All posts by John Smeeton

Hampstead Race for Life 7th July 2018

Dearblha Cormacain is coming in to John Smeeton between 1pm and 3pm today 26th June to talk about the Hampstead Heath Race for Life which is taking place at 11:00 on Saturday 7th July in the beautiful Hampstead Heath. The route is a single lap around the scenic Hampstead Heath, it takes place mainly on pathways however there is a small section running through the wooded area. Though there are a few hills on the course, this 5k is suitable for all abilities. This is thousands of women uniting with one purpose. Walk, jog or run. Raise valuable funds for research. THIS IS BEATING CANCER.

Noah’s Ark Charity shortlisted for two building awards please help and vote

Noah’s Ark a finalist for the Jewson Building Better Communities Prize
Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice is a finalist for the Jewson Building Better Communities Prize worth £45,000 which will go towards creating the Horticultural and Sensory Garden at The Ark children’s hospice. This will serve families in Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Islington, Haringey and Hertsmere.Now Noah’s Ark NEED YOUR VOTE – please go to https://noah.do/2M83LRj Voting closes 20 June.
Research conducted by Contact a Family found that 72% of families with disabled children experience poor mental health. Noah’s Ark helps to promote mental well-being for seriously unwell children and their families and develops resilience. The ongoing use of the Horticultural and Sensory Garden will enhance current services and in particular, will offer ongoing opportunities for children and families to develop relationships within their local community. As Michael, father of 12 year old Eli, who is supported by Noah’s Ark, say; “Gardens are crucial for children who have physical or sensory difficulties. We walk past a garden and we don’t even think about it, but for Eli, it is crucial as it provokes a response from her. It’s one way of stimulating her to the natural environment, it is an important experience that will help brain development, attentiveness or engagement. It’s like a huge playground for Eli’s brain and senses. The Horticultural and Sensory Garden is going to be a big plus for The Ark.”
Noah’s Ark shortlisted for the New London Architecture Awards 2018
Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice has also been shortlisted for the New London Architecture Awards 2018 in the ‘Wellbeing’ category. These are projects that are designed to improve the health and wellbeing of Londoners, young and old, from healthcare facilities to housing for an ageing population. Winners will be announced Wednesday 4 July.
YOU CAN VOTE for Noah’s Ark here: http://newlondonarchitecture.org/whats-on/new-london-awards/new-london-awards/awards-2018-shortlist/categories/wellbeing Voting closes 22 June. The New London Awards 2018 celebrate London’s best new projects across all sectors of the built environment. Supported by the Mayor of London, the annual Awards seek projects of the highest design quality which make a positive contribution to life in the capital.

Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice

On Tuesday 22nd of May between 1 and 3pm Join John Smeeton when Rebecca Lowe comes in to update us on the progress and talks about Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice a community-based hospice service providing support for children and young people with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions and their families in North and Central London and Hertsmere. In 2017 we looked after 234 families (up from 189 in 2017), provided 3,850 hours of specialist care and organised 43 Family Activities events. However we need to provide more care for more children, and that is why we are building the Ark, the first children’s hospice building in North and Central London. It will be a home-from-home for seriously unwell children, where they will be given the time and space to be children, and not just patients. Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice recently celebrated a build milestone for the Ark – the erection of our oak frame for the central atrium. The atrium of The Ark will be a communal area with natural light, windows looking out onto the nature reserve and a warm welcoming environment. It will feature a café and seating areas where parents can meet each other for a chat over a coffee and slice of cake’

 

 

Jonathan Mullen Royal Free Charity

Jonathan talks to John during Afternoon Delight this coming Tuesday 17th April between 1 & 3 pm Royal Free Radio Jonathan joined the charity in October 2017. He will ell us about community fundraising events, coordinating with fundraisers, and supporters. Jonathan brings to The Royal Free Charity lots of experience as a lead fundraiser in both emerging and established charities in the UK and Ireland, where he developed fundraising strategies, and ran campaigns to engage individuals and communities.

Food Banks

Kerry Coe The Manager of North Enfield Food Bank  is coming in to Afternoon delight on Tuesday 20th March between 1 and 3pm to talk to John about Food Banks and how they work. The Foodbank Network was founded in 2004 after four years of developing the original foodbank based in Salisbury. Since then The Trussell Trust has helped communities work together to launch foodbanks nationwide in a wide range of towns and cities.In 2016/17, The Trussell Trust’s Foodbank Network provided 1,182,954 three-day emergency food supplies and support to UK people in crisis. Of these, over 430,000 went to children

Councillor Daniel Anderson Recycling

Councillor Daniel Anderson is coming in to Afternoon Delight to join John Smeeton on Tuesday 13th March between 1 and 3pm to discuss should residents across North London bother to recycle? What are some of the costs associated with waste (for Councils and residents)? Can they really be avoided?How are Councils making it easier to recycle?Thinking out of the box – what ideas do we have to make recycling easier. It’s not just about what goes into your bin. It’s what we keep out of the bin that is important too.