charity details

Friends of PICU
Fundraising Target: £350 to jump from 10,000ft or £475 to jump from 15,000ft.
Contact: Mark Hilder
Telephone: 07757373513
http://www.friendsofpicu.org.uk/

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Who we are:

Friends of PICU is a registered charity that was set up in 2006 by parents of children who have been cared for on the Children’s Intensive Care Unit at Southampton University Hospital, and nursing staff from the PICU. Friends of PICU aims to support the children and their families by providing vital equipment and services that are not always provided by the statutory authorities.

What we do:

Friends of PICU contribute to every part of the specialist care – no patient will pass through PICU without being helped in some way by equipment donated, the additional nursing training and education that the charity pays for, and the caring and considerate environment they have helped to create. All emergency patients that are retrieved by ambulance travel in a dedicated ambulance donated by FoPICU and any parent able to stay in on-site accommodation near to their child does so because FoPICU supports and maintains it.

 

Why we need you:

The charity is fundraising to renovate the in-hospital PICU parent and family accommodation.   Parents and families deal with enormous stress when having a child in hospital, let alone worrying about where they might stay and how they will care for other children within their family.   Providing the on-site accommodation, kitchen and waiting areas provides a sanctuary and lifeline to families.   Parents are able to spend precious time, gathering their thoughts, resting their heads for some sleep, making refreshments, talking with their family, or spending time with their other children, knowing they are close to their child.  The family area is in desperate need of improvement and is the charity’s main project – to raise enough money to renovate this area, in addition to supporting other requests from the hospital.

1. SELECT A CHARITY

A list of charities that we are partnered with are here for you to select. Some of the charities that we work with have fundraising targets and others are self-funded by yourself, each charity we work with will state if they will contribute to some of your jump cost or if you need to self-fund your own place.

2. BOOK YOUR SKYDIVE

You can book individually or as a group with just a £50 deposit per person on any operational day. Some of the charities we work with have reserved spaces on pre-selected days that you are more than welcome to join.

3. START FUNDRAISING

OK you’re all set – This is now the time to start fundraising for your selected charity, we recommend to set up an online fundraising page as all funds you raise will automatically go to the charity of your choice. Please remember you are unable to use any money raised to pay for your skydive and if you have a target set by the charity you have to hit this 3 weeks before the date of your jump to ensure these funds are online for the charity to see!

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