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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Ruislip Belles and Beaux – bell ringing winners!

By Sam Heggie | 12 February, 2018

BELL BELL BELL, what do we have here?! A very big thank you to the wonderful Ruislip Belles and Beaux that’s what, who made a visit to our Day Therapy Unit on Friday for a special bell ringing performance for patients. The group are fantastic supporters of the Hospice, and this year have raised an incredible £3,200! On behalf of everyone involved with Michael Sobell Hospice, thank you so much for your wonderful support.    

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BNI Rickmansworth launch Donate Don’t Dump campaign

By Sam Heggie | 6 February, 2018

DONATE DON’T DUMP – is the message from Michael Sobell Hospice Charity (MSHC) as it launches a new campaign with BNI in Rickmansworth, to encourage people to donate their unwanted clothing, bric a brac, household goods and gifts, to help make a difference to those receiving specialist palliative care across Hillingdon, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire. The campaign recently launched by MSHC Head of Income Generation, Caroline Caisley, in partnership with representatives of BNI, based on Church Street, invites employees along with the general public to have a wardrobe clear-out, fill up a bag or two with unwanted donations and simply bring

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Delighted Hospice Lottery Superdraw winner heading to the sunshine!

By Sam Heggie | 31 January, 2018

Wednesday 17 January 2018 was a very lucky day for Superdraw supporter Mrs D from Maidenhead, who was delighted when she received a phone call from the lottery office to say that she had won the top prize of £5,000 in The Hospice Lottery Christmas Superdraw. Our Summer and Winter Superdraws raise extra funds in addition to the weekly draw and this year they have raised just over £82,000. A fantastic achievement and we are so grateful to everyone who takes part. Mrs D said: “With all the rush and bustle of Christmas I had forgotten all about the draw.

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Fancy a flutter on the horses with our new Race Night event!

By Sam Heggie | 30 January, 2018

Calling all fillies and fellas – if you fancy a flutter on the horses or a Friday night out with a difference, then Michael Sobell Hospice Charity (MSHC) has the perfect event for you, taking place on Friday 16th March, 7.00pm, in the run-up to Mother’s Day. Come as an individual or with a group of family and friends, and place your bets on the horse with the most horsepower! There will be eight games played on the night, and each bet will cost £1 per horse, per race. The winner will be the first horse to cross the finish

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Ruislip lady takes on London Landmarks Challenge in memory of Dad

By Sam Heggie | 24 January, 2018

Ruislip lady Ruth Heron will be running 13.1 miles through the City of London on Sunday 25th March in the London Landmarks Half Marathon event in memory of her Dad Ernie who was cared for at Michael Sobell Hospice (MSH) in Northwood. Ruth will be raising money for MSH where her Dad was cared for in 2014. Even though it will be Ruth’s fifth half marathon – “it still won’t be easy”, explained Ruth. Ruth who works at Harefield Library, which is just down the road from the Hospice said: “I’m raising money for the Hospice because the care that

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