Charity can bank on £10,000

PUBLISHED: 12:32 23 January 2008 | UPDATED: 22:14 26 October 2009

Gill Dodge with RBS executives Colin Heywood and Simon Rosen

Gill Dodge with RBS executives Colin Heywood and Simon Rosen

A CHILDREN S charity can make its work happen with a £10,000 cash boost. Noah s Ark, which serves Potters Bar, was chosen by NatWest and RBS to receive a Making It Happen grant from over 4,000 other nominated charities. It is the second year running the c

A CHILDREN'S charity can make its work happen with a £10,000 cash boost.

Noah's Ark, which serves Potters Bar, was chosen by NatWest and RBS to receive a Making It Happen grant from over 4,000 other nominated charities.

It is the second year running the children's hospice has been voted as one of 90 groups in a December campaign to give away £1m to youngsters' charities.

Voters included Daily Mail readers and staff from the two banks, and results were announced this month.

Noah's Ark was nominated by several people for the outstanding contribution it makes to the community in north London and south Herts.

Chief executive Gill Dodge said: "Everyone at Noah's Ark is delighted to have won £10,000.

"As a local north London charity, it is a fantastic achievement to have secured enough nominations to be one of the 90 successful charities in this national event."

Thanking everyone who voted for them, she added: "Their support has secured this significant donation and will help us to continue to develop the service to our life-limited children and their families."

Simon Rosen, a relationship manager at RBS in Enfield, said: "At Christmas time the focus for many is on children, which is why our Christmas donation is for those going through difficulty.

"I am delighted that local charities like Noah's Ark have been chosen and I am sure this award will give them a great start to 2008.

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