Team Pratt

Team fundraiser6 members5 charities
raised of £3,050 target
by 41 supporters

Charities we support5


We are the Pratt Family.

In May 2019 we set ourselves a target to raise £5000 over five years towards five very important charities that mean the world to us, who helped and supported us during a very difficult time in our lives.

Unfortunately, the fundraising platform we were using has now closed, forcing us to change how people can donate and support our goal. This means that you will now need to choose one or more of our chosen charities and donate to the fundraising page we have set up for them. All links are provided below and we have tried to make it as clear as possible.


Alder Hey

The Sick Children's Trust

Cardiomyopathy UK

Child Bereavement UK

Team Pratt will be an ongoing events page which we will continue to promote both personally and through our business over the next few years to continue to reach our goal.

Carl is a keen runner with a number of marathons under his belt, countless half marathons and 10k races, and a couple of tough mudders. His next challenge is to run a 100k Lakeland Trails Ultra! We hope to start involving Ali and the kids more in the fundraising efforts over the next few years.

Thank you to everyone who has supported us so far. Since May 2019, together we have raised almost £2000 which has been split between the five charities. We hope that in the next few years we can continue to raise funds and hopefully exceed our original £5000 target.


Carl, Ali, Charlie, Lizzy and Rosie (Team Pratt)

Our Story

In 2011 Carl ran the Great North Run and supported Cardiomyopathy UK . Our niece was diagnosed with this condition as a baby and has spent a lot of time being treated and monitored at Alder Hey Children's Hospital

Six years later, our then 9 month old son Charlie fell ill. Our world fell apart when our beautiful boy was diagnosed with Dilated Cardiomyopathy at Alder Hey Children's Hospital. Following 4 nights in the intensive care unit, we were transferred to the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle and was placed on the urgent heart transplant list.

We stayed at the freeman hospital accommodation, Scott House for five months thanks to The Sick Children's Trust

The Sick Children's Trust believes keeping families together significantly improves the recovery of seriously ill children. They provide free, high-quality ‘Home from Home’ accommodation, as well as emotional and practical support, to families with sick children in hospital in the UK.

Between October 2017 and March 2018 Charlie was between PICU and Ward 23 HDU whilst on the urgent waiting list at the Freeman Hospital.

The Children's Heat Unit Fund (CHUF ) support the children and families who receive treatment by the Children’s Heart Unit staff based at Freeman Hospital and raising vital funds for large and small pieces of equipment, facilities, aftercare, salaries and research.

In January 2018, our twin girls Lizzy and Rosie were born on Charlie's first birthday. In February, Charlie had a successful heart transplant.

Following medical investigation of possible genetic inheritance of DCM, our daughter Rosie, Ali herself and Ali's brother have been diagnosed with Dilated Cardiomyopathy.

Charlie and the girls will continue to be monitored regularly at Alder Hey and The Freeman Hospital over the coming years as they are growing up.

Finally, we will never forget that Charlie's gift of a new heart was such an amazing and brave thing for the family to do who have sadly lost their child, therefore we are supporting Child Bereavement UK . Child Bereavement UK supports families and educates professionals both when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, and when a child is facing bereavement.

Team members (6)

About the charities

  • Child Bereavement UK

    RCN 1040419
  • Cardiomyopathy UK

    RCN 1164263
  • The Sick Children's Trust

    RCN 284416
  • CHUF

    RCN 1160831
  • Alder Hey Children's Charity

    RCN 1160661

Donation summary

Total raised
+ £118.75 Gift Aid
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