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£2,912raised of £2,500 target by 106 supporters

    Weʼve raised £2,912 to Peterborough Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

    Funded on Friday, 15th September 2017

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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.



    • Richard Jones1 year ago
      Richard Jones

      Richard Jones

      1 year ago

      In addition to the donations that we have received on this page, Dave's employer, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd., have also made a very generous £500 donation to the NICU ward at Peterborough City Hospital in support of our fundraising efforts!

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    • Richard Jones2 years ago
      Richard Jones

      Richard Jones

      2 years ago

      Hi all. Crowdfunding pages only last for about four months, so we've had to create a new one. The old page was at

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    Page last updated on: 9/15/2017 18.01



    • Anonymous


      Sep 15, 2017

      David, brilliant cause, close to my heart also, my younger boy was also born early, I admire the work this charity is doing.


    • Charlene Eyles

      Charlene Eyles

      Sep 15, 2017

      Well done guys. Hope you enjoyed the experience. Great work for a great cause :-)


    • Kathryn Papworth

      Kathryn Papworth

      Sep 14, 2017

      Well done Richard. Very proud of you.Kathryn

    • Melanie James

      Melanie James

      Sep 13, 2017

      Well done both of you. Amazing achievement!!!!


    • Robert Saunders

      Robert Saunders

      Sep 12, 2017

      Well done both of you, and special bum-hugs to my ol' friend RMJ x


    • Stefan Barrow

      Stefan Barrow

      Sep 11, 2017

      A very worthy initiative indeed!


    • Jan Garrod

      Jan Garrod

      Sep 10, 2017

      I'm so glad your doing this boys, they were amazing with Effie and they must have been the same for your child too. So proud of you both, raising money to save other babies xxx


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