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.