Fundraising is a key part of every charity's work. ICUsteps is run entirely by volunteers so all the money we raise goes straight to helping meet our goals of supporting patients and relatives, highlighting the problems they can face following a period of critical illness and helping medical staff improve the treatment and support given both during and following a critical illness.
If you'd like to help us through arranging a sponsored event, your support would be very gratefully received and if we can help you to help us, then please get in touch with us.
Corporate sponsorship can also be a great source of support so if your company's looking for a charity to support, please bear us in mind.
Thank you for your help and support.
Karen's Color Run
Just six months after surviving critical illness - and under the close, watchful eye of her physiotherapist, Karen Diver and a team of friends from Warrington will be taking on the Color Run in Manchester of 5th July, raising sponsorship for ICUsteps to support other intensive care survivors.
You can read more about Karen's story, the challenge of the Color Run and sponsor Karen on her fundraising page. Good luck Karen!
Anthony's post-ICU triathlon
In June 2013 Anthony and four friends are doing the Blenheim triathlon to raise money for ICUsteps.
Anthony was in ICU in Oxford in March 2010 with pneumonia and then needed back surgery in November 2011 to sort some of the ramifications of his time in in ICU. So a triathlon will be quite an undertaking (although he claims he is doing a "sensible" amount of training).
Anthony's fundraising page is: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/icustepstriathlon.
To help other realise they're not alone in what they go through during and after intensive care, Anthony has documented his experiences. To understand what drives a former patient to such extreme lengths to help others following them, read Anthony's story.
Former ICU patient targets the Mumbles Triathlon to raise funds for ICUsteps
In June 2012, former intensive care patient Ian P took on the Mumbles Triathlon to raise funds for ICUsteps.
The short course comprises a 750 metre sea swim, 21 kilometre bike ride and 2.5 kilometre. Ian's never undertaken such a challenge before but has already started training and feels quite confident.
So what motivates someone to take on something as daunting as a triathlon for charity? In his own words, Ian tells of his own experience of critical illness and what's driven him to take on this challenging endeavour.
Ian Rayner's sponsored skydive
After being admitted to intensive care in 2011 and developing sepsis, Ian Rayner is now setting his sights on a new challenge - a sponsored skydive.
You can read more about his story.