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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.

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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

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