This is Noah's BIG Charity Website, supporting Neonatal Intensive Care at both The Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel, London and Basildon University Hospital, Essex.

Thank you to Noah, missed everyday, inspiring us in life for life.

Thank you to all our friends, family and the army of people who have come together as Team Noah,  and have helped make difference!


As of 30.11.21 Our current Charity fundraising partner 'Virgin Money Giving' is withdrawing from the fundraising market. As such we are transitioning to another provider 'CAF Donate'. Whilst this transfer takes place we will be without the facility to accept online donations and or for fundraisers to create pages. This should be for a limited period of hopefully no more than 7 days. If you have an urgent request please contact us at

Due to unforeseen circumstances we are unable to contact existing regular donators to the charity who currently use Virgin Money Giving. We welcome the help of each and every supporter, so please note that if you wish to continue supporting regularly please keep an eye on this page and for new links/ buttons that will shortly appear. With sincere thanks for all your help now and in the future!

17.11.21 World Prematurity Day Announcement 
We are delighted to announce that we have just funded a £16k LifeStart Neonatal Bedside Resuscitation Unit for The Royal London NICU. If the name doesn't give it away, this kit saves lives of prem babies! We can't thank our supporters enough! #TeamNoah

05.11.21 West & Coe supporting local
A huge thank you to Jeremy West and the incredible team at West & Coe for their incredible £1,000 donation to us. This was part of monies raised at their annual golf day, supporting several local charities, including us! Special thanks to Ann for putting us forward and hand delivery the cheque. This will make a fantastic difference at Basildon NICU!

04.11.21 Yet More Golf Day Support
Supporting the one and only Glen London who year on year has been the driving force behind each and every NBC Golf Day, his fantastic employers at CBRE have donated £400 towards the golf day. This takes this years monies from the golf day into the overdrive... far far supposing previous years. Thank you once again to Glen and the great team at CBRE! #MakingADifference

What a day, 66 Golfers are targets ever Golf Day!! Incredible weather, some incredible golf (from some) and an INCREDIBLE £4,000 raised for the charity. Congratulations to our winner Katie Griggs, 2nd, place Jay and 3rd place Ed, who all had phenomenal rounds. Katie also walked home with longest drive, with Luke Wilkinson taking closest to the Pin.

We have a thank you list as long as your arm, top of which is Glen London for organising. Fantastic friend and supporter since day one!

Our extended thanks go to Paul Midsom, John, Neil Wiltshire, Neil London, Andy Pearson, Duncan Stanley and DW Construction, the many golfing companies Titleist, Ping, Glen Muir, Calloway & Chelsea Football Club who continually donate prizes). Plus the many more who helped on the day and each any every golfer who took a days leave to support us (a lot of whom have returned year on year). Truly humbled! 

Above: Katie Griggs winning the day and longest Drive.

Below: Jay who placed 3rd

Above: Stew Savage and his treasured Wooden Spoon. 

Below: Ed who placed 2nd

29.08.21 NBC Gold Day is nearly here...
It looks like the NBC Golf Day 2021 is on schedule to be our biggest. With 69 wonderful golfers confirmed and giving their time time for the day! Let all hope the sun shines!!!

27.08.21 End of an Era
We discovered today that Tracey Glester, Matron at the Basildon NICU unit, brilliant supporter of NBC and also one of the team on hand when Noah arrived into the world, has retired. After many years of dedicated service to NICU and the NHS as a whole! We thank Tracey from the bottom of our hearts and wish her many happy years in enjoying retirement!

19.08.21 Golf Day keeps getting better
As we all try to do our part and stay safe in these strange times, new to our golf day, Duncan Stanley of Cleantec innovations Ltd will be taking part this year, and he has kindly offered to donate branded sanitiser bottles for all of our golfers. Lovely gesture from Duncan and we look forward to meeting him on the day. 

Above: Sanitiser for all! From Duncan Stanley

27.07.21 Huge Golf Day Boost
We were delighted to find out today that one of our Golfers for the forthcoming September Golf Day has gone above and beyond and has become an event sponsor. Via his company PMDSC Ltd, Paul Midsom has donated some incredible prizes for  the day. Including a Range Finder, Putter, Golf Bag and golf buggy! .... Just wow! Once again a huge thank you to Paul and to PMDSC (

28.05.21 Exciting news Coming
As we all emerge from Lockdown Life we are delighted to be in the final stages of the significant funding, of some incredibly valuable and life saving equipment at The Royal London NICU! More to follow!

10.04.21 Wow - 8 years sparkling high in the sky.
Thinking of you everyday!

20.03.21 It's Golf Time 
In what remains strange times, there is an unfailing consistent... Huge thank you to one of the best chaps in the world, Mr Glen London who has organised the 8th Noah's Big Charity Golf Day for this coming September... he has rallied over 60 golfers to play, organised the day, the venue and the prizes. 8 years solid of unequivocal support and selflessness!!! Real Team Noah! We can't wait!

09.01.21 Still the brightest in the sky!
8 years since the little guy made a very sudden and unexpected entrance into the world. Shine bright little man!

Above: Rare moment of the little man on CPAP.

01.01.21 We've been hibernating, but we are still here...
What a challenging year 2020 proved to be, but we are still here and although the road ahead looks bumpy, we still have plans afoot. When the world gets back to some sense of normality... (Fingers all crossed) fund raising and grant funding to both RLH and Basildon will resume. Once again we thank all the fantastic people of the NHS who will continue to have our backs through the good and at the moment the very tough times. #SupportNHS

18.08.20 Time flies but still incredible people out there
Where has the last few months gone. For obvious reasons of the new world we find ourselves in it has been very quiet at NBC HQ.  

However, within the past week we were contacted by a family who had recently lost their son, after a short but courageous battle at RLH NICU unit. Within days this brave couple had rallied, wanting to help the unit. They found out about on the unit and set up a fundraising page. In only a few short days have raised in excess of £2000!!! Wonderful people who's selflessness has brought tears to our eyes. THANK YOU to you, your families and friends. We'll make sure it counts for your little man!
#TeamNoah #YourNoah

10.04.20 Reaching for you in the Stars
Another year gone, 7 since you've past, keep twinkling our little guy, twinkle bright for all to see!

23.03.20 NHS Heroes
What a difference a month makes, only last month we were raving about our latest equipment delivery for Basildon NICU and today.... schools, restaurants, cafes, pubs etc etc are all shut, we are all working from home as we are in the grip of a fight against Corona Virus COVID19. We can only fathom the herculean efforts of our fantastic NHS teams, fighting day and night, putting themselves in harms way to help us all. Good luck and thank you one and all. Phenomenal people! #NHS #TheBestofUs #TeamNoah

28.02.20 They've ARRIVED!!!
Our last grant has made it to Basildon University Hospital back in July last year has run the gauntlet of NHS red tape and the equipment is here... hoorayyy! Superbly modelled by some of the amazing NICU team are two Bililux Phototherapy units to treat neonatal jaundice, a Cold Light machine to help doctors and nurses identify veins and arteries in prems and lastly the biggest bit of kit, a portable ECG machine for checking babies hearts and rhythms, for the dedicated use of the NICU (Previously they shared with other wards). Thank you to NICU ward matron Tracey Glester for your continued support, and to the MANY MANY MANY people who have raised funds for NBC! You have allowed us to fund this equipment that WILL change lives. You are all amazing people #TeamNoah

We are in the early stages of planning our biggest sporting fundraising challenge for some time..... more to follow.

22.01.20 Little Darwin's Bazaar
Slight delay on our update, however we were thrilled to receive these photos and £190 raised by the good people of Little Darwins Nursery at their Christmas Bazaar. It will all go to great use and help our NICU units. A huge thank you to one and all involved.

Little Darwins Nursery chose to support us, as NBC was close to there very own nursery manager Lucy Cook, who's son Jacob was born prematurely and was cared for at the Royal London NICU. Lucy has very kindly agreed to share Jacob's story which will follow shortly.

09.01.20 Shine Bright
7 years ago today the little man made a brief but impactful appearance in our lives... shine bright, shine strong!

21.11.19 Heart warming
Lovely email received at NBC HQ from longtime supporter Joanna Wilkinson of New Beginnings Day Nurseries who was incredibly moved by parents of one of her nursery children, who contacted her to say:


Hi Joanna
I hope that you are keeping well. 
With the festive season approaching, it gets harder each year buying gifts for all the lovely staff at New Beginnings. This year I have decided to make a donation to Noah’s Big Charity, which I know you are passionate about and support. 
All the best and hope to see you soon. 

The Ludlow's

We would like to extend our warmest thanks to the Jo for passing on, but more to the Ludlow's, thank you very much for the support and Merry Christmas.

10.11.19 How Bazaar
Big thank you to Jeanette at Little Darwins Nursery, Rettendon, Chelmsford, who has been in touch to let us know that they will be donating half of the money raised to NBC from their Christmas Bazaar being held on Sunday 1st December 10am - 12:30! Incredibly thoughtful! Hope the bazaar is a big hit!

03.11.19 Trainers back on
Richard was back in his NBC vest running with Tash Eggleton this weekend representing the Charity at the Billericay 10k. Amazing support along the route from other runners! Great morning to run.

22.09.19 Tough Mudder Rinse & Repeat
Team Chicken & Rice aka longtime supporter Ryan Young (Little Adventurer Rory's dad) & chums, Alfie and Kelf took once again took on and conquered the Tough Mudder 5k in support of NBC. The lads raised £262.50. Outstanding effort and they look like pro's both before and after. Great T-shirts, great team! THANK YOU.  #TeamNoah

09.09.19 NEW Grant made
We are delighted to let everyone know that back in July we provided funds to the sum of just over £15,500.00 to fund 4 more vital pieces of equipment at Basildon University NICU. This is our 7th Grant made in just over 6 years and brings our total funding at Basildon to over £80,000.00 with 33 individual items of equipment funded. More to follow... #TeamNoah

We are delighted to celebrate the achievements of David Applin who for the past in July 2019 completed his 12 events in 12 months in memory of his niece Ophelia, with Ophelia's Big Adventure! David has raised almost £2,500.00 (inc GA). Below is a collage of the photos from Davis's phenomenal efforts. Our sincere thanks go out to David, his family and close friends who supported throughout.  #TeamOphelia #RealTeamNoah

Above: David Applin (and friends) 12 in 12 including, Hatfiedl Forest half, Berlin Marathon, Olympic Park 10k, Southwold 10k, Flitch Way Marathon, Highfield Mile-O-Thon, St Peter's Way Ultra, Colchester Half, London Game, Set & Match Stadium Tour, Halstead & Essex Half, Endure 24 & Race to the Stones.

07.08.19 Fit Club Support
Some time ago we approached by Helen Mayes, a fellow NICU parent who had last year spent 9 Days at Basildon University NICU. Seeing how NBC had supported the unit with equipment donations, Helen wanted to help and set up a parent a children fitness club. With the support of Eversley Sports Centre, Pitsea whom kindly donate a room FOC, Helen donates all profits from voluntary donations to NBC and we have just received £98.53. Thank you Helen, Eversley Sports Centre and all the Fit Club members, it is great to receive such local support.

25.07.19 THANK YOU Neuberger Berman
Neuberger Berman the world leading Asset Management Company hosted their annual Jeans for July Charity campaign at their London offices this year, and we were delighted to be nominated and chosen as the recipient for all monies raised. NB donated a total £1,320.80!!!! Just Brilliant Jeans for July that will make a tremendous difference to the units we support. Thank you one and all! 

20.06.19 Donation Partner Change
After almost 6 years unfortunately BT MyDonate whom NBC have used as their online donation service is closing at the end of June 19. As such we are moving solely to Virgin Money Giving where we already had a small presence. You'll notice our donation button at the top of the page has already changed. For anyone who kindly makes a regular donation via MyDonate this will cease as of 30th June. Unfortunately it is not possible to migrate these regular donations to Virgin directly. So if this affects you and you would like to continue your support please use the donation button at the top and follow the instructions. Thank you for all you support as ever.

15.06.19 Endure 24 
Super David Applin supporting NBC with his Ophelia's Big Adventure challenge together with friends completed the Endure 24, 24hr running event this weekend. The team completed 90 mile between them which is a phenomenal effort. This was David's penultimate event for his mammoth 12 in 12, which culminates next month in his Race to the Stones event. Absolute legend. Keep those legs moving David and thank you. #RealTeamNoah

04.06.19 Noah's Growing Area Growing Strong
When you receive a series of photos out of the blue that show how an inspirational learning garden, located at New Beginnings Day Nursery Romford, and originally dedicated to NBC pretty soon after we set up in 2013 is still growing strong. Big smiles all round at NBC HQ. We can't thank Joanna Wilkinson, family and team enough for their support since the start! #RealTeamNoah

24.04.19 Noah & The Nursetronauts

Several months ago NBC designed & delivered friendly bedside signage & welcome box labels featuring © Noah & The Nursestronauts. Characters close to our hearts conceived 6 years ago.  With thanks to Amelia’s family for sharing her bedside board.

18.04.19 NBC Annual Golf Day 2019

Fantastic day hosted at Romford Golf Club for the 6th year in a row. Lots of familiar faces and plenty of new ones who came out to support us once again. Just under 40 golfers took to the course and helped raise over £2,000.00!!!! Phenomenal. Thank you to one and all, to the many many compnaies who supplied prizes for our raffle and especially long time friend and supporter Glen London for organising.

10.04.19 Dreaming of the stars little man!
6 years...... and forever inspiring our hearts.
#Come OnTheNoah

09.03.19 St. Peter's Way Ultra
David Applin, what a guy. Continuing his 12 in 12 for Ophelia's Big Adventure. He and a pal completed this gruelling ultra and sun played it's part too. Well done. #TeamNoah

27.01.19 Mile-a-Thon Update
It was a pleasure to join David Applin yesterday, and the Applin clan and friends for this one. Even managed to help with a couple of loops of the circuit to add to the funds raised. Really special family looking to help others... inspiring. Plus the cakes were amazing!!! All in all the event raised £292.00 raised!

25.01.19 Mile-a-Thon
GOOD LUCK to super uncle David Applin and all those kind hearted souls who are braving the cold tomorrow, running at least a mile in sunny colchester at the Mile-a-thon to raise Money for David's year long Opheila's Big Adventure!

09.01.19 Twinkle Bright little man!!! 

05.01.19 Archie's Adventure
We are delighted to have received a new little adventurer story for Archie Hallett. With thanks to his parents Anna & Mitch

Above and Right: Archie Hallett then and now.

(Above) Noah

 Making us reach for the stars!

Have you a little adventurer Story like Freddie (right)  Please contact us to share your experience and help raise awareness!


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