stall volunteers who raised a whopping £18,000 last year – WOW, braving all kinds of weather at the weekly Amersham and Chesham market. Commenting on this fantastic team effort, Rosalind Williams, Chair of MSHC Trustees, said: “This is simply fantastic! Thank you to the entire team for all you have done throughout the year and for all your hard work, time, effort and support, it is truly appreciated.” If you want to grab a book bargain in support of Michael Sobell Hospice Charity, find out where and when here    

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Information for supporters

By Sam Heggie | 20 December, 2018

There has been a number of events and other factors that make it appropriate to provide an update following the temporary closure of the inpatient unit. The many stakeholders that are involved inevitably complicate the position. The hospice service is commissioned and paid for by the Hillingdon Commissioning Group. The Hospice Charity provides supplementary financial and other support but does not directly supply any services. These are provided by East and North Herts Hospital Trust but in a building that is leased from the Hillingdon Hospital Trust. The latter is responsible for any repairs but not for any major project.

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Michael Sobell Hospice Charity aims to put patients firmly at the heart of future plans for local palliative care services

By Freemen Tang | 14 December, 2018

After a successful public council meeting held on Tuesday evening at the Uxbridge Civic Centre, Michael Sobell Hospice Charity (MSHC) Board of Trustees, explained how there is “light at the end of the tunnel” as the Charity board and fundraising team reveals a clear and shared vision to pull together to help ensure local people and their families are at the forefront of any future plans for the provision and funding of palliative and end of life care services in the year ahead. Local councillors, Hillingdon Community Care Group and the Charity were united in their desire to see a

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