Who are the Priaulx Premature Baby Foundation?

Who are The PPBF?

The Priaulx Premature Baby Foundation was set up by three times World Touring Car Champion Andy Priaulx MBE and his wife Jo in 2003 following the premature births of both of their children. Andy and Jo felt that the support they received during and after each birth was amazing and this inspired them to form the PPBF.

The Foundation comprises four Trustees,  Andy Priaulx, Jo Priaulx, Richard Le Tocq and Guy Hardill, and our Secretary, Ali Lihou, who assists Jo with the day-to-day running of the charity. The primary aim of the charity is to raise money to assist the local Neo Natal Unit and to provide support to the families of premature babies.

What do we do?

 

The Foundation has raised in excess of £250,000 since 2003. The money raised is used to purchased equipment for the local neonatal unit and in the past this has included items such as a cerebral monitor, incubator, ventilators, training aids such as an advanced simulator doll.  There are many smaller, but equally important items that are given to the unit such as breast pumps, relaxing chairs and a much used camera & printer.

The PPBF put together ‘baby boxes’ which contain many premature baby items including clothing and nappies, as well gifts for the new baby and Mum. These are given in a decorative box which can then used as a keepsake box.

Assistance is also given to families and children of the Bailiwick suffering  serious or life threatening conditions. In the past such support has involved purchasing specialist equipment for the car or home, or supporting parents so that they can stay with their children whilst receiving treatment off island.

The PPBF manages a two bedroom, furnished, apartment in Southampton situated next to the Princess Anne hospital and across the road from the General Hospital.

Jo and Ali regularly meet with paediatrician, Dr Sandie Bohin, and neonatal staff, to establish long term and short term goals and ensure that the monies raised are put to best use.

Jo & Andy
Priaulx MBE

Founders & Trustees

Triple World Touring Car champion Andy Priaulx MBE and his wife Jo founded the PPBF in 2003, following the premature birth of their own children, Sebastian and Danniella. Andy and Jo are 100% committed to helping all premature babies born in the Bailiwick and their families.
 
In addition to supporting her family’s careers, Jo also manages the charity’s day-to-day operations, which include everything from logistics and fundraising to media relations and helping families introduced to the PPBF.

Richard
Le Tocq

C.Dir FCCA FCII & Trustee

Richard is the charity’s third founding trustee and took on the role of treasurer when the charity was founded back in 2003; a position he held for 10 years.
 
As an independent trustee, Richard provides vital governance and strategic input to further drive the charity’s success.
 
In addition to his involvement with the charity he is a financial services professional with more than 20 years’ experience in senior positions.

Guy
Hardill

Trustee

Guy became a trustee of the PPBF in 2016 and has been an incredibly hardworking volunteer for the charity over the years.
 
As a financial services compliance specialist, Guy brings his vast experience to board meetings and, in addition to undertaking numerous tasks, he also carries out company secretarial duties.
 
Guy’s son, Jake, was born at 29 weeks in 2010 and following this experience the family became closely involved in supporting the PPBF’s work.

Ali
Lihou

Secretary

Ali joined the charity in 2009 and works alongside Jo on a daily basis. Involved in every aspect of the charity, Ali’s role ranges from helping to organise large fundraising events to meeting regularly with the staff on the neonatal unit at Princess Elizabeth Hospital. She also attempts to keep the Trustees in check – possibly the hardest job of all!  
 
She particularly enjoys supporting the families she meets through the charity and assisting those requiring accommodation for off-island care.