Everyday their incredible staff care for around 500 people in the Hospice, the Community and in the hospitals of Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (OUH).
To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Sobell House, in 2016 the 40 Club was formed. It’s a great way for Oxfordshire companies to get involved with Sobell House and put caring with compassion and dignity at the heart of their Corporate Social Responsibility agenda.
Build team spirit by incorporating charitable giving into an organisation. It’s a fantastic opportunity to engage staff whilst doing something wonderful for your local hospice.
Access a large audience by reaching into the local community and be seen by over 70,000 annual visitors to the Sobell House website.
Promote staff involvement and raise profile. Membership of the 40 Club gives local businesses a wonderful opportunity to show their customers how they support local good causes
Changing lives. Through supporting your local hospice businesses will be making a huge difference to the Oxfordshire community, helping Sobell House to care and support around 3,000 people every year.
Lets hear from Tim Wraith, Corporate Partnerships Manager for Sobell House.
“Sobell House is a very special place. We focus on quality of life, respecting each person’s dignity and uniqueness. Our aim is always to support people in living as well and as fully as possible in the time they have left.
Places like Sobell House rely very much on the kindness and generosity of so many people and organisations. Over the past 3 years the support we receive from the Oxfordshire business community has increased hugely. Much of that has been down to the success of the 40 Club. When local business join the 40 Club we ask them to commit to raising £10,000 over a four year period.
We have twenty businesses in the 40 Club and all of them have worked incredibly hard to raise money to support the care taking place at the hospice. People run, swim, jump out of planes, walk, cycle, eat food, shave their heads, lose weight and much more, the list is endless! One local business, Polythene UK. has been a member of the 40 Club since 2016 and has also sponsored our the Sobell House Golf Day for many years.”
40 Club member Spotlight
A number of businesses have joined over the past 18 months. One of them is I P Asset Partnership with their office based in Summertown. They are patent attorneys, specialising in intellectual property and have become very generous supporters of Sobell House. Recently they sponsored an evening of Wuthering Heights at Wadham College in aid of the hospice.
“We have committed to supporting Sobell House over the next four to five years. As well as raising money we also want to raise awareness of the wonderful work they do. The evening at Wadham College was an opportunity to do that” Ian Bingham Director of I P Asset
Oxford Fine Dining based in Weston on the Green have become another committed supporter in so many ways. They have donated a dinner for 8 as an auction prize for our Golf Day which raised an incredible £800. They also put Sobell House at the centre of many other things they do.
In June Oxford United formed a partnership with Sobell House, giving the hospice the great opportunity to connect with their many supporters.
“We’re the only professional club in the county and it’s really important for us to use that profile and get into the community and use it as a force for good. We’re really looking forward to a lasting partnership with Sobell House and doing our best to support them and what they do throughout the year at various events.” Andrew Taylor, Oxford United’s Head of Operations
One of the very first businesses to join the 40 Club was Darke & Taylor, a well-known business in Oxfordshire. Recently an intrepid team of them conquered the three great peaks of Yorkshire, Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. And all of them came back, happy and content!
“It was a fantastic day, weather conditions were ideal for a long walk, but that didn’t make it any easier – it is genuinely a tough challenge. Delighted to say that all 16 made it round in one piece and within the allotted 12 hours. Lots of sore legs, but a brilliant excuse for lots of curry and beer when we returned to the bunk-house! All who took part sacrificed their wages on the Friday afternoon and D&T have rounded this up to £1,000. We are delighted to continue to support the great work of Sobell House” Simon Newton, Managing Director of Darke & Taylor
If you are interested in forming a partnership with Sobell House and would like to know more please contact Tim Wraith their Corporate Partnerships Manager.