Thanks to Waitrose, Ruislip, volunteers from Michael Sobell Hospice Charity (MSHC) will be hosting an in-store fundraising collection and Easter egg donation point on Friday 24th & Saturday 25th February, in celebration of 40 years of providing hospice care to local people.

Shoppers will be invited to donate a few pennies to the Northwood-based hospice, which has been providing specialist palliative care for over four decades to patients and their families facing life-limiting illness.

As part of the fundraising effort running from 9.00am on both days, customers to the store will be encouraged to donate a chocolate Easter egg to the Michael Sobell Hospice trolley. All eggs kindly donated on the day, will form part of the charity’s fun-packed Easter egg hunt & eggstravaganza event – a must for avid young egg hunters, and indeed all ages, taking place in the grounds of Mount Vernon Hospital on Saturday 8th April, from 10.45am. You can book your egg hunt place and save £2 with an early bird offer price of £6.50pp, by clicking here

“On behalf of Michael Sobell Hospice Charity (MSHC), I’d like to say a huge thank you to the team at Waitrose, Ruislip, for allowing us to hold our fundraising collection and Easter egg donation point, in celebration of 40 years of Michael Sobell Hospice,” said MSHC Events Manager, Ophelia Chambers-Henry. “A very big thank you also to our wonderful volunteers from Elthorne & Hillingdon Rotary Club, for lending a hand and giving up your time to help support us.”

She added: “Please dig deep and show your support. Even a small donation can make a real difference, and the chocolate eggs will certainly be put to good use! Thank you in advance for your support.”

Michael Sobell Hospice first opened its doors on Valentine’s Day, 1977, and has been providing much-needed care and support for people in the Hillingdon borough and further afield via services such as a 16-bedded in-patient unit, day centre and Patient & Family Support Service, (PAFS).


’40 years at the Heart of our Community’



 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 a16 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 £1.66 million this year to ensure the continued funding of the care, comfort and support of patients, families and carers.


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