About the Ickle Pickles Children’s Charity 

 

One in eight babies are born prematurely - in the UK that’s over 90,000 babies every year.  

Ickle Pickles are the smallest and sickest babies who need intensive care in neonatal units 

Ickle Pickles can be a full term babies (40 weeks) requiring treatment or surgery or more likely babies born prematurely (before 37 weeks). Babies born before 27 weeks are classed as extremely premature and it is often these tiniest babies who need the most help.  

Since 2009, the Ickle Pickles children’s charity has been raising money for the intensive care equipment that treats these babies and helps to keep them alive....

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Our work

The Ickle Pickles offers a unique opportunity to help vulnerable babies at a critical time in their lives.  

Our long-term plan is to become the charity partner for 150 neonatal units and to donate vital equipment to every neonatal unit in England & Wales.  

We strive to give every newborn a chance by working and campaigning nationally whilst delivering tangible benefit for local parents, neonatal units and communities. 

See our current Appeals

About Us - Our work module

Equipment we fund

We have funded equipment both small and large, from incubators and ventilators through to
breast pumps, feeding chairs and tiny baby nests to help the smallest babies.

Below is a selection of the equipment that forms an intensive care station in a Neonatal Unit 

Neonatal units we support

We’ve brought equipment for over 50 neonatal units around the UK and this number grows every year.

Some of the hospitals and transport services are shown below. You can work with us to fundraise or donate monies to any neonatal unit in England and Wales via the Ickle Pickles. 

Explore the full range of appeals we currently have running or get in touch today if you want to discuss working jointly on an appeal for the unit that treated your ickle pickle.

Our fundraising policy can be found here

How we build fundraising partnerships

NeoHeroes

NeoHeroes

We are fortunate to have many wonderful volunteers who work to build relationships with clinical and nursing staff at the neonatal units we work with. 

These neoHeroes will typically be parents, guardians or grandparents to a child who has been treated on a neonatal ward.

We ask them to awareness about the charity and engage with clinical & nursing teams to determine what equipment their NNU most urgently needs. 

Our commitment to NNUs

Our commitment to NNUs

As a national charity with a local focus we focus on  raising funds for the equipment that individual NNUs most urgently need.

For parents & staff who want to get more involved, we provide support including fundraising advice and event management expertise.

You can find details of how we work with NNUs and our fundraising policy here

Raising awareness

Raising awareness

We request a noticeboard in the NNU or parent rooms to help promote our work & encourage fundraising.

Fundraisers are able to donate for the unit where their child was treated.  We work with each NNU to formulate wish lists and provide transparency for funds raised and endeavour to ensure that all funds raised for a specific NNU are used to support that unit.

You can find details of how we work with NNUs and our fundraising policy here

 

NeoHeroes

We are fortunate to have many wonderful volunteers who work to build relationships with clinical and nursing staff at the neonatal units we work with. 

These neoHeroes will typically be parents, guardians or grandparents to a child who has been treated on a neonatal ward.

We ask them to awareness about the charity and engage with clinical & nursing teams to determine what equipment their NNU most urgently needs. 

Our commitment to NNUs

As a national charity with a local focus we focus on  raising funds for the equipment that individual NNUs most urgently need.

For parents & staff who want to get more involved, we provide support including fundraising advice and event management expertise.

You can find details of how we work with NNUs and our fundraising policy here

Raising awareness

We request a noticeboard in the NNU or parent rooms to help promote our work & encourage fundraising.

Fundraisers are able to donate for the unit where their child was treated.  We work with each NNU to formulate wish lists and provide transparency for funds raised and endeavour to ensure that all funds raised for a specific NNU are used to support that unit.

You can find details of how we work with NNUs and our fundraising policy here

 

Corporate sponsors & supporters

We are fortunate enough to be supported by some very generous
corporate partners and supporters.

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