Rolls-Royce backs QA Hospital neo-natal charity

Lorraine Blackburn  from Ickle Pickles. Picture: Paul Jacobs
Lorraine Blackburn from Ickle Pickles. Picture: Paul Jacobs
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A CAR company will be supporting a neo-natal charity for the next 12 months.

Rolls-Royce has chosen Ickle Pickles as its house charity for 2018.

The charity works in neo-natal units such as Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham, using gifts and donations to purchase specialised equipment, such as incubators and ventilators.

This allows the hospital to provide the high level care needed for the smallest and most unwell babies.

For one staff members at Rolls-Royce, the charity is of real significance.

Aftersales pricing analyst Mike Nunn and his wife recently had twins born at 28 weeks, receiving support from the neo-natal unit at QA Hospital.

Mike said: ‘Our son weighed 1.1kg and our daughter 590g.

‘Both are now home after six months and are doing remarkably well.

‘By supporting Ickle Pickles, we allow other parents who face the same journey the opportunity to benefit from the charity’s help and support.’

Lorraine Blackburn from Ickle Pickles said: ‘We raise money to purchase lifesaving equipment for premature and sick babies in neo-natal units up and down the country.

‘We were thrilled to hear that Rolls-Royce has chosen Ickle Pickles as its house charity for 2018.

‘We are extremely grateful and this will make such a difference to the neo-natal Units we support.

‘Thank you to all involved for choosing us.’