Noah’s Ark are a local charity based in Barnet, serving the local communities in North London. Children’s hospices currently receive little or no statutory funding, therefore Noah’s Ark relies solely on the support of local businesses and individuals to fund the wonderful work they do.
Noah’s Ark was established in 1999 by the current Chair of Trustees, Michael McInerney, following the death of a child in his extended family. Following some years of fund-raising, full-time CEO Gill Dodge was appointed in August 2005. Whilst the original aim of the Board had been to raise money for a building, the new plan quickly identified that a comprehensive community outreach team was needed as soon as possible in order to meet the needs of the families. Since 2005 Noah’s Ark have now worked with over 120 families, have acquired some land for their inaugural hospice building and have a strong and diverse service, offering much needed support at a time when families need it most.
Noah’s Ark currently has a very active community team, providing vital support through initiatives like the Play Scheme, Siblings Support Programme, Family Support Volunteer Service, Family Days and Carers Bank. Through these services they are able to offer families support where it is most needed, filling gaps in areas not supported by other service providers.
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With land now acquired, Noah’s Ark are moving onto the next exciting phase – to raise the money to build a hospice building which will enable them to complement their existing community work with additional services.
See the Noah’s Ark Hospice newsletter for the latest information or to lend a hand www.noahsarkhospice.org.uk.