Matchtech proudly announce Friends of PICU as our chosen charity

Matchtech are proud to announce that we have selected Friends of PICU as our chosen charity to support going forward. Fundraising for the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Southampton General Hospital began in August 2004 and a year later, Friends of PICU was set up as a registered charity by nursing staff on the unit and the parents of children who have been cared for on PICU.

Friends of PICU's aim is to support the children and their families by providing vital equipment and services that are not normally provided by the statutory authorities, as well as funding a psychologist to provide help to children and their families on the Unit. The charity is run by parents, nurses, relatives and friends of children who have been on the Unit and have real experience of what is needed to make the stay on PICU as welcoming and comforting as possible.

All of the money raised for the charity goes towards PICU and enables them to purchase large pieces of life-saving equipment, create comfortable living and relaxing areas for parents, and more simple but important items like socks, mittens, and DVDs for the children.

The facility now provides first class care and treatment to over 900 critically ill children each year across the South of England and the Channel Islands and so is a well worthwhile local cause for Matchtech to get involved in.

If you want to find out more about the brilliant work Friends of PICU do you can do so here:

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