Leaving behind a legacy
Clark, the little boy featured on this page, wouldn’t be here without the Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital for Wales. He was so ill with meningitis that doctors didn’t expect him to survive. But thanks to the hospital and the equipment that our supporters help us to provide, he’s now home and started his first day in nursery school last month.
Clark and his parents returned to the Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital for Wales recently to meet Judy Goodfellow, whose brother, Mark, left a gift in his Will to the Noah’s Ark Charity. Mark sadly passed away in 2015 but spent a long period in hospital himself as a child in the 1960s. Judy thinks that it was this experience that inspired Mark to support our work.
Judy said: “It’s been a privilege to meet Clark and hear his remarkable story today. It’s hard to imagine watching him run around so full of beans that without this hospital, he simply wouldn’t be here. It feels like a real honour to think that my family has played a small part in helping to keep this lovely family, and many others like them, together. There’s no greater tribute to my brother than that.”
You can read Clark’s story in full here.