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Dragon Taxis takes a walk on the wild side with Christmas donation to Noah&#8217;s Ark Children&#8217;s Charity&#8217;s Jungle Ward

Dragon Taxis has donated £1000 to The Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital Charity to support their Jungle Ward appeal.

The Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital Charity supports the only children’s hospital for Wales, helping to ensure world class care and the best outcome and experience possible for the young patients who receive treatment there.

Operating entirely thanks to public donations, the charity raises money to fund capital projects and has previously funded a new neonatal intensive care unit. The charity is looking to raise £1 million through its latest appeal to transform their Jungle Ward into a patient-centred space, designed to deliver the best care for children with complex medical conditions, young people in mental health crisis, and those needing rehabilitation from brain injuries.

Dragon Taxis have made their fantastic donation via the Big Give Christmas Challenge, the UK’s biggest digital match funding campaign. Donations made to the Noah’s Ark Charity during the week of the campaign (midday 30 November – midday 7 December) via www.noahsarkcharity.org/junglewardappeal will be doubled (up to £24,000). This means that the £1000 donation will become £2000.

Harry Roberts from Dragon Taxis said: “Driver partners operate in the heart of their communities and often hear first-hand the difficulties people face. After a particularly challenging year, we wanted to give something back to those in need in our local area. We hope this donation will bring some Christmas cheer to those who really need it and will help towards the Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital Charity’s fundraising goal for Jungle Ward. Many driver partners regularly make visits to Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital and for us to contribute in this way, and on their behalf, really means a lot to them.”

Lucy Jones, Fundraising Development Manager at The Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital Charity, said: “When we originally launched the Jungle Ward Appeal in 2019, our aim had been to hit the £1million target by Christmas 2021 so that work to renew the ward could start in spring 2022. Sadly, because of the pandemic, this was put on hold. However, now is the time to re-build, because after a two-year delay, the children of Jungle Ward deserve our help more than ever. We are so grateful to Dragon Taxis for their kind donation and for helping us to re-launch our appeal, which will positively impact the lives of so many children and their families in the future.”