PRESS RELEASE: On the 13 April 2019, HitClubUK will be hosting its annual boxing event and this year it is in aid of Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice.
HitClub is a Social Charitable Movement that raises money for good causes through boxing. Now in its fourth year, over £230,000 has been raised for charities so far and this year the event as a whole will be held in aid of Noah’s Ark.
Twenty young professionals will take each other on to raise money for charity.
“Every boxer has a charity close to their hearts, we therefore let the boxers take ownership of their actions and raise funds for their chosen charity,” said Alex Springer, Founder of HitClubUK. “This year we have partnered with Noah’s Ark, this means all ticket sales, corporate sponsorship and boxers donations will go to help fund The Ark.”
“After seeing the construction of the The Ark, the soon to be completed children’s hospice building and describing some of the great work they do, unsurprisingly many of the lads decided to fundraise for them as well,” Alex continued.
Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice is a Hospice-at-Home service, providing clinical, practical and emotional support to babies, children and young people with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions and their families living in North and Central London and Hertsmere. Every child receives a bespoke package including specialist care and therapies as well as access to our family activities programme.
Research has revealed that there could be at least 1,200 children who would benefit from help from Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice, but currently no children’s hospice building. Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice has been raising funds to construct The Ark – a children’s hospice building for North and Central London – which will open in spring 2019.
The new state-of-the-art hospice building, based in Barnet, will offer a range of additional children’s palliative care services that are not currently available in the Noah’s Ark catchment areas. The money raised by HitClubUK on the 13 April 2019 will be donated for a Cinema and Games room inside The Ark.
“We are overjoyed to be HitClubUK’s chosen charity this year. The money raised from the event will help bring the magic of film to our children and their families,” said Alison Goodman, Director of Income Generation and Communications at Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice.
As a charity, Noah’s Ark is dependent on private donations to provide services, with less than 7% of funding coming from the statutory sector.
“Our purpose built hospice will be able accommodate children with very complex and specific needs so with the support of HitClub they will be able experience the joy of a night at the movies together with their family,” continued Alison.
HitClub’s boxing event will take place on the 13 April 2019 at The Oval Space, London.
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To arrange interviews, attend the event or find out more please contact Maxine Poole, Head of Marketing & Communications, Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice – Mobile 07376 423 864 or email email@example.com
Notes to Editors
Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice is a community-based hospice service providing support for babies, children and young people with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions and their families in North and Central London and Hertsmere. The new state-of-the-art hospice building, The Ark, will offer a range of additional children’s palliative care services that are currently unavailable in North London. Including
Sensory, music and wet play rooms
A drop-in facility for families to come anytime and meet, have a coffee, relax and use the equipment, toys and gardens
Overnight stays to help manage a child or young person’s symptoms
24-hour end-of-life-care, including specialised care for new-born babies
Post-death care, including 24-hour family access to their child’s body in Bereavement Suites
Hosting Family Activity Days, a dedicated space for Sibling Activities, Parent Groups, Bereaved Parent Groups and bereavement counselling
The fact, figures and stats (compiled January 2019)
In 2018 Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice
Supported 310 seriously unwell babies and children – compared to 217 in 2017.
Supported 344 of their siblings – compared to 271 in 2017.
Supported 517 parent carers – compared to 472 in 2017.
Accepted 111 referrals in 2018 – compared to 73 in 2017.
Gave 3,936 hours of Specialist Care in 2018 – compared to 3,848 in 2017.
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Together For Short Lives ‘On the Brink’ report in 2016 found that local authorities’ contribution to the cost of child palliative care in the voluntary sector fell by 61% and the cost of providing care went up by 10%. Children hospices receive on average 22% of funding from statutory sources, compared to 33% of adult hospices. Around 7% of Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice’s income is statutory sources.