Following the huge success of the Ickle Pickle Incubator Ball this March 2012, come join us at The Ickle Pickles Summer Party on Sunday September 2nd from 11am-5pm on Tooting Bec Common (by Dr Johnson Avenue SW17 8JU).
This spectacular fundraising event promises to be a fun end of summer day out for all the family with funfair rides, bouncy castles, face painting, fantastic food, children’s entertainment, music, medieval stocks, Punch & Judy, welly wanging, craft stalls and much more! We will also have some loved children’s entertainment providers such as Amanda’s Action Kids and Eddie Catz.
Over 1,000 people are expected this year and the aim to raise over £10,000 for this worthy local charity. Ickle Pickles raises funds for life saving neonatal equipment for sick and premature babies. This year’s parade will raise money for St George’s Hospital in Tooting.
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The Ickle Pickles Children’s charity are about to celebrate our 3rd birthday and we’ve rapidly become a national organisation working at a local level raising funds for to care for sick and premature babies. The charity was established by Andrew and Rachael Marsh following the premature birth of their son Charlie at 28 weeks in March 2008. He spent 3 months in the Neonatal unit and today is a healthy and happy little boy who charms everyone he meets. They decided to set up a charity that could channel funds raised by parents and families of ‘Ickle Pickles’ directly to the NNU as Intended.
The objectives of the Ickle Pickles are to:
• Purchase specialised equipment, such as incubators and ventilators, to help Neonatal units provide incredible levels of care to premature and sick babies.
• Assist Neonatal units to improve their facilities, so parents, families and friends of babies in Neonatal care can experience a welcoming and homely environment.
• Provide a channel for families and friends of babies treated in Neonatal units to raise funds for NNU / NHS Trusts around the UK.
• Raise awareness amongst the British public about Neonatal care and the continuous requirement for blood and platelet donation.
Over £300,000 has been raised to date and equipment has been donated to NNU’s in London, Tunbridge Wells, Worthing, Sheffield, Nottingham, Birmingham, Ormskirk, Barnsley and Portsmouth. Our strategy is to build a team of volunteers within the local area to help organise events, contact local businesses for sponsorship and raise much needed funds. The activities for each NNU would be managed by an ‘Ambassador’ – someone who knows the local area and can liaise with myself and the team centrally on a regular basis.
To date we have run a number of events from Black tie Balls, wine tasting evenings to summer fete’s in the park and would love to have similar events replicated in other areas but don’t have the capacity, network or knowledge to do this. The Ambassador role would help to fill that gap.
Visit our website at www.icklepickles.org to find out more, donate, volunteer or take on a challenge!