BBC World Service

The Documentary: Before I Go

Four British men and women share something in common with every single one of us across the globe - one day they will die. The difference is that they know with certainty that it will be sooner rather than later. Matthew Stride has a brain tumour; Sophie Sabbage has stage four terminal cancer; Vivek Gohil is now in a wheelchair due to Duchenne muscular dystrophy; Mandy Paine has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and needs oxygen to breathe.

Alongside the fear and grief that accompanied their diagnosis, these illnesses have also brought reflection, wisdom, opportunities and unexpected happiness. They are helping others, or living their dreams, changing lives and making a difference in the world.

In their words, they explain what it means to have a life-limiting condition and approach the end of your time on Earth.
Imminent death focuses the mind on what is important in life, producing a mental clarity that many of us would envy. Their experiences are filled with insight and lessons learnt and, while moving, are ultimately life-affirming.

The two most important dates in our lives are the day we are born and the day we die. What happens in between those two dates makes a life. What is striking when people know they will soon die – those who raise money for charity, start helplines or write books to help others in a similar condition – is the overall message of love and hope.

The Documentary: Before I Go

Tuesday 11 December 2018

Christmas Day Appeal

We try to make Christmas Day at Sobell House as special as possible and we're asking for your help.

 

Vacancies

PA to the Consultants
Lottery Fundraiser

Tuesday 11 December 2018

Lights of Love

Hundreds turned out to remember loved ones and show their support for Sobell

Friday 09 November 2018

Thank you Opendoorz

For meeting their 40 Club target of raising £10,000 for Sobell

Friday 09 November 2018

Sobell Christmas Fair

Sadly not taking place this year

Wednesday 12 September 2018

Brand the Bus!

Vote for Sobell in the Oxford Bus Company competition

Thank you Oxford Half Runners!

On track to raise £25,000!

Terry Yates

Presented with British Citizens Award for services to his community

Wednesday 12 September 2018

We’re pleased to announce…

Professor Bee Wee will be taking on the role of Interim Clinical Lead at Sobell House

Christmas Cards

That time of year already?! Be organised & buy some of our beautiful cards 😎

Wednesday 12 September 2018

Oxford Classic 1 Mile Swim

Thank you to everyone who was part of #TeamSobellHouse

Wednesday 15 August 2018

London to Paris

Mathew Obeng has raised close to £3,500 for Sobell!

Thursday 02 Aug 2018

Meet Tom

Our Music Therapist

 

Ox Mail: NHS 70th Celebrations

Clinical staff enjoyed a Come4Tea fundraising party

Wednesday 20 Jun 2018

BBC TV documentary

'How the NHS changed our world'

Sunday 24 Jun 2018

Thank You Strollers!

What a night!!!

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 2018

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.

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