Sobell House – May News Update

Welcome to our May update, which I hope finds you well. It’s good to see restrictions starting to ease, family and friends being able to meet outside, and the joy this brings.

At Sobell House, we are looking forward to relaunching our events, starting with our (not the) Winter Walk on the 18th July. As you can probably tell from the name, this was our postponed walk from January this year! I hope you will join us for this scenic walk around the beautiful grounds of Blenheim Palace and support Sobell House. You will find details of how to take part in this newsletter.

Thank you for taking the time to read our monthly e-newsletter and being a fantastic supporter of Sobell House Hospice Charity. We couldn’t do what we do without you. Take care, stay well, and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Chris and Pippa’s Story

This month, Chris shares his story of his experience of Sobell House during the time his wife, Pippa, was admitted in June 2020. He talks of the kindness and attentiveness of the staff, and how the small things can sometimes make the biggest difference. We are so grateful to Chris for bravely sharing his story, and to all our supporters who have made this experience possible for he and Pippa.
Read Chris and Pippa’s Story

Thank You to our Community Heros!

We are so grateful to everyone who chooses to raise money for us, and we have had some brilliant fundraisers in recent weeks. Sam (pictured) cleaned his neighbours’ cars and raised over £400 in memory of his Nan, Harvey baked cakes for his village, raising £60 in memory of a friend, and Marina ran over 2000 miles to raise over £600. If you’d like to talk about ways you can help support our work, our new Community Fundraiser, Niki, would love to hear from you.
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A Day in the Life of a Hospice Nurse

This month’s Day in the Life feature is from Ellie, a nurse on the Sobell House ward, who has kindly taken the time to share some of the important work she does with us. Ellie works to ensure that all our patients are comfortable and well cared for, and that their loved ones are supported too. Ellie works with such kindness and compassion, and we are so grateful to the generosity of our supporters, who make nurses like Ellie possible for us.
Read Ellie’s Day in the Life

(Not The) Winter Walk – 18th July

Early bird (25% discount) tickets are now on sale for our (Not The) Winter Walk, taking place in the beautiful Blenheim grounds this summer. Everything you know and love about our Winter Walk event remains the same – except the weather! – and this will be the perfect event to reunite with loved ones, raise money for Sobell House, and make the most of post-lockdown life. We hope to see you there.
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Sobell House Golf Day – 17th September

This year’s ‘tee-rific’ Golf Day takes place on Friday 17th September at the beautiful Studley Wood Golf Club. The day will include brunch on arrival, 18 holes of golf, and an evening meal accompanied by a live auction. The cost is £300 per team of four, which will help us care for patients and their loved ones across the ward, hospitals and our community.
Register a Team

Congratulations Tamara!

Tamara Davidson works as a specialist palliative care nurse in our hospital team. Today, we’d like to say the biggest congratulations to her, as she has been nominated for the Oxford Mail’s Good Nurse and Care Hero awards, in recognition of her efforts to go above and beyond the call of duty. Tamara has had a very special impact in the lives of so many, and I’m sure you will join us in wishing her the very best of luck for the awards.
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The Sobell Times – Spring/Summer 2021

We are so pleased to share our latest edition of the Sobell Times with you, which shares many of the special things our supporters are helping to fund. This season’s edition includes a reflective piece by Dr Mary Miller on her work during the pandemic, more stories from some of our staff in the hospice, and a feature on Sobell House’s 45th anniversary. If you would like to receive a hard copy of this magazine, please email us, or to sign up to receive our next edition, please click here.
The Sobell Times – Spring/Summer 2021

Facebook Birthday Fundraisers

Do you have a birthday coming up in the next few weeks? If so, would you consider setting up a birthday fundraiser on Facebook? This is a super easy way to support our work, allowing your friends and family to make a small donation to Sobell House for your birthday, helping us provide more specialist, compassionate care to our patients and their loved ones.

Sobell House

Sobell House founded in 1976, was one of the earliest UK hospices. Since then, we have been providing specialist palliative care to patients and their families at home, in the Oxford hospitals, and in our purpose-built hospice on the Churchill Hospital site.

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