Inspirational charity leader tells her story at Christ’s Hospital

Christina Noble OBE with Christ's Hospital students SUS-141014-111839001
Christina Noble OBE with Christ's Hospital students SUS-141014-111839001
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On Sunday September 28, charity founder Christina Noble OBE won the affection of Christ’s Hospital pupils when she spoke during the Chapel Service to the pupils about her work with children in Vietnam and Mongolia.

The Christina Noble Children’s Foundation is the School’s main Chapel Charity for the coming academic year and fundraising has already begun with over £1,000 raised by staff member, Margaret Wadman, who ran the Barns Green Half Marathon on Sunday, September 27 in aid of Christina’s charity.

Stephen Golding, Chaplain at Christ’s Hospital said: “We were very fortunate to welcome Christina to Christ’s Hospital. She told something of her story – her passion for children’s rights is rooted in her own upbringing.

“Born in Ireland into the slums of Dublin in 1944, she suffered a great deal as a young person but described to the pupils how she has found a way to turn the difficulties of her life into an energy and drive to help children in need. Christina spoke from the heart and won the pupils’ affection.”

Her story is told in her book ‘Bridge Across My Sorrows’ and is the subject of a major film soon to be released in the UK.

Margaret Wadman, who doubled her target of £500 following running the Half Marathon, raising over £1,000 for the charity said: “I chose The Christina Noble Children’s Foundation because it is an extremely worthy educational cause and wish to thank everyone for their generous support.”

Report and pictures contributed by Christ’s Hospital.