Children took part in a host of arts and crafts while raising money for young people with life-limiting and life-threatening illnesses.

Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice put on a range of activities at Brent Cross Shopping Centre during half term, collecting just over £1,000 in donations.

Children made animal masks, dressed up as detectives and wrote their very own secret messages, while others enjoyed a soft play area, magic and puppetry.

Laura Bridle, Noah’s Ark community fundraiser, said: “It was great to see lots of smiling faces, having fun while raising money for Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice.

"We raised an incredible £1046.17 to help us continue the vital work we do with life-limited and life-threatened children and their families living in North London.”