A 24-strong team from Lindt UK, based in Bedfont Lakes, Feltham, volunteered a day out of the office to grab some rollers and tins of paint, to take on a special ‘makeover’ challenge at the Michael Sobell Hospice Charity office in Northwood on Friday 13th October – unlucky for some, but not for us!
Re-decoration started early, and the team not only gave up their time in support of the Charity, which funds over £1.6 million pounds each year towards specialist palliative care for families across Hillingdon, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire, but also kindly funded the paint – and all the equipment needed on the day too.
On the day, Hannah Luckett, Lindt UK Brand Manager, who had rallied round her colleagues to take on the epic task, presented the Charity with brand new projector boards and pop-up banners, along with 700 chocolate goody bags! The donated gifts will help to raise extra funds at forthcoming events, including a forthcoming Santa Dash and Festive Gift Fayre on Saturday 9th December, as well as being handed to families visiting loved ones at the Hospice in the run-up to and during the festive season.
Commenting on the makeover, MSHC Events Manager, Ophelia Chambers-Henry commented: “We are absolutely thrilled with our new-look! The areas in question are in use all of the time, either for palliative care training, seminars and education or to host fundraising events in aid of Michael Sobell Hospice. We cannot thank Hannah and the entire team at Lindt UK enough for volunteering their time to take on our project. It really has brought a smile to everyone’s face – thank you so much.”
‘40 years at the Heart of our Community’
NOTE TO EDITORS:
Michael Sobell House (Reg. Charity Number: 1079638) is the hospice and specialist palliative care centre at Mount Vernon Hospital, Northwood and has been ‘Sharing the Caring’ for 40 years; enhancing without discrimination, the care of patients with life-limiting illnesses.
- With a 16 bedded in-patient unit and day therapy centre, MSH aims to ensure that all patients facing life-limiting illnesses, their families and carers, receive the best possible care to enhance quality of life, with the focus placed on providing relief from their symptoms.
- A patient may be admitted for symptom management, respite care, rehabilitation, or for care in the last days of life, and will be cared for by a team of doctors, nurses, social workers, counsellors, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, complementary and art therapists, housekeepers, volunteers, chaplains and administration staff.
- There is no charge for the care provided, but Michael Sobell Hospice relies heavily on charitable donations. It costs £6,000 a day to maintain our current levels of care, £2,500 of which is provided by fundraising. The charity needs to raise over £1.68 million this year to ensure the continued funding of the care, comfort and support of patients, families and carers.
For more information please contact the PR & Marketing team on 020 3826 2363/2367 or email Marketing@michaelsobellhospice.co.uk