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

Tuesday 19 Jun 2018

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Sainsbury's Charity of the Year

Wednesday 20 Jun 2018

BBC TV documentary

'How the NHS changed our world'

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Wednesday 6 Jun 2018

Radio 4 Today: Should dying be a right?

With MP Nick Boles & Prof Irene Higginson

Monday 11 Jun 2018

Golf Day Raises £15,000

A huge thank you to all involved!

Julie's Story

Last year Julie walked the Moonlight Stroll after her Mum Pam Cudd was cared for at Sobell House in 2016.…

What we achieved in 2017!

What we achieved in 2017

Jerrams Brothers Funeral Directors

A fantastic donation of £1,000

Tuesday 28th Feb 2017

Shops - Easter Opening Hours

Closed Good Friday, Easter Sunday & Bank Holiday Monday. Open Easter Saturday.

Monday 26 March 2018

Spring 2018 Newsletter

Now available to view online.

Tuesday 28th Feb 2017

Witney Warehouse now open till 4pm!

Now open 9.30am - 4pm, Mon - Fri

Thank You to the Jayadevan Family

£1,500 raised for Sobell House!

Neil’s 3-Peaks Challenge

A fantastic £1,765 raised from an amazing and exhausting challenge

Oxford Fine Dining join The 40 Club

Supporting Sobell House

Fantastic Support from Bicester Village

Continuing our wonderful partnership

Magenta Storage Choose Sobell

Charity of the Year

Thank You Winter Walkers!

Over £4,000 raised!

Recruiting Now!

Sell lottery membership in aid of Sobell House

Botley Shop Closure

Our Botley shop closes as site redeveloped

Amazing OCDEM!

Raised a festive £500 for Sobell!

Monica, you are brilliant!!!

Monica had her head shaved and raised £1,200 for Sobell House

Marilyn Relf receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Hospice UK honours 35 year career

Oxford Gospel Choir

Raised £1,172 for Sobell!

G-SMATT Choose Sobell

Supporting us for 2018!

Brilliant Bethany brings Christmas Cheer

Thame shop supporter Bethany raises money and a smile with her Christmas jumper snaps!

Beth's Bursary Fund

To help achieve the best possible consistency in the quality of care.

Thursday 23rd November 2017

My Lovely Postcards

Thank you to the artists, bidders and all who supported the project!

Tuesday 21st November 2017

Thank You Firewalkers!

Scorching Support for Sobell

Tuesday 21st November 2017

Marriotts Choose Sobell House!

Charity of the Year

Friday 3rd November 2017

The Documentary: Before I Go

BBC World Service

Friday 7th July 2017

Autumn 2017 Newsletter

Now available to view online.

Thursday 19th October 2017

Thame Art Window

A Striking Display

Thursday 19th October 2017

Crendon Crafters Quilt Raffle

An Amazing £443 raised!

The Bell at Chearsley

Thank you to the Chearsley Challengers!

Fundrasing challenge, Aunt Sally & collections

Thursday 19th October 2017

£30k for Team Sobell at Ox ½ Marathon!

Thank you for the support!

 

We're Off!

Work starts on the Sobell extension!

Saturday 7th October 2017
Thursday 14th September 2017

Oxford Gospel Choir and Sobell House

Oxford Gospel Choir choose Sobell House!

Thursday 14th September 2017

Charity of the Year

Chapman, Robinson & Moore choose Sobell House!

Monday 4th September 2017

Daniel Hunt - Cycling Odyssey

3 months of cycling across 20 European countries

Monday 4th September 2017

FootSally Raises £1,480!

Back for the third year running. It just gets bigger and better every year. Brilliant!

Sunday 20th Aug 2017

Thank You Strollers!!!

What a night!!!

Monday 17th July 2017

10 Mile Thames Walk

Family of Julie Jones raise money for Sobell House

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

Wednesday 14th June 2017

Easy Ryder Cup

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

Providing care for the people of Oxfordshire for over 40 years!

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