Thanks to the generosity of the guests at the PCT's Annual Boxing Dinner, we have been able to pledge a minimum of £30k to Noah's Ark sensory room. Our intention is to furnish the sensory room with the very latest specialist equipment that is essential in bringing some relief to the children in their hospice care.
If you would like to support this project and help the PCT do more, please contact us.
Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice provides care and support for babies, children and young people who have life-limiting and life-threatening conditions, enabling them to live life as fully as possible and achieve their aspirations. Delivering services in North London and Hertsmere, we also support families during their child’s life and help them face the future with hope after the death of their child and throughout bereavement.
Our Building the Ark Appeal is raising the funds required to
construct North London’s only children’s hospice building.
Complementing our sector-renowned ‘hospice at home’ and community-based services, a hospice building will allow us to offer a wider breadth of care to more of the 1,169 babies, children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions in our catchment area.
The hospice will be built on a 7.5 acre nature reserve close to Barnet
town centre and will provide an inspiring space for relaxation, adventure
and for children and their families to connect with others facing similar
challenges. It will be a ‘home from home’ for children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions, where they will be given the time and space to be children and not just patients.
Why North London needs a children’s hospice building
There are 1,169 babies, children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions living in Noah’s Ark’s catchment area but there is no children’s hospice building in North London.
The hospice building will offer a range of children’s palliative care services that are not currently available in North London through the specialised and supportive setting of a children’s hospice, including:
* Delivery of 24-hour end-of-life-care, including
specialised care for newborn babies
* Post-death care, including 24-hour family access to their child’s body and bereavement counselling in dedicated Bereavement Suites
* Overnight respite stays for children, giving them and their families valuable time to recuperate and recharge
* Sensory, music and art rooms
* Specially designed gardens and surroundings to provide sanctuary and peace for children and families
The nearest children’s hospice buildings to Noah’s Ark’s catchment area are Richard House in East London, Shooting Star Chase in Twickenham, Haven House in Essex and Keech Hospice in Bedfordshire.
Many families in North London find it difficult to access these facilities because of distance and transport challenges. Families also often struggle with the psychological upheaval of leaving their community and the Noah’s Ark support network.
A hub for children’s palliative care in North London
Noah’s Ark’s hospice building will be a hub for children’s palliative care services in North London,
acting as a training and volunteer development base for both Noah’s Ark’s Care Team and our
partners in the sector.
The PCT and Norwood Annual Charity Boxing Dinner - 10th May 2017
The PCT donated £4000 to the Run Rio Run fundraising campaign. Set up to provide Rio with new lightweight prosthetic running blades throughout his childhood.
Phyzzpod is an innovative sensory learning experience for schools and hospices. In partnership with KidsOut, the Paskin Children's Trust is providing 3 sensory rooms per year to special schools, particularly those specialising in autism, and hospices.