We have previously worked with Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice to provide high quality arts activities to children with life limited and life-threatened illness and their families. Families were invited to family days where they could see a show and take part in a performance or craft workshop.
During the project Noah's Ark families went on an exciting journey with Dotti and Raymond in a performance of The Enormous Turnip, laughed at the Comedy Club 4 Kids, made stained glass windows, and explored acting and photography skills with professional artists.
The Siblings Groups worked with artists Miriam Baez and Katerina Fotopoulos to create a very special artwork to go on display at Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice’s brand new building. To see the artwork created please check out our photo gallery.
These family days were supported by The Prince’s Foundation for Children & the Arts' Start programme.
"The time devoted to symptom control, care and support for a serious illness very often means that children, siblings and parents miss out on the enjoyment of shared, everyday family activities and experiences that most of us take for granted.
Our Start programme provides families coping with this most difficult time a rare respite from the illness, allowing them to spend valuable time together in a new relaxed but adapted and supported setting enjoying arts activities and experiences that will stay with them forever."
Jeremy Newton, Chief Executive, The Prince's Foundation for Children & the Arts