A hospice which offers end-of-life care to children received a generous donation to help them continue their work.

Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice were given £1,000 by Pavers Foundation, a charitable trust, created by family-owned shoe retailer Pavers Shoes in 2018.

Richard Hudson, store manager of Jones Bootmaker in St Albans which is part of Pavers, applied for a grant application after seeing the hospice's work through a BBC Children in Need video.

He added: “Seeing and learning about the wonderful work of the specialist care team inspired me to support their cause, which is so important to the community.”

The hospice support children, young and their families by providing clinical, practical, emotional care and support to those with life limiting or threatening illnesses

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The hospice's corporate and community fundraiser Becca Lowe with Richard Hudson and hospice's trust fundraiser Craig Gardiner.

The hospice opened in September last year The Ark, a new children’s hospice building for North and Central London and Hertsmere.

The Ark is on a 7.5-acre nature reserve and includes rooms for music, sensory, soft play and art.

Pavers Foundation was established in 2018 so the business could give generously to charities.

Each staff member can put forward causes close to their heart relating to health, education and community.

Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice director of income generation Alison Goodman said: “This donation will enable our incredible team of specialist carers to support more children than ever before, in their homes, in the community and in The Ark.”