Why are we spending all our spare time running a charity?
Charlie Marsh was born prematurely at St George's hospital, Tooting, London on 28th March 2008 at 28 weeks gestation weighing 2lb 40z (1.1 kg). He spent 34 days in Intensive Care, 9 days in High Dependency and 40 days in Special Care.
Charlie was discharged from St. George's hospital on 17th June 2008 and is a thriving, happy boy who charms everyone he meets.
Setting up The Ickle Pickle Partnership is about people who were directly affected by Charlie's experience taking positive action to positively affect Neonatal care in the UK.
The Ickle Pickle Partnership does this in four main ways:-
Purchasing specialised equipment, such as incubators and ventilators, to help Neonatal units provide incredible levels of care to premature and sick babies.
Assisting Neonatal units to improve their facilities, so parents, families and friends of babies in Neonatal care can experience a welcoming and homely environment.
Providing a channel for families and friends of babies treated in Neonatal units to raise funds for NNU / NHS Trusts around the UK.
Raising awareness amongst the British public about Neonatal care and the continuous requirement for blood and platelet donation.
St. George's hospital is our Foundation hospital and we work closely with the NNU at St.George's and the Units dedicated charity - First Touch.
We've got many appeals for Neonatal Units around the UK
Come on – get involved!
What can i do tomorrow?
You can donate blood or platelets
How to give blood
The Ickle Pickle Partnership is a company limited by guarantee and is registered
in England and Wales under company number: 06831065