Did you see Noah’s Ark featured on BBC Children in Need on Friday 17 November, with a film starring Jules, one of our fantastic Specialist Carers? The film gives an insight into a day in the life of a Noah’s Ark Specialist Carer and shows the impact that Jules’ care has on the children and families he supports.

Our nurse-trained Specialist Carers visit family homes, providing care alongside fun and stimulating play activities. We were thrilled that BBC Children in Need chose to showcase Noah’s Ark because we are so proud of the work we do to support children with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions. If you missed the film, you can watch it here:

The film is a wonderful tribute and, thanks to BBC Children in Need Appeal Night, reached an estimated audience of 8 million viewers! Noah’s Ark receives a 3-year grant from Children in Need to part-fund our Specialist Care Team.

We are grateful for the grant we receive from BBC Children in Need, and the chance to showcase our work, but the film focuses on just one of our Specialist Carers and three of the families we support. If we are to reach the 1,200 children with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions in our area, who need our help and support, then we must do more. This is why we are building The Ark, the first children’s hospice building in North and Central London.

Once built, The Ark will complement our Hospice-at-Home services, providing 24-hour end-of-life and post-death care, overnight stays and sensory, music and art rooms. The state-of-the-art building is set within a beautiful 7.5 acre nature reserve in Barnet.

If you’ve been moved or inspired by seeing some of the families we support and the work we do at Noah’s Ark, please donate to our Give an Hour Appeal and help us build The Ark.