Monthly Archives: June 2018

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 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: 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.