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The Real Boat Race 2013

An amazing crew of 12 became the First EVER Amateur crew to row non stop from London to Paris in May 2013 over 6 days & nights. They raised over £125,000 for Neonatal units around the country on our biggest challenge yet! We are so proud of them all.

The Ickle Pickle GNR Team

Well done to our team of 5 Ickle Pickle runners, incl Karen Lee (photo to the right) who completed the GNR half Marathon in wet & windy conditions. As a team of 5 Michelle, Katy, Rachael, Ian and Karen have raised £3,500 for Durham, Middlesborough & Portsmouth NNUs. Thank you!

Karen Lee completes the GNR

Well done to Karen Lee for completing the Great North Run on 15th Sept 2013 in 2 hr 23 min raising a brilliant £413 for Portsmouth Neonatal unit after her cousin's daughter Freya was treated there in early 2013. This is such a great photo!

Broomwood Lower School Donation

Pupils from the Lower School at Broomwood, Garrads Road presented the Ickle Pickles with a cheque for over £900 from the proceeds of their Cake Bakes over the school year. They loved hearing about the work that we do when we attended their Assembly in the last week of term


Team MAMIL (Middle Aged Men in Lycra) took on the Tough Mudder challenge on 8th June. This team of 8 (which included 2 ladies) have so far raised over £1,300 for Portsmouth NNU and made a video from the course. See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICYGbUELPE8&feature=youtu.be

Noah's Army take on Tough Mudder

A determined team of 5 took Tough Mudder on in memory of Noah Taylor, who was treated at the Neonatal Unit at the QA Hospital, Cosham in Portsmouth. The team have raised over £335 for Noah's Fund to add to over £30,000 that Noah's parents, family & friends have raised for the unit since December 2012.

Tough Mudder Madness

Brothers Matt & Thomas Bailey took on the Tough Mudder challenge on 8th June in aid of the NNU at Southampton in just 2 hours 10 min. Matt's son was treated at the unit. So far they have raised over £800 and been featured in the Newbury Today newspaper.

Grannie Annie did it! Nightrider 2013

The Grandma of Charlie, the inspiration behind the Ickle Pickles Children's Charity completed the 100km Nightrider around London on June 8th but said 'never again! We are very proud of her. Grannie Annie has raised £650 from the ride.

Nightrider 2013

Well done to Claire Boydell's team of 10 cyclists who took on the 100km Nightrider challenge on Sat 8th June around London. With matching from Barclays they have raised over £3000! Kier & Elspeth at the finish!

Tough Mudder Mania

On a sunny afternoon in May, Billy McMahon &5 friends took on the ultimate Tough Mudder challenge. Jumping into ice cold water pits &running knee deep in mud is not our idea of fun but the team have raised £2,000 so far for the London Neonatal Transfer Service. Billy's son Liam had to be transferred as a tiny baby in the U.S so is a great supporter of ours!

Tandem Parachute Jump

Stephen Adcock took the plunge and jumped 10,000 feet on 25th July to raise funds for the Neonatal units at the University Hospital of North Durham & the University Hospital of North Tees in memory of Lottie born in February 2011 and Poppy born in December 2011. Stephen raised a fantastic £1067 and enjoyed the adrenaline rush of the jump!

Swim across the Mersey for Arrowe Park NNU

Brrr. Thanks and a congratulations to Viki Boult and her brother Trevor who took on the epic challenge of swimming 2 miles (in a horsehoe direction) across the River Mersey to raise funds for a Twin Cot at Arrowe Park NNU. Viki's determination stems from the premature birth of her twin boys Hughie and Lloyd to Viki’s partner Katie in June last year. Over £5700 was raised.

Gold Challengers

Thanks to Bonnie Fisher, Laura Cannell, Alice Watson, Lorna Sparks, Mark Harrison, Jorge Escobar, Chris Wroe & Annabelle Woods for dressing top to toe in gold and collecting funds for us at Cannon Street and Waterloo train stations. They raised over £650 and bought many a smile to the Friday night commuters. They are planning more fundraising events over the Summer and all funds raised will be donated to the NNU at St Peter's Chertsey. Thanks guys!

3 Peaks Challenge for UCLH

On the last weekend in June 2012 when the sun should have been shining, Sean Mathieson, Sarah Wilsher & their dedicated driver, Angela took on the 3 peaks challenge over 24 hours in aid of the Neonatal unit at University College Hospital London. The rain lashed down, Sarah struggled with a chest infection but still achieved their goal raising over £750. They were joined by fellow UCLH colleagues raising funds for a NNU in Mulago, Uganda. Great effort everyone, thank you.

Just an Ickle Bit Further!

Heavy rain and rolling clouds couldn't dampen the spirits of the 125 walkers who had committed to the 23 mile walk around Portsmouth in aid of the NNU at Cosham. Each walker was kitted out in an Ickle Pickle t-shirt & supremely organised by our Ambassador Lorraine. Many pubs supported the thirsty fundraisers and a local Asda kindly provided refreshments.

Family Fundraising

Charlie’s Grandparents Bill & Anne Kilby celebrated a “double” occasion – Their Ruby Wedding Anniversary & Anne’s 60th Birthday with family and friends at their farm in Yorkshire. Donations of £1550 in lieu of gifts were generously donated. Also Anne raised £250 on a sponsored cycle ride of 72 miles.

Sainsbury's Community Grant

Our local Sainsbury's store in Balham generously applied for and successfully won us a £250 Community Grant to help fund the Incubator Ball on 1st March. The Sainsbury’s Community Grant scheme, helping charitable groups in the local community, is funded by sales of ‘Bags for Life’. Thanks to Store Manager Wayne, HR Manager Ruben & PR Ambassador Paula for all their help and support.

Eric's Skydive at 80!

We have to say this is probably the pluckiest fundraising challenge we have had to date. Congratulations to Eric Chaplin who celebrated being 80 years young in January 2012 by jumping out of a plane in the name of charity! Eric raised almost £500 which is being divided between the Ickle Pickles & Leukemia Research. Thanks Eric!

Sainsbury's Balham - Xmas Bag Packing Day

With an enthusiastic and hard working team of supporters we helped local Balham shoppers to pack their Sainsbury's Xmas food & drink in return for donations. By the end of the day we were shattered but pleased with our efforts as we raised £1200! Thanks to the staff at Sainsbury's, the customers and of course our volunteers!

Great North Run

Alan & Suzanne Moerman made up part of our 5 strong running team in the 2011 Great North Run in Newcastle. They ran a brilliant time of 1 hour 56 minutes and raised over £1100 between them. Thanks from all at Ickle Pickle HQ!

Bupa Great South Run 2011

We had a group of 15 dedicated runners testing themselves to the max in the Great South Run in October 2011. Thanks to all who ran and fundraised as collectively you raised over £5000! Picture below are: Nadine, Richard, Maxine & Sarah just a few of Team Ickle Pickle!

New Forest Half Marathon

Congratulations and a big thank you msut go to Gemma Turner who challenged herself to run the New Forest Half Marathon in September 2011. Gemma completed in the race in a brilliant time of 2:42:08 and raised over £200 for the NNU at Portsmouth

Moorlands Primary School

The generous children of Moorlands Primary school raised £200 for us by selling DVDs in the summer term. Thanks to all the children and staff involved - we are thrilled!

Lands End to John O'Groats - May 2011

They did it! A core team of 5 who were joined at various stages of the ride by key supporters who kept the banter going and the spirits high. Our biggest single fundraiser yet, this event raised an unbelieveable £23,000! Special thanks to the core team - Andy Marsh, Paul Goss, Nick Gibson, Biagio Morreale & Harry Newman.

Bupa Great Manchester 10K

The dynamic trio of Liz Tattersley, Sean Woodhouse and Jon Baker ran the Manchester 10k as a thank you to Barnsley NNU for the care received by Lily Burns who was born prematurely. They raised over £2000!

Two Oceans Marathon

A big thank you must go to Linzi Blakey & Freddy Burger who chose to travel halfway round the world in April 2011 to run the Two Oceans Half Marathon in South Africa. They raised over £400 for us which is very much appreciated!

3 Forts Half Marathon triumph!

Congratulations to Gail Vickers & family who conquered the 3 Forts half marathon hill walk in 4hours 15minutes for the SCBU at Worthing Hospital who gave such amazing care and support to their grandson Finlay and his mum and dad. Finlay was born at 33 weeks weighing just 2lb 13oz and spent 4 weeks in their care. They raised a fantastic £1000 as a thank you for the care Finlay received.

London Marathon 2011 - Our first Official Runner!

Congratulations and a huge thank you to Emma Irwin, our first ever Ickle Pickle Charity Runner in the London Marathon. Emma trained incredibly hard and raised an impressive £2500 for her efforts and a 4:19:47 time. Thanks again Emma!

London Marathon 2011

Big thanks and respect to Alex Bridges who chose to run for the Ickle Pickles just six months after giving birth to baby Sam. Alex trained whilst living in France and raised over £1200. Very impressive!

The Great South Run

Congratulations to Team Ickle Pickles who ran the Great South Run on Sunday 24th October 2010. The collective sponsorship has exceeded a fantastic amount of £17,000. Huge thank you's to: Ollie Battersby, Ted Gasiorowski, Myles Hazebroek, Paul Hennigan, Esmay Luck-Hille, Charlie Mayer, Hana Purchase, Rachael Marsh, Jo McBride, Sinead McIntosh, Adrian Marks, Katy Marks, Bob Martin, Paul Sechiari, Nick Tasker, Matt Taylor, Jonty Sutton, Zara Valentine, Paul Windust & Burhan Yanbolu.

Will and Sophie Cook

Will and Sophie raised over £1000 for the Ickle Pickles by completing the "Run to the Beat" half marathon in Greenwich on 26th September 2010. They finished the race in an impressive 1hr 51 mins. Congratulations and many thanks to both.

Samantha Mee and Fiona Lees

Congratulations to Samantha Mee and Fiona Lees who ran the Robin Hood’s Bay Half Marathon on 12 September 2010 in 2hrs 30mins and 2 hrs 40mins respectively. They raised over £1000 for St James's NNU in Leeds and Nottingham City. A big thank you to both.

Tony Morrison

Congratulations to Tony Morrison who raised over £1000 for the Ickle Pickles by completing the London to Brighton bike ride in June 2009. It was a hard slog, especially up the beacon but he got there!! Thanks Tony

Julia O'Neill & Friends

Julia organised a team of 4 adults and 3 children to run the Great South Run in the pouring rain in 2009 for the Worthing and Portsmouth hospitals in recognition of the care her twin boys received who were born at 28 weeks in 2008

Martyn Hollingsworth

Martyn took on the challenge of the Great North Run in September 2009 achieving an impressive 2 hours 39 minutes and 34 seconds to raise over £1000 for the neonatal unit at Jessops Wing in Sheffield where Martyn's daughter Jaimee Nicole was cared for in 2006.

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