The Michael Sobell Hospice is one of the many key charitable organisations in and around Watford.
From its base in the Mount Vernon Hospital complex in Northwood, the charity focuses on running as a centre of excellence to enhance the care of patients with life limiting illnesses with specialist palliative care and support for families and carers.
This involves providing relief from pain and other distressing symptoms for those entering the last days of their life. The hospice also offers symptom management, respite care and rehabilitation at any time.
Opened in 1977 following a local fundraising campaign and backed heavily by Sir Michael Sobell and in 1983 a Day Centre was added. 16-bed in-patient unit now has a team of dedicated staff that acknowledges the uniqueness of individuals.
The ‘Friends of Michael Sobell Hospice ‘ are constantly working to raise the £1.2 million needed very year to continue their vital work. The Hospice simply would not exsist without this fundraising from a variety of vastly appreciated sources.
The “Light up a Life” event is part of a national series of activities to give people a chance to make a donation by dedicating a light to their loved ones and remember those who have passed away.
This year, Michael Sobell Hospice will be holding their "Light Up A Life" Ceremony at 4pm on Sunday 27th November at the Michael Sobell Centre. As well as the lighting of the "Light Up a Life" Tree, the event will also include a performance by the Lemon Tuesday Choir in an evening of seasonal music and readings.
The Hospice are also hosting a festive Santa Dash on December 3rd which we’ll cover again in another blog nearer the time.
You can also show your support by purchasing the Hospice's charity Christmas cards.