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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Burst water pipe forces MSH Ruislip Charity shop to close for refurbishment

By Sam Heggie | 7 March, 2018

A burst water pipe in an upstairs flat above the Michael Sobell Hospice Charity (MSHC) shop on Ruislip High Street, has forced it to close until refurbishment work can be undertaken. It is likely the shop will be closed for several weeks before it can re-open. Commenting on the situation, spokesperson for MSHC, Victoria Mansell, said: “It is with regret our Ruislip shop is now closed for the foreseeable future, but we have to think about our customers, staff and volunteers health and safety at all times. Water has caused considerable damage to some of our stock and to the

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Ruislip Round Table Santa Sleigh raised £5k!

By Sam Heggie | 28 February, 2018

A big thumbs up to our friends and long term supporters at the Ruislip Round Table 124. who recently visited the Hospice to present a cheque for a wonderful £5,000! Money raised from December’s Christmas Santa Sleigh fundraiser. Staff Nurse Elayne Todd was also on hand to say thank you and accept the kind donation. Ruislip Round Table Chairman Alex Richiardi said: “We are supporting Michael Sobell Hospice Charity because you do a fantastic job and we always like to raise funds for local charities.” We look forward to seeing you again soon and already have our December date booked in on

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Hospice gets smart thanks to Haven Funeral Services

By Sam Heggie | 13 February, 2018

Local funeral company Haven Funeral Services of Northwood Hills has donated a brand new 49 inch Smart HD TV to Michael Sobell Hospice at Mount Vernon Hospital, Northwood. The TV is for the family room at the Hospice where patients and their families can spend precious time together, and family members can spend the night to be with their loved ones. Steve Thomas, Area Development Manager at Haven Funeral Services, won the TV at a work conference recently and decided to donate it to a good cause.  He said: “We are delighted to support such a worthy local charity and

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