Howell’s School and the Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital Charity celebrated together on May 31st when the jointly funded Children’s Garden was officially declared open by Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital Charity Patron Diane Engelhardt. The garden, located near the entrance to the Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital for Wales, will provide a relaxing environment for patients, their families and hospital staff alike.
Howell’s School in Llandaff,Cardiff, helped to fund the venture, and provided excellent entertainment throughout the ceremony. Specially invited guests enjoyed music from the school jazz group and songs from some of the younger pupils dressed as animals from the Ark.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital Charity Patron, Diane Engelhardt, said; “I am delighted to open this wonderful facility for use by our children.”
Attending the ceremony, special guest Lesley Griffiths AM, Minister for Health and Social Services, also expressed her pleasure of the garden facility; ‘Any length of time a young person has to spend in hospital can be traumatic. This wonderful garden will certainly help to lift spirits for many young people over many years to come, and I congratulate the children of Howell’s School for their imaginative and creative designs.”
Lyn Jones, Chairman of the Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital Charity, said he was thrilled to have helped make such a garden possible, and hopes it will be in use for many years to come. He thanked Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital Charity Vice Chairman Eddie Hayward for his hard work and support during the garden’s construction.