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Welcome to The Ark

We’ve now completed the building of The Ark!



The Ark is set on a 7.5 acre nature reserve in Barnet. It’s a home-from-home for seriously unwell children, where they can be children and not just patients. It’s an inspiring space for relaxation, adventure and the opportunity for children and families to connect with others facing similar challenges.


Research found that there were over 1,200 children with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions in our catchment area, but no children’s hospice. London was crying out for the facility, so we responded to the need and The Ark was completed in 2019.


The Ark has been built to be a hub for children’s palliative care services in the area. It will be a place of life and light for over 300 families who we already work with and hundreds more. But we still need your support to help us to bring The Ark to life.


“It is fantastic to see staff and students at Highgate School supporting a cause that is close to the hearts of everyone at Tottenham Hotspur FC. I would like to wish them the best of luck with the rest of their charity week and hope that they raise lots of money to help build The Ark.”

Fernando Llorente, player at Tottenham Hotspur FC

"Nobody can take Alonso’s illnesses away but over the last seven years, Noah’s Ark’s wonderful social workers and carers have put a smile on our faces, have fought for us, and given me a safe space to cry my tears, so I can stay strong for Alonso. Noah’s Ark is like a family to us now."

Enkeledja, mother of Alonso

"Noah’s Ark is ideally placed to fill the need for additional palliative care services for children in North London. The hospice building will provide a central hub for local charities and health and social care service providers to work effectively in partnership and provide outstanding care for children and young people and their families. "

Dr Finella Craig - Lead Consultant in Paediatric Palliative Medicine, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust

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