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CARING COMMEMORATION: Northwood hospice celebrates 45 years of caring for community

 Published on: 1st March 2022   |   By: Bryn Holmes   |   Category: Uncategorized

On February 14 this year, Valentine’s Day, staff at the Michael Sobell Hospice were joined in an intimate gathering by volunteers, trustees and other friends of the charity to celebrate its 45th anniversary.

The organisation opened its doors in 1977, founded by funding from the NHS, the local community and it’s namesake, Sir Michael Sobell, a thoroughbred horse breeder who had become one of the country’s most committed philanthropists, having been impressed by a 1972 report on the need for palliative care. 

Over the years, while there’s been alterations to the buildings, such as the opening of a Day Hospice in 1982 and the relaunch of a newly refurbished Inpatient Unit, the hard-working nature of the committed team of doctors, nurses, counsellors, chaplains and many more has never changed.

Speaking at the cheerful gathering in February, Liz Skipper, head of the Michael Sobell Hospice charity, said: “Thank you to each and every one of our supporters for continuing to help ensure we are able to commit to funding over £1.8 million towards palliative care services, for patients and their families in our local area, now and in the future.”

The attendees were also deeply pleased by the arrival of a letter from HRH Princess Katherine of Serbia, sent to mark the occasion.

The Hospice’s future looks bright as well, with more details of their new “Summer Memories Walk” on July 30 set to be announced soon.

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