Team ‘The Roses’ to walk through night in memory of friend

By Sam Heggie | 6 June, 2018

A team of five ladies and three dogs will be pounding 10 miles through the streets of Northwood and the surrounding areas on Friday 15th June for the Michael Sobell Hospice Charity (MSHC) Ladies in the Night Walk. Sheila Hackett, a Ward Clerk at Michael Sobell Hospice (MSH), who lives in Rickmansworth, and her team called ‘The Roses’, are walking in memory of their friend Trina’s late husband Alan Rose, who was cared for at MSH last year. Sheila said: “The care and support that MSH gave to Alan and Trina was far beyond what they expected, such as all

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West Herts College students unveil ‘fly on the wall’ film

By Sam Heggie | 22 May, 2018

A group of students from the Media Production TV & Film course at West Herts College in Watford, have just produced a fly-on-the-wall fundraising film for the Michael Sobell Hospice Charity based at Mount Vernon Hospital in Northwood. The young filmmakers volunteered their time for the Charity over the course of two days, which they spent interviewing staff, volunteers, patients and their family members to gain a ‘first hand’ insight into the work of the Hospice which cares for local people with life-limiting illnesses. The film will be used as a vital fundraising tool by the Charity which needs to

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Michael Sobell Hospice Eastcote Charity Shop Burgled

By Sam Heggie | 9 May, 2018

In the early hours of Friday morning, Michael Sobell Hospice (MSH) charity shop on Field End Road, Eastcote was broken into causing internal damage and resulting in the theft of over £600 after the in-store safe was completely vandalised. A Charity volunteer arrived on the scene around 9.00am the same day to find the back door wide-open, the lock smashed in and money left overnight in the shop safe gone. “It saddens me to think that someone would steal money from a Charity which raises money to help, support and care for those people who need our services in their time

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Get on your bike and push those pedals for MSHC!

By Sam Heggie | 2 May, 2018

With just over two weeks until the Michael Sobell Hospice Charity (MSHC) 40-mile On Your Bike cycle challenge, over 100 cyclists are already gearing up to put their pedal power to the test in support of the Hospice which provides palliative care to local people and their families across Hillingdon, Buckinghamshire and parts of Hertfordshire. The challenge, taking place on Sunday 20th May, will see hardy riders (no doubt in a fair amount of Lycra), setting off from the Northwood-based Hospice based at Mount Vernon Hospital, towards a number of picturesque areas including Denham, The Chalfonts, Chesham, Bovingdon and Chipperfield,

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Volunteer Vacancy – Board of Trustees Treasurer

By Sam Heggie | 1 May, 2018

MICHAEL SOBELL HOSPICE CHARITY NEEDS YOUR EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE TRUSTEE TREASURER (VOLUNTEER) Michael Sobell Hospice Charity based at Mount Vernon Hospital, Northwood, is looking for someone to join the Board of Trustees with a view to taking over the role of Treasurer in due course.  Ideally, this would suit a retired or semi-retired person with an accountancy qualification who has experience in business or running their own business. The Treasurer will monitor the financial matters of the Charity and report to the Board of Trustees at regular intervals about the financial health of the organisation, in line with good practice and

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St Martin’s School IT Manager success at London Marathon

By Sam Heggie | 1 May, 2018

A big well done once again to all our fantastic London Marathon runners – especially in that heat, including Richard James, IT Manager at St Martin’s School, Northwood, who commented: “I believe Michael Sobell Hospice does wonderful work in our community and I wanted to help our school support them in a personal way.” St Martin’s School has chosen the Hospice as its Charity of the Year for 2018. If you would like to donate to Richard’s fundraising page, please click here

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