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LITTLE TED'S APPEAL raising funds to soundproof two rooms on the Delivery Suite at the Sharoe Green Maternity Unit.  The Appeal needs £25,000 to carry out the necessary work and we need our community's help to make this happen.

Thomas Edward Davis (TED) was born sleeping at 38 weeks on the 17th March 2015. Thomas's Father,Spencer Davis is the driving force and founder of The Appeal and has pledged to raise the funds required.  To read more about Little Ted's Appeal and Spencer's story please see our Events page - MAY.

You can help raise the funds for Little Ted's Appeal by giving a donation  :

or click on Little Ted's Appeal logo above

Supporting one of the many events due to take place (see our events pages)

Or by purchasing one of the following from the Baby Beat Shop (which is situated in the foyer of the Sharoe Green Maternity Unit):

Lanyards   £1.99

Wristbands £2.50 

Pin badges  £1.99 

Little Teddies  £1.99


We need knitters to help with making the little Teddies which have become the Little Ted Appeal's logo. If you would like to help, please see our  Events Page July 2015 - Little Ted's knitting pattern  

We will be selling the teddies in the Baby Beat shop and also in the community to raise funds for this much needed cause. 

If you require further details, please contact Karen 01772 524414

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Events 2011

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Sponsorship - St George's Shopping Centre, Preston

Baby Beat are extremely fortunate to have received continued support from St George's Shopping Centre as one of their nominated charities.

Sponsorship - Lady Captain, Mrs Jean Abbott - Leyland Golf Club

Lady Captain Mrs Jean Abbott of Leyland Golf Club has nominated Baby Beat as her chosen charity for 2011. Over her twelve months in position, Jean will be involved in a number of events to raise funds for our Appeal.


Sponsored Head Shave - Parkfield Labour Club, Fulshaw Road - Friday 4 February - 8.30pm

Fundraisers Lizzie Lay and Tanya Milson are planning to shave off their locks in aid of The Appeal. Also planned is a grand raffle.

Charity Bake - 7B Pupils at Broughton Business & Enterprise College - Wednesday 9 February

Four pupils, Olivia Smith, Shelby Jayne Altham, Niamh Hewertson, Elizabeth Horton supported Baby Beat by baking and selling cakes to pupils and staff during their break time at school.

St Anthony's After School & Breakfast Club - Thursday 17 February

Children and staff from the club will be taking part in a sponsored silence or dance to raise funds for The Appeal.


Sponsorship - Tile Mart - Chosen Charity of the Year

Baby Beat are extremely fortunate to have been nominated as Tile Mart's chosen charity of the year. We are looking forward to our partnership over the next year starting with the unveiling of the Sir Tom Finney mosaic to commemorate the opening of the new Tile Mart superstore in Queen Street, Preston

'A Reet Good Lancashire Evening' - Leyland Golf Club - Thursday 3 March

Baby Beat's major fundraiser, Vincent Slater has organised this fun packed evening which will include entertainment from Norman Prince (ex Houghton Weavers) and Paul Johnston (ex Five Penny Pieces). Tickets will include hot pot supper and apple pie and priced at only 15, available from Karen Entwistle 01772 524414 or Vincent Slater 07813 904131 - Reduced rates for tables: 140 for table x 10, 165 for table x 12.

Wedding Fair - Leyland Golf Club - Sunday 20 March - 12noon to 4pm

Organised by Vince Slater of Slater's Catering, in partnership with InStyle Venues. Spectacular Wedding Fair with everything you need for your forthcoming wedding including catwalk show at 2pm.

Raffle with all proceeds to Baby Beat. For more details about the fair, please see leaflet.

"An Evening of Entertainment" - St Wilfred's Club, Longridge - Friday 25 March

Organised by Sarah Hardacre, this evening looks set to be fun filled with Abba tribute band, Rat Pack singer Kevin Holland, plus many more artistes. Tickets priced at only 5 with only a limited number left - available from Sarah - 07817 314216 or St Wilfred's Club, Longridge.

Gala Bingo Preston - Nominated Charity of the Year

We are extremely are extremely fortunate to have been chosen as Gala's nominated charity for the following year. The staff at Gala will be organising a range of fundraising events to raise funds for Baby Beat, which will include dress down days, disco, staff cabaret, sponsored walks, raffles to name but a few.

Preston to Lancaster Sponsored Walk - Mandy Williams & John Gould - Weds 30th March

In memory of Mandy's baby Son, Bailey, the pair will walk in fancy dress from Preston to Lancaster - a total of 27 miles. To sponsor Mandy and John, please visit their respective pages:

Withy Tree's Public House - Charity of the Year

Publican Lisa Gosling has kindly chosen Baby Beat as the Withy Tree's nominated charity and we are looking forward to working with Lisa and her team. During the following twelve months, the team will be organising a range of events - more details to follow.


London Marathon - David Cattanach - Sunday 17 April - 'In Memory of Baby George David Lloyd'

David will be pounding the 26 miles through the streets of London in the 2011 Marathon in memory of his nephew, George. To sponsor David, please go to

Easter Sunday Family Fun - Guys Thatched Hamlet at Bilsborrow - Sunday 24 April - 11am-5pm

A fun filled family day with Egg Rolling, Easter Bunny Egg Hunt, Punch and Judy Magic Show, Donkey Rides, Face Painting, Easter Egg Decoration, Easter Bonnet Parade (bring along your Easter bonnet and join in the parade to win a great prize), Children's' Rides and Giant Inflatables, Charity Crown Green Bowling Competition, Music Roadshow by Darrell Edwards plus much much more! There will also be a Farmers' Market and Craft Stalls. Come join in the fun!!

Coast To Coast Sponsored Walk - Helen Wallace - Saturday 30 April

Healthcare Assistant Helen will be taking part in this 198-mile gruelling walk from St Bee's Head to Robin Hood Bay which will take approx 14 days in aid of the Appeal. To sponsor Helen, please go to:

London Marathon - Sue Holland - Sun 17th April

Sue, one of Baby Beat's supporters will be taking part in this year's London Marathon in memory of her Son, Jake. To sponsor Sue, please go to:


5K Race - Moor Park - Bank Holiday Monday 2 May

Organised by Steve Ashcroft - starting at HQ Preston North End FC this fun race will be one for all the family. Medals to everyone who finishes. Entrance fee: only 6, sponsorship forms and entry details available from Steve at or Karen Entwistle 01772 524414.

35 Mile Charity Bike Ride - Sunday 8 May

Starting and finishing at Catforth Village Hall this friendly ride will take you through the picturesque villages in the Over Wyre region. Organised by fundraiser Steve Ashcroft. Entry fee: 20 per rider with an event t-shirt for every rider. Entry and sponsorship forms available from Steve at or Karen Entwistle 01772 524414. (Full medical support, rider backup and marshalled throughout).

Sponsored Sky Dive - Katie Parkinson - Friday 20th May

Katie will be taking to the skies to raise funds for Baby Beat as a thank for the great care that her Nephew William Joseph received. To sponsor Katie, please go to:

Edinburgh Marathon - Lee Dickinson - Sunday 22 May

Fundraiser Lee will be taking part in this gruelling 26-mile race, which has become renowned as the fastest marathon, in aid of Baby Beat To sponsor Lee and help raise much needed funds, please go to

5k Race - Moor Park - Bank Holiday Monday 30th May

Organised by Steve Ashcroft - starting at HQ Preston Noth End FC, this fun race will be one for all the family. Medals to everyone who finishes. Entrance fee only ?6, sponsorship forms and entry details available from Steve at or Karen Entwistle - 01772 524414.


Black Tie Ball - St.Pius X School Parents Society - Barton Grange Hotel - Fri 10th June

The Parents' Society invites you and your guests to an evening of Dinner and Dancing. Champagne reception 7.30pm - carriages 1pm, 3 Course Gala Dinner with entertainment from the hilarious Rob Falcon. Fun and games during the evening including a raffle. Tickets ?40 per person are available from Sophie Bashall - 07734 963443 or by emailing

Bi Centennial Gas Lamp Festival - Sat 11th June

Sanje Prashar, Clinical Director of the Sharoe Green Maternity Unit will be organising this event as part of a committee and donating part proceeds to Baby Beat. This event is by invite only.

Ladies Day at Royal Ascot - 3 Day Trip - Departing Wednesday 15 June

Baby Beat's major fundraiser, Sandra Allan is once again organising this fun packed mini break, with all proceeds going to our special project, the refurbishment of the family bereavement room.

Two nights accommodation at the 4* Watford Hilton with bed breakfast and dinner included along with entry into the Silver Ring or Grandstand and visits to Windsor and Stratford. G-Line coach travel throughout. (Single supplement 40 - insurance available @ 14.50) All this for only 265 pp! To book this very popular event, please contact Sandra 01995 640185, Tania 01772 864689 or Karen 01772 524414.

Preston/Blackpool/Southport/Preston Bike Ride - Dan Rawlinson & Matt Wood - Sat 18th June

In Memory of Baby Mia Duckworth, Dan and Matt will be taking part in this 150 mile sponsored bike ride. To sponsor them, please go to:

Sponsored Sky Dive - Gaynor Duckworth & Dayle Peterwick - Sat 25th June

In Memory of Baby Mia Duckworth, Gaynor and Dayle will be to the skies and daring to jump. To sponsor them, please go to:

Mont Blanc Marathon - Carl Barrow - Sunday 26 June

This gruelling 42km marathon is one of the most difficult marathons to finish. Starting in Chamonix, with a vertical climb of 2511 m and 1490 m descent. To sponsor Carl, please go to:


Manchester to Blackpool Bike Ride - Andrew Merry - Sun 10th July

Andrew will be taking part in this 60 mile ride starting at Manchester Utd FC Ground Old Trafford through the country lanes to the finish at the South Promenade, Blackpool. To sponsor Andrew please go to:

National 3 Peaks Challenge - Sun 31st July

Organised by Ian Coleman, a group of 11 keen walkers will be attempting the National 3 Peaks Challenge to scale the heights of Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Mount Snowdon in less than 24 hours. The team who are currently training hard consists of Ian Coleman, Mark Coleman, Paul Crook, Lindsay Crook, Debbie Rapp, Benn Rapp, Richard Clancey, Katy Whittaker, Neil Pilkington, Mike Beswick and Neil Crossland. Assisting the team by driving is Brian Coleman, Colin White and Matthew Duffin. To sponsor the team, please log on to:

Charlotte Killick School of Dance - Charity Dance Show - Saturday 30th July

At St Ambrose Church Hall, Whittle Le Woods, the youngsters of the school will be putting on a film-themed show with proceeds from ticket sales to Baby Beat.


"Mimes of Your Life" - New Meadow Street Labour Club - Sun 28th August

Featuring Chris and friends - this is sure to be a sell out! A fabulous evening of entertainment organised by Chris Collins - with mime acts of famous artists such as Freddy Mercury, Showaddywaddy, Bay City Rollers plus many many more. Doors open: 6.30pm Limited tickets only ?3 each available from Chris - 07852 313185 or Meadow Street Labour Club - 01772 251025


Rivington to Lead Mine Valley Sponsored Walk - Andrea Houlding - Sunday 4th September

In memory of Baby Finlay, Andrea will be taking part in this 5 mile walk to raise funds for Baby Beat.

Annual Charity Golf Tournament with Mark Lawrenson - Monday 19 September - Leyland Golf Club

The golf event of the year with Match of the Day Pundit/Baby Beat Vice Patron, Mark Lawrenson is always a popular event in the Baby Beat calendar. The event will commence at 11.30am with light lunch, followed by a shotgun start, 4 course gala dinner to follow, with comedian and trophy presentations from Lawro. Price: 250 per team.

For more information or to book your place, please contact Karen Entwistle 01772 524414 or email

Charity Luncheon with Stephen Bayliss - Shaw Hill Country Hotel - Thurs 29th September

A fantastic lunch with entertainment from the fabulous Stephen Bayliss. Organised by one of Baby Beat's main fundraisers, Sandra Allan with proceeds going to the Baby Beat Family Bereavement Room. This event is a must for your diary! Tickets: Only ?35 to include 4 Course Gala Lunch, available from Sandra: 01995 640185 / 01772 653257 or the Baby Beat office 01772 524414


Garstang United Reformed Church - Nominated Charity of the Year

We are extremely fortunate to have been chosen as Garstang United Reformed Church's nominated charity commencing October 2011. The Coffee Team will be holding monthly coffee mornings on the first Thursday of each month between 10am and noon will proceeds to Baby Beat. Why not go along and show your support!

Blackburn Rovers FC to PNE Ground Sponsored Walk - Alan Duckworth - Saturday 8th October

Alan will be walking 11.1 miles between the two football clubs, dressed as a baby in memory of Baby Mia Duckworth

Charity Night - Organised bu the Preston 14 Catenian Circle - Saturday 8th October

At Preston Grasshoppers, Lightfoot Lane, Preston with hot gourmet buffet, live music from ace Scottish trio No.1 Sun and dancing till later. tickets ?15 (adults) ?8 (children) available from Andrew 07855 847092, Francis 07989 322684, Paul 07796 548276 and Karen 01772 524414

Chester Marathon - Claire Livesey and Joanne Carradice - Sunday 9th October

Taking part in this 26 mile marathon. Claire and Joanne have nominated Baby Beat as their chosen charity. To sponsor Claire and Joanne, please go to:

"Snickers for a Marathon" - Liverpool Marathon - Lee Mangan - Sun 9th October

Lee Mangan will be taking part in this marathon which covers 26.2 miles. To sponsor Lee please go to:

Pampered Chef Fundraiser - St Mary's Hall = Friday 14th October - 7.30pm

Come and learn new recipes, technique and tips and see the latest range of kitchenware and cookware from Pampered Chef. This exclusive range will be available to buy on the evening with a donation from the Company to Baby Beat. There will also be refreshments (included in the entry fee of ?2), an auction and raffle with proceeds to our charity. Tickets available from the organisers Rachel (07894 280396) and Judy (07989 393581)

"Tash For Cash" - Sponsored Moustache Growing Competition - Monday 17th October

Starting on Monday 17th October, Michael Collins and a group of friends have decided to have a competition to see who can grow the best or most awful moustache! The competition will end on 25th November with a fancy dress collection in Preston City Centre


Volunteer's Christmas Party - Tuesday 29th November - Charters Restauraunt, Royal Preston Hospital - 2.30pm-4pm

All volunteers and knitters welcome. Please give your name to Karen (01772 524414) or Sylvia (01772 524206) if would like to come.


Organised by Preston Swimming Club - Sponsored Swimathon - Friday 2nd December

More details to follow...

Christmas Party Night - Leyland Golf Club - Saturday 3rd December

Organised by Baby Beat's supporter Vincent Slater this promises to be a fun packed evening with entertainment from the fabulous cabaret artiste Sally Anne Harman, 4 Course Gala Dinner and dancing until1am with DJ Adrian Ross. Tickets 34.50 available from Vincent - 01772 436457 (option 3) or Karen 01772 524414

Rivaj Restaurant 1st Year Anniversary - Tuesday 6th December

More details to follow...