£765raised of £2,500 target by 15 supporters

Weʼre raising £2,500 to Peterborough Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

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Richard Jones and Dave Alvey are the NICU Ninjas. You may think this sounds ridiculous? Well it does, but we were put on the spot, prompted for a name, and panicked.

In September 2017 we will be participating in a race across Scotland. Over two days, we will be running, cycling and kayaking 105 miles from the east coast, up through the mountains, and back down to the west coast. Neither of us are serious athletes, but we are doing it to raise money for the Peterborough Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

NICU looks after premature and poorly babies, giving them a fighting chance at life. They work tirelessly to care for them, many of whom have serious health complications, and to support parents during a very difficult and stressful time. This is a cause that is very close to our hearts for two reasons. The first is Amelia. The second is Effie.

Richard’s daughter Amelia was born by emergency C-section in September 2012. She was 3 months premature and weighed 1lbs 12ozs. It took 7 minutes to resuscitate her once she was born, and she spent 11 weeks in NICU. Amelia is now a healthy and very happy 4 year old.
Dave’s daughter Effie was born 5 weeks premature on 1st October 2016. Effie weighed 6lbs 7ozs and spent 3 weeks in NICU. Effie is now home, thriving and stealing the hearts of all her family and friends.

Neither of them would be with us if it wasn’t for the amazing staff at NICU, and their tireless commitment.

With your help, we hope to raise enough to enable NICU invest in new equipment and to continue providing parents with much needed support.
So please dig deep people.

This isn’t going to be easy. Our greatest sporting achievements to date are a couple of half marathons. We live and will train in the flattest part of the country, and truth be told, neither of us really knows what a kayak is.

Many thanks,

Richard & Dave.

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  • Richard Jones

    Richard Jones

    2 months ago

    Richard Jones

    Hi all. Crowdfunding pages only last for about four months, so we've had to create a new one. The old page was at https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/richardanddave1

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  • Carol Gould

    Carol Gould

    Jun 22, 2017

    DavidThat sounds like a very tough event. Good Luck.


  • Jane Woodley

    Jane Woodley

    Jun 22, 2017

    David, a fantastic cause. Wish you both the best of luck!

  • Andrew Proudfoot

    Andrew Proudfoot

    Jun 22, 2017

    Good luck to you both - this sounds like a very worthy cause. PS Day 2 sounds like a lot of fun.........


  • Jo Coughlan

    Jo Coughlan

    Jun 22, 2017

    Good Luck David - beats doing KYC!!!


  • Shahana Ali

    Shahana Ali

    Jun 22, 2017

    Good Luck David :)


  • Luke Bennett

    Luke Bennett

    Jun 22, 2017

    Best of luck. Extremely good cause


  • Alap Doshi

    Alap Doshi

    Jun 22, 2017


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