Sobell House Hospice Charity Limited (formerly Sobell House Hospice Charity and The Friends of Sobell House) was set up with the following aims:
- To ensure that links with the local community were set up to support patients and encourage volunteering.
- To raise funds for the benefit of Sobell House.
- To cooperate with other bodies for the benefit of the House.
Its first achievement was to gain support from Sir Michael Sobell, the National Society for Cancer Relief, the Department of Health and the local community who together raised approximately £300,000 to build the first Sir Michael Sobell House Hospice which opened in 1976. 25 years later, the community of Oxfordshire, the Sobell Foundation and other Corporate sponsors came together again to raise £3million to replace the first hospice and provide a light and modern building from which the Hospice operates today.
Athough, over the years, the constitution of the charity has changed, those aims are still part of the work it does today. The Charity and the NHS work together to ensure that good quality specialist palliative care and end of life support is provided by the Hospice. The Hospice is an NHS Hospice, with additional funds provided by the charity to provide not only day to day care, but also focus on developing care within the Hospice, the Community and Hospital settings.
The Charity operates as an incorporated charity registered within England and Wales under the Charity Commission registered number 1118646 and at Companies House 05989017.
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The Charity has 11 Trustees who also act as its Directors. Decisions concerning the day to day running of the Charity are delegated to the Chief Executive Officer.
Diane Gardner, Chief Executive, Biography
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