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
Founders & Trustees
C.Dir FCCA FCII & Trustee