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Join us for Spooky Stories this Halloween

This Halloween you’re invited to join us for a virtual spooky story time event, where Actor Paul Chahidi will be reading hair-raising tales perfect for ages 3-11+

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Join us for Spooky Stories this Halloween

This Halloween you’re invited to join us for a virtual spooky story time event, where Actor Paul Chahidi will be reading hair-raising tales perfect for ages 3-11+

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The Sobell Memory Tree

A few weeks ago our beautiful Memory Tree was installed at the hospice to bring comfort to families and friends who have lost a loved one.

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The Sobell Memory Tree

A few weeks ago our beautiful Memory Tree was installed at the hospice to bring comfort to families and friends who have lost a loved one.

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Lights of Love – register now

You can now register to join this years Lights of Love, our virtual service of remembrance on Saturday 5th December.

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Lights of Love – register now

You can now register to join this years Lights of Love, our virtual service of remembrance on Saturday 5th December.

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Meet Mary, Lead Specialist Nurse

A day in the life of Mary, who works as a Lead Specialist Nurse in our hospital palliative care team, and takes us on her first day working at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. 

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Meet Mary, Lead Specialist Nurse

A day in the life of Mary, who works as a Lead Specialist Nurse in our hospital palliative care team, and takes us on her first day working at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. 

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Food & Kindness: The Sobell House Cook Book

We are delighted to have launched Food & Kindness: The Sobell House Cook Book which is now available to purchase from our online shop.

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Food & Kindness: The Sobell House Cook Book

We are delighted to have launched Food & Kindness: The Sobell House Cook Book which is now available to purchase from our online shop.

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£20,000 raised from our virtual Light the Night walk

A heartfelt thank you to everyone who took part or donated for helping to make a difference.

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£20,000 raised from our virtual Light the Night walk

A heartfelt thank you to everyone who took part or donated for helping to make a difference.

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Debbie, Personal Assistant

Read a day in the life of Debbie, who works as a personal assistant to our specialist team of consultants, and spends her working days juggling meetings, emails, diary scheduling, and administrative projects.

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Debbie, Personal Assistant

Read a day in the life of Debbie, who works as a personal assistant to our specialist team of consultants, and spends her working days juggling meetings, emails, diary scheduling, and administrative projects.

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How our hospital team have adapted during the pandemic

Matt is one of our consultants, and kindly took the time to share with our supporters how our hospital team have adapted to caring for people during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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How our hospital team have adapted during the pandemic

Matt is one of our consultants, and kindly took the time to share with our supporters how our hospital team have adapted to caring for people during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Tim, Corporate Partnerships Manager

Read a day in the life of our Corporate Partnerships Manager, Tim, who spends his working days fundraising for the Sobell House charity.

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Tim, Corporate Partnerships Manager

Read a day in the life of our Corporate Partnerships Manager, Tim, who spends his working days fundraising for the Sobell House charity.

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Sobell House – Then and Now

For World Photography Day we've shared past and present photos to illustrate how much we've been able to expand our services, team, and building over the last 44 years.

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Sobell House – Then and Now

For World Photography Day we've shared past and present photos to illustrate how much we've been able to expand our services, team, and building over the last 44 years.

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Celebrating Our Staff

We were delighted to be featured by the Oxford University Hospitals Trust as they celebrated our staff and the work they have done during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Celebrating Our Staff

We were delighted to be featured by the Oxford University Hospitals Trust as they celebrated our staff and the work they have done during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Thank you – Covid-19 Appeal

We’d like to say a heartfelt thank you to everyone who has donated to our Covid-19 Appeal. Find out how much was raised through your support.

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Thank you – Covid-19 Appeal

We’d like to say a heartfelt thank you to everyone who has donated to our Covid-19 Appeal. Find out how much was raised through your support.

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Becky and Bronwen, Occupational Therapists

The latest diary in our 'Day in the Life' series. Becky and Bronwen, Occupational Therapists working in our hospital team, share a working day during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Becky and Bronwen, Occupational Therapists

The latest diary in our 'Day in the Life' series. Becky and Bronwen, Occupational Therapists working in our hospital team, share a working day during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Volunteer as a Social Distance Champion

We’re urgently recruiting for voluntary Social Distance Champions to provide a safe meet and greet service for our patients' visitors. Can you help?

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Volunteer as a Social Distance Champion

We’re urgently recruiting for voluntary Social Distance Champions to provide a safe meet and greet service for our patients' visitors. Can you help?

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Paul Chahidi becomes a Sobell House ambassador

We’re delighted to announce that Paul Chahidi, actor and star of BBC Three’s hit comedy series ‘This Country’, has become a Sobell House ambassador.

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Paul Chahidi becomes a Sobell House ambassador

We’re delighted to announce that Paul Chahidi, actor and star of BBC Three’s hit comedy series ‘This Country’, has become a Sobell House ambassador.

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Loneliness Awareness Week

As part of Loneliness Awareness Week, our bereavement team have put together some easy ways for you to take care of yourself if you’re experiencing loneliness following a bereavement.

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Loneliness Awareness Week

As part of Loneliness Awareness Week, our bereavement team have put together some easy ways for you to take care of yourself if you’re experiencing loneliness following a bereavement.

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Nurse with patient

Why you should consider a charitable legacy

Read an article about the importance and benefits of leaving a charitable gift in your will.

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Nurse with patient

Why you should consider a charitable legacy

Read an article about the importance and benefits of leaving a charitable gift in your will.

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Shops Reopening Announcement

Since March 23rd our shops have been temporarily closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. However under new government advice, we are pleased to announce that we are able to reopen our doors to shoppers and accept donations from Monday 15th June.

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Shops Reopening Announcement

Since March 23rd our shops have been temporarily closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. However under new government advice, we are pleased to announce that we are able to reopen our doors to shoppers and accept donations from Monday 15th June.

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School Staff Raise Over £1,000 for Sobell House

Members of the Staff Fit Club cover an incredible 307 miles for Sobell House.

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School Staff Raise Over £1,000 for Sobell House

Members of the Staff Fit Club cover an incredible 307 miles for Sobell House.

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An image of Ruth Corderoy.

A (Virtual) Walk Along The Ridgeway

Read about Ruth Corderoy's virtual walking challenge along Britain's oldest road for Sobell House.

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An image of Ruth Corderoy.

A (Virtual) Walk Along The Ridgeway

Read about Ruth Corderoy's virtual walking challenge along Britain's oldest road for Sobell House.

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Leading through a crisis

Diane Gardner, CEO of the Sobell House Hospice Charity, has written her thoughts on leadership and navigating a business through the coronavirus pandemic...

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Leading through a crisis

Diane Gardner, CEO of the Sobell House Hospice Charity, has written her thoughts on leadership and navigating a business through the coronavirus pandemic...

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Anna Sutherland, Palliative Medicine Registrar

The latest diary in our 'Day in the Life' series. Anna, a Palliative Medicine Registrar working in our hospital team, shares what a typical day working at Sobell House is like for her.

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Anna Sutherland, Palliative Medicine Registrar

The latest diary in our 'Day in the Life' series. Anna, a Palliative Medicine Registrar working in our hospital team, shares what a typical day working at Sobell House is like for her.

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Rose Verney, Art Therapist

The latest diary in our 'Day in the Life' series. Our Art Therapist, Rose, shares what a typical day working at Sobell House is like for her.

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Rose Verney, Art Therapist

The latest diary in our 'Day in the Life' series. Our Art Therapist, Rose, shares what a typical day working at Sobell House is like for her.

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Planning a funeral

As part of Dying Matters Week 2020, our chaplaincy team have put together some helpful advice and information when thinking ahead and planning your funeral, to help ensure your wishes are heard and fulfilled.

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Planning a funeral

As part of Dying Matters Week 2020, our chaplaincy team have put together some helpful advice and information when thinking ahead and planning your funeral, to help ensure your wishes are heard and fulfilled.

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Continuing to be heard

For Dying Matters Week 2020, our bereavement team have put together a useful piece on the continuing need to be listened to and to be heard following bereavement.

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Continuing to be heard

For Dying Matters Week 2020, our bereavement team have put together a useful piece on the continuing need to be listened to and to be heard following bereavement.

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Planning ahead – my wishes

As part of Dying Matters Week 2020, we’ve written a helpful document for you to download so you can plan ahead and outline your future wishes. It can be hard be to talk about death and dying with our loved ones, so we hope this document is a good starting point for you.

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Planning ahead – my wishes

As part of Dying Matters Week 2020, we’ve written a helpful document for you to download so you can plan ahead and outline your future wishes. It can be hard be to talk about death and dying with our loved ones, so we hope this document is a good starting point for you.

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Tips on how to cope with grief during lockdown

Helpful ways to cope with and manage your grief during the coronavirus pandemic written by our Bereavement Care Lead, Srinder Singh.

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Tips on how to cope with grief during lockdown

Helpful ways to cope with and manage your grief during the coronavirus pandemic written by our Bereavement Care Lead, Srinder Singh.

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Spring Summer 2020 Newsletter

Our Spring and Summer Newsletter

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Spring Summer 2020 Newsletter

Our Spring and Summer Newsletter

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Steventon Choral Society Sings For Sobell House In Its 60th Year

On Saturday 28th September 2019, Steventon Choral Society held a concert in Steventon Village Hall as part of the Voices for Hospices movement raising vital funds for Sobell House.

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Steventon Choral Society Sings For Sobell House In Its 60th Year

On Saturday 28th September 2019, Steventon Choral Society held a concert in Steventon Village Hall as part of the Voices for Hospices movement raising vital funds for Sobell House.

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Autumn 2019 Newsletter

Now available to view online.

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Autumn 2019 Newsletter

Now available to view online.

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Emma Rothwell, Senior Physiotherapist

A day in the life

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Emma Rothwell, Senior Physiotherapist

A day in the life

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Chris Coutts, Social Worker

A day in the life of our Social Worker

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Chris Coutts, Social Worker

A day in the life of our Social Worker

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Tom Crook, Music Therapist

A day in the life of our Music Therapist

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Tom Crook, Music Therapist

A day in the life of our Music Therapist

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Srinder Singh, Bereavement Care & Voluntary Services Lead

A day in the life of our Bereavement Care Lead

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Srinder Singh, Bereavement Care & Voluntary Services Lead

A day in the life of our Bereavement Care Lead

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Gwyn Huish, Driver

A day in the life

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Gwyn Huish, Driver

A day in the life

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Bidding opens for My Lovely Postcards

Bidding has got off to a roaring start on My Lovely Postcards, Sobell House’s art exhibition and fundraising online auction, held every two years in memory of Beth Foreman.

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Bidding opens for My Lovely Postcards

Bidding has got off to a roaring start on My Lovely Postcards, Sobell House’s art exhibition and fundraising online auction, held every two years in memory of Beth Foreman.

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Victoria Bradley & Matthew Carey, Consultants

A day in the life

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Victoria Bradley & Matthew Carey, Consultants

A day in the life

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Kare Plus joins the 40 Club

We are delighted to announce that another local Oxfordshire business has joined our 40 Club.

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Kare Plus joins the 40 Club

We are delighted to announce that another local Oxfordshire business has joined our 40 Club.

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A huge thank you to the Carriers Arms for raising over £20,000 for Sobell House

The Carriers Arms in Watlington, has been supporting Sobell House since 2015 with various fundraising initiatives, including meat raffles, collecting tins on the bar, sponsored challenges and fab events.

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A huge thank you to the Carriers Arms for raising over £20,000 for Sobell House

The Carriers Arms in Watlington, has been supporting Sobell House since 2015 with various fundraising initiatives, including meat raffles, collecting tins on the bar, sponsored challenges and fab events.

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Head shave challenge raises more than £2,500 for Sobell House

A few weeks ago, Simon Mace decided to brave the shave and go bald for Sobell House.

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Head shave challenge raises more than £2,500 for Sobell House

A few weeks ago, Simon Mace decided to brave the shave and go bald for Sobell House.

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Maddie Ball, Fundraiser

A day in the life

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Maddie Ball, Fundraiser

A day in the life

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Gemma Hands, Community Nurse

A day in the life

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Gemma Hands, Community Nurse

A day in the life

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Wuthering Heights

‘A truly wonderful and memorable evening – simply perfect!' That’s how one of our supporters described our evening at Wadham College.

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Wuthering Heights

‘A truly wonderful and memorable evening – simply perfect!' That’s how one of our supporters described our evening at Wadham College.

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Breaking News: Another Great Sobell House Business Breakfast

Last Friday a group of local business people gathered at Gee’s Restaurant for the second Sobell House Business Breakfast.

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Breaking News: Another Great Sobell House Business Breakfast

Last Friday a group of local business people gathered at Gee’s Restaurant for the second Sobell House Business Breakfast.

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Graham Sykes, Chaplain

A day in the life

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Graham Sykes, Chaplain

A day in the life

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Great new signing for Sobell!

Oxford United have joined our 40 Club!

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Great new signing for Sobell!

Oxford United have joined our 40 Club!

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Golf Day raises a record £19,000!

On May 31st 23 teams gathered at Studley Wood Golf Club to take part in our annual Golf Day.

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Golf Day raises a record £19,000!

On May 31st 23 teams gathered at Studley Wood Golf Club to take part in our annual Golf Day.

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M & S Partner with Sobell House

We are delighted to announce that Marks & Spencer in Oxford city centre are supporting Sobell House throughout 2019.

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M & S Partner with Sobell House

We are delighted to announce that Marks & Spencer in Oxford city centre are supporting Sobell House throughout 2019.

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The Angry Crocodile!!!

A big Thank You to our friends Noor, Mariyah and Yusuf who performed The Angry Crocodile and raised a brilliant £102.20 for Sobell House in memory of their dear Grandfather.

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The Angry Crocodile!!!

A big Thank You to our friends Noor, Mariyah and Yusuf who performed The Angry Crocodile and raised a brilliant £102.20 for Sobell House in memory of their dear Grandfather.

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Music Therapy

Music therapy plays an important part in our everyday lives and it can be calming or exciting, joyful and poignant. 

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Music Therapy

Music therapy plays an important part in our everyday lives and it can be calming or exciting, joyful and poignant. 

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Volunteers

Thank you for your support!

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Volunteers

Thank you for your support!

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Mad Marston Hares

Oxford-based folk trio ‘The Mad Marston Hares’ have released a single 'Ned of the Hill'.

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Mad Marston Hares

Oxford-based folk trio ‘The Mad Marston Hares’ have released a single 'Ned of the Hill'.

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Jack FM Brick Awards

Sobell House is delighted to be the chosen charity for this year’s Jack FM Brick Awards.

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Jack FM Brick Awards

Sobell House is delighted to be the chosen charity for this year’s Jack FM Brick Awards.

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Thanks to the Keen Skydive Team

Sarah and Robert Keen have been supporters of Sobell House for a long time. Last year, they decided to try something different, and decided to skydive for Sobell House.

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Thanks to the Keen Skydive Team

Sarah and Robert Keen have been supporters of Sobell House for a long time. Last year, they decided to try something different, and decided to skydive for Sobell House.

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Scott Fraser joins the 40 Club

We are delighted to announce that local independent estate and letting agents Scott Fraser have joined the 40 Club.

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Scott Fraser joins the 40 Club

We are delighted to announce that local independent estate and letting agents Scott Fraser have joined the 40 Club.

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Sobell House Business Breakfast

On February 28th we invited over 60 members of the local business community to our very first Business Breakfast at the Cherwell Boathouse.

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Sobell House Business Breakfast

On February 28th we invited over 60 members of the local business community to our very first Business Breakfast at the Cherwell Boathouse.

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50 Marathons by 50

Mark Temple from Barns Road, Cowley woke up on his 49th birthday and decided to try to run not one, not two, but fifty marathons in a single year in support of Sobell House.

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50 Marathons by 50

Mark Temple from Barns Road, Cowley woke up on his 49th birthday and decided to try to run not one, not two, but fifty marathons in a single year in support of Sobell House.

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Kingerlee choose Sobell House aa their Charity of the Year

We are delighted to announce that the local family builders Kingerlee are supporting Sobell House in 2019. Established in 1868, this well known and highly respected local business has been providing high quality building in and around Oxfordshire for five generations.

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Kingerlee choose Sobell House aa their Charity of the Year

We are delighted to announce that the local family builders Kingerlee are supporting Sobell House in 2019. Established in 1868, this well known and highly respected local business has been providing high quality building in and around Oxfordshire for five generations.

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