The annual Incubator Ball raised £18,500 for life saving hospital equipment this year. The evening was sponsored by BCSGM, More Space design & Rothesay Life, and the money will help to save the lives of premature babies around the UK.
The charity was launched by the parents of baby Charlie who was born at St George’s Hospital in Tooting at just 28 weeks and 2 days old and weighing just over 2lb. He was resuscitated and kept in hospital for 86 days. The Ickle Pickles Children’s charity was established in 2009 to help other tiny and ill babies.
The fund buys intensive care equipment, from larger items such as incubators and ventilators to smaller items such as breast pumps, vital-stats monitors and feeding chairs, and has raised over £1.8 million pounds so far.