Local theatre company celebrates 20 years of performing by supporting Michael Sobell Hospice

By Laura Kaye | 21 February, 2017

The Pastiche Musical Theatre company, based in Hillingdon is celebrating twenty years of performances at the end of March with a production of Jerry Herman and Michael Stewart’s hit musical Hello, Dolly! just as a major revival (starring Bette Midler in the title role) opens on Broadway. The show will be performed at The Compass Theatre in Ickenham from 29 March – 1 April. Hello, Dolly! is the story of Mrs. Dolly Levi’s efforts to marry Horace Vandergelder, the well-known half-a-millionaire, and send his money circulating among the people like rainwater the way her late husband, Ephraim Levi, taught her.

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ITV The Chase star to make special appearance at MSH 40th anniversary quiz

By Sam Heggie | 21 February, 2017

Popular celebrity quizzer Shaun Wallace aka ‘The Dark Destroyer’ from ITV’s The Chase, will be taking on 17 teams of quiz-goers on Friday (24th February, 7.30pm) night at the Michael Sobell Hospice (MSH) 40th anniversary quiz (NOW SOLD OUT), commenting he is “honoured” to be taking part. Tickets have now completely sold out for this one-night-only event, which will see Mr Wallace hosting the extra special quiz taking place at the Michael Sobell Hospice Lecture Hall, Mount Vernon Hospital, Northwood, (SAT NAV WD3 1PZ). A bidding frenzy is set to take place, as the floor opens for one lucky team

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Waitrose Ruislip shows its support for MSH in 40th anniversary year

By Sam Heggie | 21 February, 2017

Thanks to Waitrose, Ruislip, volunteers from Michael Sobell Hospice Charity (MSHC) will be hosting an in-store fundraising collection and Easter egg donation point on Friday 24th & Saturday 25th February, in celebration of 40 years of providing hospice care to local people. Shoppers will be invited to donate a few pennies to the Northwood-based hospice, which has been providing specialist palliative care for over four decades to patients and their families facing life-limiting illness. As part of the fundraising effort running from 9.00am on both days, customers to the store will be encouraged to donate a chocolate Easter egg to the

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Anthea Turner blows a kiss

Michael Sobell Hospice launches 40th anniversary campaign with a kiss!

By Sam Heggie | 1 February, 2017

Northwood-based Michael Sobell Hospice will be celebrating 40 years of local hospice care from Tuesday 14th February (Valentine’s Day) with a kiss – and a little help from celebrities including Anthea Turner, Kate Nash and Gloria Hunniford! The ‘My First Kiss’ campaign is being launched at the beginning of February in celebration of the milestone year and to highlight how the hospice has touched the lives of so many families over the past four decades with services such as the Patient & Family Support Service (PAFS). Supporters are being invited to share a few words about their first kiss, or

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Art Exhibition and Silent Auction celebrating 70 years of hospice care

By Sam Heggie | 11 January, 2017

Join us in celebration of 70 years of local hospice care on Friday 10th February! Two local hospices will be coming together to celebrate seventy years of hospice care in the local community with an Art Exhibition and Auction, to be held at Moor Park Golf Club on Friday 10th February, 10.00am to 7.00pm. Michael Sobell Hospice, Northwood, which opened its doors on February 14th (Valentine’s Day), 1977, will be celebrating its 40th anniversary year, and St Luke’s Hospice, Kenton, which opened in July 1987 will be celebrating its 30th anniversary. The exhibition to be held in The Orangery at

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Denham based PHD Access Solutions gets in the Santa Dash spirit!

By Freemen Tang | 22 November, 2016

A team from PHD Modular Access Services Ltd in Denham are donning their Santa suits and running one mile to support Michael Sobell Hospice at its forthcoming festive Santa Dash fun run, taking place on Saturday 3rd December in Northwood. The company has chosen the Mount Vernon Hospital-based hospice as its ‘Charity of the Year’, so along with getting in the Christmas spirit by taking on the challenge, the South Bucks-based business will be giving its support to the local cause throughout 2017. Fundraising activities have included selling seasonal toys in the reception area to staff and visitors, as well

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