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Seriously ill children enjoy a taste of sport with Noah's Ark Children's Hospice in Barnet
Children with serious illnesses enjoyed a “fantastic” afternoon away from their treatment at a family sports day.
The High Barnet-based Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice put on the activity afternoon for its patients, all of whom suffer life-limiting or life-threatening illnesses.
More than 70 children and their families attended the event, at Ashmole Academy, in Southgate, on August 23.
Barnet Athletics Club provided sponge javelins for one event and engraved medals, which were handed to participants during a ceremony at the end of the day.
Activities also included a mini-obstacle course, egg and spoon races and athletics.
Barnet FC mascot Mr Bumble handed medals to children, while Muslim community project Sharing Our Food Together provided lunch for families that attended.
The day was paid for with some of the £3,000 raised at John Lewis Brent Cross earlier this year.
Kathryn Goodman, Noah’s Ark family activities co-ordinator said: “What a fantastic day. These days give the children a break from the home environment and a chance to spend time with their family. It also provides an opportunity for them to meet other families who may be in similar situation.
“The sports day was a great chance to capitalise on all that Olympic spirit and give our families the opportunity to take part in activities that they may not normally have access to. Thank you to
all who attended.”