Raising Money for Noah’s Ark Hospice

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As anyone who works anywhere near me will know I am running the London Marathon this year. (I realize I’ve probably bored them all to tears with it – sorry!)

Please help me to make the 300 or more miles I’ve run in training in rain, wind, snow, ice, more lately sunshine – sometimes all of the above, worth it.

This is the first marathon I’ve ever run (and probably my last – it’s really tough – who knew?!)  so please help me to help a fantastic London based charity called Noah’s Ark. http://noahsarkhospice.org.uk

Noah’s Ark don’t get any charity places in the London Marathon, even though it is their local marathon. I was ‘lucky’ enough to get a place in the ballot so we wanted to help a smaller more local charity, who are doing such fantastic work.

Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice is a dynamic  children’s hospice service, providing practical and emotional support to life-limited and life-threatened children and their families, within the communities of North London. They need to raise £10 million to build a facility so that families who need care have somewhere to go .

In 2012 / 2013 (depending on funding) they aim to build a bedded hospice on the outskirts of Barnet. They are working in conjunction with the London Wildlife Trust because the piece of land they have bought used to belong to Barnet Council and was an ‘environmental centre’. It’s all run down now with a pile of derelict buildings so the plan is to build not just a hospice but an environmental building which will provide educational opportunities for children and families and have a constant two way contact with the hospice. A real living breathing space.

The plans are fab. Everything is going to be built with sustainability in mind and it will be as close to ‘carbon neutral’ as possible and have minimum environmental impact. It’s going to be so much more than ‘just’ a hospice because everything will link in with local people and the countryside and the idea is that families facing bereavement will be able to feel connected and part of something. They are planning to include two ‘bereavement suites’ so that families who have lost a child don’t have to face leaving their child’s body at an undertaker or morgue. And there will be treatment rooms, 5 hospice beds and 4 (I think) family rooms. It all looks fantastic.

If you can spare a little bit of cash, we’d be really grateful.

You can donate here:


Or by text:

Just text LUXF99 £x to 70070

You can sponsor 1,2,3,4,5 or 10!

Thank you very much for reading.




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