Dr Challoner’s Grammar School pupil brings a smile to MSHC Amersham market book stall

By Sam Heggie | 29 March, 2017

17-year-old Sam Fernandez of Chalfont St Giles and sixth form pupil of Dr Challoner’s Grammar School is lending a helping hand to the weekly Michael Sobell Hospice Charity (MSHC) book stall in Amersham Market every Tuesday morning and putting a smile on customers’ faces with his cheeky grin! Sam, who is taking on the role as part of the school’s volunteering programme, explained: “I really enjoy my Tuesday mornings in the market. I like talking to the customers and helping them find the right type of books they are looking for. It’s teaching me great people skills and is helping

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Harefield man to take on RideLondon-Surrey 100 mile bike ride challenge in memory of friend

By Sam Heggie | 28 March, 2017

Harefield man and A&E doctor at Northwick Park Hospital, Adam Mitchell, will be taking to two wheels on Sunday 30th July for the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey cycle challenge, which will see him putting his foot power to the test and pedalling through the streets of London, all the way to Surrey – over 100 miles, in aid of the Northwood-based Michael Sobell Hospice who cared for a close family friend. Commenting on his epic challenge, which he will tackle alongside girlfriend Victoria Farrell, Adam explained why he is choosing to raise funds for Michael Sobell: “A very important family friend, Caron

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MSH delighted to welcome Prince Alexander and Princess Katherine of Serbia in 40th year

By Sam Heggie | 15 March, 2017

On Saturday 11th March, Michael Sobell Hospice patients, staff and volunteers were delighted to welcome Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia, in celebration of the Hospice’s 40th anniversary year. The VIP guests were taken on a tour of the hospice and introduced to key members of staff including Nurse Team Manager Carol Weston, nurse Ann Cummings, who will be celebrating 40 years’ service at the hospice on Tuesday 21st March and Dr Elaine Laycock, who worked at Michael Sobell Hospice from 1980-1992, and who has visited Serbia on numerous occasions. “I became aware there

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Put your egg-hunting skills to the test at the MSH Easter Eggstravaganza Event

By Sam Heggie | 15 March, 2017

With the Easter holidays fast-approaching, you are probably starting to hatch a plan about what to do, but there is no need to crack under pressure as Michael Sobell Hospice Charity’s (MSHC) Easter Eggstravaganza event will offer children the chance to take part in an egg-citing egg hunt through the grounds of Mount Vernon Hospital, Northwood. This egg-ceptional and choc-tastic event will take place on Saturday 8th April, with registration from 10:45am, with the egg-hunt setting off at 11.30am – egg collecting baskets at the ready! For £6.50 per child (a special offer advance booking price in advance of the

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Local boxer packs a punch for Michael Sobell Hospice

By Sam Heggie | 10 March, 2017

Ruislip man Paul Blower will be donning his boxing gloves tonight as part of an IWA boxing event in conjunction with The Knowlesy Academy, Edgware, and hopes to pack a punch for the Northwood-based hospice that cared for his mum (Carol Blower) during her battle with cancer two years ago. Paul, who has undertaken an intensive six-week training programme to get in shape for his big match said: “I wanted to raise money and awareness for Michael Sobell Hospice as a thank you for how the hospice staff and volunteers helped my mum,” explained Paul. “My mum lost her battle

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Loudwater business proves to be a dab-hand with a paintbrush!

By Sam Heggie | 8 March, 2017

While many of us were putting our feet up or making the most of some ‘down time’ over the weekend, husband and wife team Paul and Charlotte Laidman-Garrett of Garrett Decorators donned their overalls and set to work on sprucing up the Day Centre at Northwood-based Michael Sobell Hospice (MSH). The couple, who gave up their time completely free-of-charge, put their decorating talents to the test to take on the one-day ‘makeover’ project. Charlotte explained why they offered to lend a helping hand: “It was an absolute pleasure to help Michael Sobell Hospice. It was a big job, but we got

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