World Prematurity Day 17th November - Always a NICU Mum - Theory Test 3 with Ickle Pickle Charity founder Rachael
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. 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
To date the charity has bought equipment for over 50 neonatal units around the UK and this number grows every year.
As part of our commemoration of World Prematurity Monday, we interviewed Ickle Pickle founder Rachael Marsh, Mum to now 13 year old and original Ickle Pickle Charlie, if she believed Once a NICU Mum, always a NICU Mum.
Your thoughts on ''Once a NICU Mum always a NICU Mum’?
Once a NICU mum always a NICU mum is so very true. The feelings and memories never leave you.
We'd like to thank Rachael for giving up her time for the interview and congratulate her for all that she and her charity have achieved. What a wonderful legacy for Charlie, he must be so very proud of what he has inspired.
For more information, to donate, become an ambassador or friend of ickle pickles please visit their wonderful website www.icklepickles.org and follow them on instagram @icklepickles_charity