The past, present and future of Sobell House

January 2016 Message

‘You matter because you are you,
and you matter to the end of your life.
'We will do all we can not only to help you die peacefully,
but also to live until you die.’

Dame Cicely Saunders (1918 – 2005) was the pioneer of the modern hospice movement. Spurred on by a belief that as a community we must look after those who are dying and look after their families Dame Cicely went on to lead a revolution with radical innovations in end of life care. She opened St Christopher’s Hospice in London in 1967 – it was and remains dedicated to the care of patients who are dying.

Dame Cicely mentored and taught the young Dr Twycross who was appointed to Sobell Hospice following its opening in 1976. 

Dame Cicely’s philosophy is as pertinent today as it was in the early 1960s. Sobell House Hospice must try during every minute of every day to provide individualised care of high quality to those patients who are very ill and dying - to continue Dame Cicely’s legacy. We must underpin our clinical practice with research and a willingness to listen, question and understand our feedback. We must find time to teach our colleagues who are eager to learn how to provide better care and to teach the friends and families of those we care for how to provide good care.     

Looking to our future – our next 40 years serving Oxfordshire – we continue to try to help people to live until they die and to die peacefully. We must hold to the core philosophy of the Hospice movement and continue to champion good care for the dying and navigate the way through a massive change in the NHS and considerable financial challenges.

Dr Mary Miller
Consultant in Palliative Medicine
Clincal Lead Sobell House

Mary Miller

January 2016 Message

Dame Cicely Saunders

Cicely Saunders International

Sunday 27th August 2017

Annual FootSally Tournament

Charity FOOTSALLY Tournament is back for the third year running

Wednesday 19th July 2017

Moonlight Stroll Video

Here’s a little reminder from our friends at Jack FM about the Moonlight Stroll. Remember your loved…

Monday 17th July 2017

10 Mile Thames Walk

Family of Julie Jones raise money for Sobell House

Friday 7th July 2017

Summer 2017 Newsletter

Now available to view online.

Wednesday 21st June 2017

Blenheim 7k Thank You!

Almost £4,000 raised!

Monday 19th June 2017
Thursday 15th June 2017

Generous Donation in Memory of Judy Phipps

£1,500 Donated to Sobell House

Thursday 15th June 2017

Witney Shop Closure

Friday 16th June

Wednesday 14th June 2017

Easy Ryder Cup

RAF Brize Norton raise £545 in memory of their colleague, Leigh

Friday 9th June 2017

SO Thame Now Open!

Looking great after the refit

Wednesday 24th May 2017

Oxfordshire Business Awards

Sobell House shortlisted as a finalist!

Monday 22nd May 2017

Waterstock Golf Club

An Amazing £1,000 Raised for Sobell House

Wednesday 17th May 2017

Boeing at Brize Norton Raise Money for Sobell

Almost $5,000 raised for Sobell House

Wednesday 17th May 2017

Figures for Women Third Birthday

£647.08 raised for Sobell House

Wednesday 17th May 2017

Irene Andrews - OVCA Awards Winner!

Winner of the Long Service Award

Tuesday 16th May 2017
Wednesday 3rd May 2017

Finders Keepers

Sobell House - Charity of the Year for 2017!

Sunday 23rd April 2017

London Marathon


Thursday 30th Mar 2017

On the Hoof Food

Supporting Sobell House!

Sobell House latest Warehouse venture in Bicester is now open

SO Bicester is now open!

Sobell House latest Warehouse venture in Bicester is now open

Wednesday 29th March 2017

Sobell House Film

A wonderful film made by the Abingdon School Film Unit all about Sobell & why we need your support

Monday 20th March 2017


Tea drinkers unite and raise money for Sobell!

Wednesday 15th Mar 2017

RAF Falcons

Supporting Sobell House!

Wednesday 15th March 2017

Making Sobell Bigger!

We are pleased to introduce designs for the Garden Annex & Sobell Clinic!

Friday 10th Mar 2017

Oxford Castaways Auction

Amazing artworks up for auction - proceeds to Sobell House!

Friday 3rd March 2017

Winter 2017 Newsletter

Now available to view online.

Thursday 2nd Mar 2017

New Van in Didcot!

Ready to collect your large donations and furniture

Wednesday 1st Mar 2017

Radio 4 Today: Report on End of Life Care

With Baroness Finlay & Lesley Goodburn

Tuesday 28th Feb 2017

Witney Warehouse Opening Hours Extended

Now open 9.30am - 4pm, Mon - Fri

Tuesday 21st Feb 2017

Hospice UK Appeal

BBC appeal presented by Gethin Jones

Thursday 16th Feb 2017

OX Marks the Spot!

Have an OX postcode? We can collect your donated items for free.

Wednesday 15th Feb 2017

Oxford Mail: Families 'give something back'

Fundraising in memory of Peter Blackmore

Wednesday 15th Feb 2017

Valentine Thanks

Jennings and Watermeadow raised an amazing £185 for Sobell!

Friday 3rd Feb 2017

Anja Seymour Haircut Challenge

Raises over £1,000 for charity!

Monday 30th Jan 2017

Oxford Mail: Swimmers raise £4,000

19,200 lengths to raise money for Sobell!

Monday 23rd Jan 2017

Winter Walk

Thank you for braving the rain!

Thursday 19th Jan 2017

Bicester Warehouse Update

Closed. New warehouse opening soon!

Thursday 19th Jan 2017

Ward Administrator Volunteers Needed

To assist on our ward welcome desk

Tuesday 17th Jan 2017

Oxford Mail: Winter Walk

Best ever turnout as walkers braved the wind and rain for beautiful palace walk

Thursday 12th Jan 2017

Lindsay Manifold

Goodbye and Good Luck!

Thursday 5th Jan 2017

Our First Ambassador!

Natalia Baeva will raise awareness about Sobell House in her community.

Monday 31st Oct

Digital Lights of Love

Our online site where you can add a message and photo for your loved ones

Wednesday 21st Dec

Get Active for Sobell!

Active, sporty ideas for supporting Sobell

Monday 12th Dec 2016

Lights of Love

Thank you to all who braved the rain!

15th Dec 2016

Jubilee Brass Band Cheque Presentation

An amazing £780 raised!

Caring today, tomorrow... and in the future

Sobell House Hospice Charity Ltd, Churchill Hospital, Headington, Oxford OX3 7LJ
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