Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice is to receive funding after the Co-Op welcomed the latest beneficiaries to its Local Community Fund.

The Co-Op Local Community Fund helps to support local projects that their members care about. Since its launch in 2017, Co-Op members have raised £39 million pounds for over 12,000 local causes.

Co-Op members, receive a 5% reward for themselves with a further 1% going to local causes when they buy own-brand products. Members can decide how the money is allocated, and are encouraged to select the causes they wish to support online.

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 help from Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice. Year-on-year Noah’s Ark has seen an increase in referrals from families needing support.

As a charity, Noah’s Ark is dependent on private donations to provide services, with less than 10% of funding coming from the statutory sector.

We are heartened by the support from our local community and Co-Op. Noah’s Ark children’s Hospice is a local charity and seeks to help seriously ill children across North and Central London and Hertsmere,” said Alison Goodman, Director of Fundraising at Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice. “Not only will money from the fund help support existing at home services, but also to help us complete building our new hospice, The Ark.”

 

Local Co-Op stores include: Cockfosters Parade, East Barnet Road, Mays Lane and Chipping Barnet.

Picture: Cheque presentation at Co-Op Mays Lane, Barnet. Featuring Co-Op staff, Mayor of Barnet – Reuben Thompstone, and Ella Toll – Community & Events Fundraising Assistant at Noah’s Ark.

 

Media contacts

To arrange interviews, photographers or find out more please contact Maxine Poole, Head of Marketing and Communications, Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice, mobile: 07376 423 864 or email mpoole@noahsarkhospice.org.uk

 

Notes to Editors

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. The new state-of-the-art hospice building, The Ark, will offer a range of children’s palliative care services that are currently unavailable in North London.

 

The fact, figures and stats (compiled January 2019)

In 2018 Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice

  • Supported 287 seriously unwell babies and children compared to 217 in 2017.
  • Supported 344 of their siblings families, 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.