Every year, Student’s form a fundraising committee and choose a charity to support. This year they have chosen the local Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice.
Maryam, Raaya, Emily and Sheena have written about why they made this choice:
Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice is a community-based hospice service providing support for children and young people with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions and their families in North and Central London and Hertsmere.
Their mission is:
To provide care and support for children and young people from birth who have a life-limiting or life-threatening condition. The aim is to enable them to live full lives and to achieve their aspirations; to ensure that families are able to live life as fully as possible while their child is still alive and go on to face the future with hope after bereavement.
In 2011, research commissioned by Together for Short Lives and conducted by Leeds University revealed that there could be at least 1,086 children who would benefit from our help. Year-on-year Noah’s Ark has seen an increase in referrals from families needing our support and we have expanded our services to meet that need.
Noah’s Ark currently has an annual income target of £1.7m to provide our vital services. As a charity we remain dependent on private donations to provide our services with less than 8% of funding coming from the statutory sector. You are able to read more about the work they do here.
We plan to do multiple events this year to raise lots of money towards this amazing charity, this includes the following events a quiz, a cinema experience and a candy cane sale
We have already raised £150 from our bake sale and hope to raise much more!