Search

Teacher to run Whittington Hospital charity race in memory of late baby son

17:00 29 August 2014

Mark Lickley with his son Joseph. Picture: Polly Hancock.

Mark Lickley with his son Joseph. Picture: Polly Hancock.

Archant

A teacher whose 17-month-old son died at the Whittington Hospital is bidding to raise £10,000 for a charity which supports parents of babies treated at the hospital.

Mark Lickley will take part in the Great North Run on September 7 in memory of his son Edward Turner-Lickley, who passed away in June 2012 after contracting an infection caused by the Streptococcus bacteria.

In the wake of Edward’s death, Mark and his partner Louise Turner received specialist counselling and therapy provided by staff at the Whittington, in Magdala Avenue, Archway.

In recognition of the hospital’s support, Mark ran the Great North Run last year for Whittington Babies – a charity supporting families of children who spend time in the Whittington’s neonatal intensive care unit.

The film studies teacher, who works at Brooke House Sixth Form College in Hackney, will run the half-marathon in Tyne and Wear for the second time in aid of Whittington Babies next month.

He said: “Edward was born at the Whittington in 2011 and he died when he was 17 months old at the Whittington.

“We couldn’t have got through it, we couldn’t have managed without the support and therapy that we received from the hospital. It was just essential.

“The head paediatrician there was very supportive afterwards and they’ve offered continued support.”

Mark, who lives with Louise and their seven-year-old son Joseph in Endymion Road, Harringay, is nearing his target fundraising amount for Whittington Babies, having already raised £9,255 in donations.

Pia Ingberg, 49, of Queens Avenue, Muswell Hill, became a volunteer for the charity in 2007 following the birth of her son Lukas, seven, who was born three months prematurely and spent time in the Whittington’s neonatal intensive care unit.

The mother-of-one, who is now chairman of Whittington Babies, said: “We are really grateful for Mark’s efforts because it makes a huge difference to what we are able to do in terms of getting equipment for the unit.

“Just to know that people help and people care is wonderful.”

If you wish to volunteer for the charity or find out more, visit whittingtonbabies.org.uk

To support Mark Lickley’s fundraising efforts, go to justgiving.com/Mark-Lickley

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Hampstead Highgate Express visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Hampstead Highgate Express staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Hampstead Highgate Express account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Hampstead & Highgate News Stories

Fri, 14:06
Yasmin Farah

Police are appealing for the public’s help to find two sixteen-year-old girls who have gone missing from Camden.

Fri, 09:07
Mary Langan with her 23-year-old son, James

Carers of adults with demential and disabilities are demanding change after a report revealed there is a “breakdown of trust” on the Haringey boards designed to represent them.

Thu, 17:14
Nina Martynchyk with her foster mother, Nina B

A young woman who overcame anorexia is organising a conference with the Royal Free Hospital to draw attention to how the condition affects children and teenagers

Thu, 16:01
Highgate School

Students and staff at Highgate school were reflecting on a very impressive set of GCSE results today, with 88.2 percent of exams receiving a grade of A* or A.

Thu, 12:41
Hampstead School is in Westbere Road (Pic credit: Google streetview)

The Hampstead School has once again seen its GCSE results improve today, with nearly a quarter of all grades receiving an A* or A grade.

Thu, 11:53
Hornsey School for Girls

Girls at Hornsey School for Girls were today collecting some stellar GCSE results.

Thu, 11:44
Sam White has praised William Ellis pupils

The headteacher of William Ellis school, Sam White, was full of praise for his students today after a promising set of GCSE results.

Thu, 10:56
UCS school

University College School was today celebrating the second best set of GCSE results in its history, with a remarkable 88.6 percent of exams achieving either an A* or A grade.

PROMOTED CONTENT

The showroom is located in Hayes

After 25 years as a trade-only business, family-run door manufacturers Composite Door Master are set to open their first public showroom in Hayes this weekend.

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Most read Hampstead & Highgate news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Property Newsletter Sign-up

Get the latest North London property news and features straight to your inbox with our regular newsletter

I am also happy to receive other emails...
Fields marked with a * are mandatory
Email Marketing by e-shot

Competitions

You could win £15,000 to spend on either their mortgage or a deposit towards the home of their dreams

Wouldn’t it be lovely to have a period of time when you simply don’t have to worry about finding the money each month to pay your mortgage? When you don’t have to put money aside from your monthly income, or worry about having to afford other essential outgoings?

Which book character do you share cleaning habits with?

Whether you have more in common with put-upon Cinderella, emotionally turbulent Jane Eyre, or easily distracted Mole, you’re sure to appreciate that one lucky winner will receive four sessions of free cleaning. Enter our quiz for your chance to win. All runners up will get £10 off their first clean when making a repeat booking.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Hampstead & Highgate Express
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now