Noah’s Ark has welcomed Cllr Reuben Thompstone, Mayor of the London Borough of Barnet, to the site of The Ark several times over the build period. We spoke to him about his support of the project and what this will mean to his constituency.

Mayor Thompstone“As the youngest ever Mayor of the London Borough of Barnet, I am delighted to see The Ark springing up from this wonderful Barnet location. I am happy that Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice has chosen this great place to build a facility that will bring hope and solace to the growing number of families, experiencing some of the most challenging life situations.

All of our young people bring joy and hope, and the work undertaken by Noah’s Ark recognises this, alongside the difficulties of giving real support in tough circumstances. I sincerely hope this new building will attract the attention, not just of those families with direct experience, but also of wider communities. It is crucial that all of our residents truly understand how important this work is, and the need for a full appreciation of life with a family member who is seriously unwell, and unlikely to reach an age that most of us would take for granted.

The engagement undertaken, to build a purposeful, sympathetic, practical and attractive venue, ensures this well used space will be appreciated and celebrated, given the opportunities it will provide.

I have visited The Ark build site several times and take keen interest in the progression of this project. There are many children and young people who will benefit further with these premises than they already do, from the work of Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice.

I wish the team speed and fortune in seeing the journey from idea, through exceptional design, and to the ultimate fruition of a state of the art community hub.”

To read more about The Ark and how the build is progressing see August build update from The Ark