Dying Matters Awareness Week events at MSH

By Sam Heggie | 24 April, 2018

Michael Sobell Hospice (MSH) is holding a number of events during Dying Matters Awareness Week (14th-20th May). These events form part of a national campaign which has been organised by the Dying Matters Coalition to encourage people to talk openly about dying, death and bereavement. Throughout the week, events and activities are being held up and down the country to raise awareness about end of life issues. The first event at the Hospice is on Monday 14th May, 2.00pm-3.30pm at the Hospice Day Therapy Centre based on the Mount Vernon Hospital Site in Northwood. This event is also open to

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Want to continue to hear from Michael Sobell Hospice – all it takes is a TICK!

By Sam Heggie | 18 April, 2018

From Friday 25th May the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect. As of this date, if you’ve not given your consent preferences regarding how you would like to be contacted by MSH, you’ll no longer hear from us. We’d love to stay in touch with you and to keep you updated of our work – all it takes is a tick! Click here to keep in touch with Michael Sobell Hospice.   

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Grab your gardening goodies at our annual Plant Sale

By Sam Heggie | 17 April, 2018

The annual Michael Sobell Hospice (MSH) plant sale returns on Saturday 12th May, 10.00am-12.30pm, and has once again been organised by the Hospice’s award-winning, green-fingered volunteer team, who regularly donate their time, talent and love of all-things gardening to help maintain the grounds of the Northwood-based Hospice – come rain or shine. An array of bedding plants, flowers, herbs, bird food, vegetables and homemade preserves will be available to buy on the day for gardening enthusiasts, as well as, top tips from plant savvy gardeners ‘in-the-know’. “We are appealing for any gardening donations for our forthcoming plant sale,” explained Michael

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Second time lucky wins the jackpot!

By Sam Heggie | 28 March, 2018

A local member of The Hospice Lottery, Mrs M from Aylesbury, could not believe her luck on Friday 23rd March when she received a call to say that despite this only being her second week in the lottery draw she had won the £10,000 Rollover prize. Along with the weekly guaranteed prizes of £1,000, £100 x 3, £20 x 30 and £10 x 80, the bonus Rollover prize, which had been rolling for the last 49 weeks and collecting £200 each time it rolled, had reached a grand total of £10,000. An initially speechless, and incredibly delighted Mrs M from

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MSH reaps rewards of Black Horse Pub Fundraiser in memory of Carol Shipp

By Sam Heggie | 20 March, 2018

A whopping £7,600 was raised at a CannonBall Run-themed fundraising event in January, held at the Black Horse pub, Fulmer, in memory of Carol Shipp who passed away at Michael Sobell Hospice in December last year. The fun rally saw cars rev off from outside the pub to undertake a 70-mile round trip, ending up back to base for a spectacular auction and raffle with prizes including Arsenal FC match tickets, memorabilia signed by Sir Roger Moore, a suite at The Dorchester Hotel plus dinner and an overnight stay at The Crazy Bear! The event, organised by Carol’s daughter, Natalie

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Rickmansworth Mum battling cancer teams up with daughter for MSH fundraiser

By Sam Heggie | 8 March, 2018

Mum of two Julia Bell from Rickmansworth, who was diagnosed with secondary breast cancer in July 2016, is gearing her fundraising efforts over the next month towards helping to support her daughter (Ciara Bell) in hosting a Charity Race Car fundraiser in aid of Michael Sobell Hospice (MSH), which has helped Julia and her whole family come to terms with her diagnosis. “In 2016 I was diagnosed with secondary breast cancer and by September was in a wheelchair and sporting a rather attractive neck brace for fear of vertebrae damage and fractures to my femur,” explains Julia. “I couldn’t walk

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