Make twice the difference to the children of Jungle ward this week!

Get your donation doubled

Our Jungle Ward Appeal is back and for one week only, you can get your donation DOUBLED as part of the Big Give Christmas Challenge!* 

First lunched in December 2019, the aim of this appeal is to transform Jungle ward in to a place that suits the needs of every child cared for there. When Covid-19 hit, we had to put our plans on pause while we focussed on responding to the needs of children, families and frontline staff across the hospital as they dealt with the fallout from the pandemic. But now is the time to re-build, because the children of Jungle ward need our help more than ever.



The needs of the children of Jungle ward here at the Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital for Wales have changed. It’s now time for the ward to change with it so that the 1,400 young patients looked after there every year can continue to get the best possible care. Jungle ward cares for more children with complex medical conditions and young people in mental health crisis than ever before. It also now provides rehabilitation for children with brain injuries, where previously they travelled elsewhere for this specialist treatment. Due to the nature of the conditions being treated there, hospital stays for young patients on Jungle Ward can be a lot longer or more frequent than average, while for others they are shorter but often traumatic.


Help make our Jungle Ward mighty!

You can help make life better for the children of Jungle ward by donating to our appeal. We need to raise £1 million as soon as possible to transform it in to an inclusive and stimulating environment designed specifically to provide the best possible level of care. A space where families can still be families during their hospital stays.



Your DOUBLED donation will help fund:

  • Stimulating spaces like a play area, sensory space and ‘teen zone’ where children and young
    people of all ages and abilities can have fun and learn through play.
  • A safe and therapeutic environment for young people admitted in mental health crisis
  • A room for parents where they can make food and relax for a while.
  • A ‘high care’ area for children who are acutely unwell and need close monitoring.
  • Brighter rooms with more space for parents to sleep comfortably alongside their children.
  • Fully accessible bathroom facilities that provide privacy and dignity for children with
    continence or gastro-intestinal issues and independence for children regaining skills after brain injury.



We all want the best for our children. Please help us provide the same for the children of Jungle Ward.



*Donations are matched to a limit of £24,000. If all funds available are matched during Big Give Week, the charity will raise £48,000 plus gift aid on individual donations.


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