A hospice held a “wonderful” Christmas-themed concert to help raise money for the children it supports.

Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice, in Beauchamp Court, Victors Way, Barnet, organised the Precious Moments concert to launch its new Make a Memory campaign.

More than 350 people took part in the event, which included choirs from Coldfall and Rhodes Avenue Primary Schools, in Haringey, and singers from the Crouch End Festival Chorus and the Camden Gospel Choir.

The event was hosted by actress Caroline Quentin and also attended by Mayor of Haringey Councillor Kaushika Amin.

Ms Quentin said: “I was delighted to host Noah’s Ark’s Precious Moments Concert and also to help launch their ‘Make a Memory’ campaign.

"It’s always a pleasure to support charities, like Noah’s Ark, who do such great work in the community.

“I really loved meeting everyone, especially some of the children and families who receive their support. It was a magical and inspiring evening.”

The ‘Make a Memory’ campaign encourages people to raise money for the charity as well as raise awareness of the work carried out by its staff, volunteers and supporters.

Ru Watkins, Noah's Ark chief executive, said: “This is truly a wonderful time for Noah's Ark. We have a lot to be proud of, not only in terms of what we have achieved in recent years but also with regard to our plans to develop and grow our services in the near future.

“This Christmas we will be thinking especially about the precious moments we share with our own families and friends, and asking members of the public to think about the children and families we support here at Noah’s Ark by getting involved with our ‘Make a Memory’ campaign.

“This concert was a great example of children and community groups coming together to support other children in the community – it was the perfect start to our winter campaign.”

For more information about the Make a Memory campaign, call Noah's Ark Children's Hospice on 020 8449 8877 or send an e-mail to rsevern@noahsarkhospice.org.uk