Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice – Baby Jumble’s north London charity partner

noahs_ark_logoNoah’s Ark is very proud to be Baby Jumble’s charity partner in North London. We receive 25% of all takings on the door and also any unsold stock at the end of the event, which is always great quality and enables us to raise vital funds to support our work with families across North London.

Noah’s Ark is an expanding children’s hospice service, seeking to serve an estimated 900 children with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions, and their families, living within the communities of North London, specifically the boroughs of Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Haringey and Islington. To date Noah’s Ark has worked with 200 families.

Our aim is to support these families in a flexible way – responding to their specific circumstances with services that encompass the whole family enabling them to live positive lives and face the future with hope. The services provided range from practical and emotional support, outings for the family and, in some cases, end-of-life and bereavement care. Our service provision has grown in direct response to the families’ needs ands we have created an innovative range of services with them in mind.

Noah’s Ark currently has a very active community team, providing vital support to life-limited children and their families. Through initiatives like our Play Scheme, Siblings Support Programme, Family Support Volunteer Service, Family Days and Specialist Carers, we are able to offer families support where it is most needed, filing gaps in areas not supported by other service providers.

With land now acquired, this community work will, one day, be complemented by additional services within a hospice building. With a building, we will be able to offer overnight respite care and end-of-life care for those families that need it.

Noah’s Ark’s aim is to help families enjoy their lives together while their child is still alive or undergoing stressful treatment and go on to face the future with hope if their child dies. Our services have developed over time in response to the requirements of our families – we aim to provide what families say they want, when they want it and in a place of their choosing.

In order to achieve our aim, we need to raise £1.2million every year to maintain our existing service. Our dedicated fundraising team do this in a variety of ways, from community events to applications for grants and corporate support. We also have 3 successful charity shops in Barnet, Finchley Road and Borehamwood. Children’s items are always good sellers so the donations received after Baby Jumble sales are really valuable to us. If you can’t make it down to the next sale, pop into one of our shops for some great children’s wear, toys and kids furniture!