Thousands has been raised to help build state-of-the-art facilities for a children’s hospice.

Keepmoat Regeneration has raised £5,000 in five weeks to help Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital with their ‘Building the Ark’ project, which hopes to construct a building in a 7.5 acre nature reserve.

Staff were split into two teams by Keepmoat Regeneration to take over Noah’s Ark’s two charity shops and see who could raise the most money, organising bake sales and sponsored silences to fundraise the largest amount possible.

Keepmoat Regeneration has chosen to support Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice in 2018, but Dan Germann, regional manager director for the business, wanted to get funds to the hospice sooner.

He said: “This project has touched a lot of people and the fundraising efforts to date have been remarkable.

“It didn’t sit right with us waiting until January to get involved; so we held a full strategy day with our teams and came up with the best ways we could potentially get involved and raise some money now.

"I am beyond grateful to all of our staff that took part and put their hands in their pockets and also to our subcontractors, who really got behind this with us."