Two children’s charities in the UK have said the coronavirus pandemic has taken their collaboration to “a new level” after they joined forces to help seriously unwell children affected by the virus.
Camp Simcha, a Jewish charity, and Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice, both based in north London, worked together on the opening of an in-patient unit to babies and children facing clinical or social emergencies during the pandemic, relieving pressure on the NHS.
Camp Simcha advised on the new unit based at Noah’s Ark’s new children’s hospice building in Barnet, which is called The Ark.
It was been built utilising Camp Simcha’s knowledge and expertise to enable Orthodox families to stay in the building and adhere to all religious observances, even over Shabbat.
Alison Goodman of Noah’s Ark said: “We are in a time of unprecedented crisis and it’s wonderful to see that we are able to give something back to the community… We owe a debt of gratitude to Camp Simcha for their time and expertise.”
Neville Goldschneider of Camp Simcha, said: “We’re delighted to partner with Noah’s Ark to support Jewish children and families in these unprecedented times. It’s so important that charities and organisations can join together at this moment.”
Noah’s Ark has also launched a coronavirus appeal which you can see here: www.noahsarkhospice.org.uk/coronavirus