About the Ickle Pickles Children’s Charity
Ickle Pickles are the smallest and sickest babies who need intensive care in neonatal units.
There are over 90,000 babies born sick or prematurely in the UK every year.
One in thirteen babies are born prematurely.
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.