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Ledley supports Noah’s Ark during Children’s Hospice Week

Posted on 25 May 2016  - 11:11

Ledley King visited the Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice charity shop in Barnet on Tuesday to help raise awareness of Children’s Hospice Week (May 23-29), the UK’s only awareness and fundraising week for children with life-shortening conditions and their families.

Ledley King helps out in the Noah's Ark Children's Hospice charity shop in BarnetHelping to sort out donated stockServing a customerPosing for a photo with volunteers

The former Club captain and England international defender spent the morning helping volunteers working in the shop, sorting through donated items of clothing, books and household goods, putting out new stock and serving customers.

Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice provides North London’s only ‘hospice at home’ service, supporting children and young people with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions and their families.

The charity has three shops in North London which are used to raise funds through the sales of donated goods to help Noah’s Ark continue to deliver its vital work across the boroughs of Barnet, Enfield, Haringey, Islington, Camden and Hertsmere.

For the next two years, the Club will be helping to raise awareness of Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice and drive the recruitment of volunteers as part of a two-year charity partnership.

Ledley said: “Noah’s Ark does some amazing work for children and families across North London so if anyone has any old clothes, books, furniture or toys that they aren’t using anymore, please don’t throw them away and instead donate them to one of the Noah’s Ark charity shops – it could really help to make a difference to the lives of young people who need our help the most.”

Tom Stringer, Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice shop manager, said: “Our three shops are little community hubs, where locals have been dropping by to support us for many years.

“The support for our cause is invaluable. It’s great to welcome a genuine hero along to acknowledge the importance of all the work that goes on here.”

Noah’s Ark Chief Executive, Ru Watkins, added: “Members of the community have come together to create charities such as ours and provide extra support that would not otherwise be available. Children’s Hospice Week is an important opportunity to mark this support for children with life-limiting and life-threatening illnesses and their families.

“We thank the community for their ongoing support and generosity and invite them to continue helping us, as we expand the care we provide and prepare to build our new bespoke hospice.”

To find out how you can support Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice, please visit www.forpreciousmoments.com