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Leading, luxury nursery brand pledges to raise vital funds for a state-of-the-art isolation recovery bay

 

iCandy is delighted to announce a new partnership with Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity. The luxury brand will be working closely with the charity in order to fund a much needed isolation recovery bay within the hospital.

Throughout this partnership iCandy will be taking part in a number of fundraising ventures with the aim of raising £100,000 towards the development of a brand new enclosed isolation recovery bay at the hospital. Each individual bay is designed to reduce the risk of cross-infection and enable staff to closely observe each patient’s condition, providing quick access to a child in case of emergency.

One truly astonishing aspect of Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) is their dedication to providing the very best care and support for both the children and their parents, who experience unimaginable stress when their children become sick. It is this unparalleled approach to looking after the entire family, along with their kind hearted staff, which has made GOSH such a much loved and appreciated organisation.

iCandy Joint CEO, Bradley Appel said: “As both a family and a family business we are so happy to be working so closely with GOSH in order to not only raise vital funds for them but also to promote awareness of the incredible work that is undertaken there.

We were delighted back in August to welcome the birth of our beautiful granddaughter, Eve Hettie.

24 hours after her birth a diagnosis was made of an abdominal teratoma tumour and within a further 24 hours she was transferred to Great Ormond Street Hospital. Despite many weeks spent at GOSH, including both chemotherapy and surgery, Eve passed away aged just over 10 weeks.

The incredible care that Eve received there was not just confined to Eve but also to Eve’s parents and even ourselves as Grandparents, particularly during the nights that we had the privilege to have sleep overs with her there. This astonishing care from every single shining star that we encountered at GOSH be they nurses, medical staff from so many disciplines, social workers, and ancillary staff.

To GOSH the only way that we feel we can truly reflect our gratitude is to go forward shouting from the rooftops about the inspirational work that is carried out there not just for the children of our city and country but also for the many children that we saw arriving there from around the world.

Eve Hettie was the first member of the 5th generation of our family at iCandy and in her name we look forward to supporting GOSH in any way that we can.”

The heart-breaking story of Eve Hettie has provided the impetus to give something back to the children’s hospital as a result of the heart-warming care the iCandy family received from the staff. From such sadness, positives have to try and be found, and the memory of Eve will now become the driving force behind all future fundraising endeavours with GOSH. The exceptional care Eve and the family received from GOSH shall never be forgotten, and will forever be appreciated by the iCandy family. iCandy hopes the money raised will help parents and children around the world, allowing GOSH to continue its truly remarkable work in caring for sick children.

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Amit Aggarwal, Director of Corporate Partnerships, Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, said: “We are thrilled to be starting this exciting new partnership with iCandy. The money raised will make a real difference to our seriously ill young patients. We’d like to say a big thank you to iCandy for their support.”

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iCandy donates four and a half thousand pounds to The Lullaby Trust to contribute to The Big Give 2015

In an aid to support research for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome parents iCandy, the luxury British pushchair manufacturer brought the total sum donated to the Lullaby Trust to £65,386. This exceeded the ambitious £60,000 target set following a successful £4500 Christmas appeal.

The Lullaby Trust supports families by offering them a unique range of services. Their experienced team provides a free bereavement helpline, offers one-to-one support to newly bereaved families through their Befriender Programme, and organises family days out for families to gain a support network in their local area.

Martin Boyle, Managing Director of iCandy World said: “We believe our responsibility extends beyond our travel systems, and take our position as a leading figure in the parenting arena seriously. We strive to support parents and their children on their life journey wherever we are able to through our patronage of key charities such as The Lullaby Trust.”

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The Lullaby Trust’s Events and Community Officer, Caroline Hughes, stated “We are absolutely delighted to be working with such an iconic nursery brand. iCandy is a British based, family business that we work closely with. Their generous donations help us reach new parents with our crucial safer sleep advice, providing much needed funds for our bereavement support service.”

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About The Lullaby Trust

The Lullaby Trust provides specialist support for bereaved families and promotes expert advice on safer baby sleep.

Working with the NHS we run a national health-visitor led service for bereaved parents, Care of Next Infant (CONI) programme, which supports families before and after the birth of their new baby.

We are committed to supporting research to understand why babies die suddenly and unexpectedly and to find out more about how to prevent these tragic deaths.

The Lullaby Trust also runs an information line for parents and professionals (0808 802 6869) and a dedicated line for bereaved families (0808 802 6868). Both are free to call from landlines and mobiles.

Advice including, factsheets and the latest research can be found at www.lullabytrust.org.uk

We campaign tirelessly, lobbying government to keep sudden infant death on the public health agenda.

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82 years in the making, iCandy creates the definitive pushchair

Since 1933 iCandy’s precision manufacturing journey has led them to crafting the definitive pushchair, creating the world’s first single to double travel system with a single footprint. The new iCandy Peach represents the best of British design and quality engineering that is built to last. With a class leading 25kg weight limit, a unique one-touch buckle and on trend colourways, the Peach remains a cut above the rest.

The award winning iCandy Peach is famous for its one-hand fold and head-turning colours, it is iCandy’s bestselling model and is the choice for various A-list celebrities such as Victoria and David Beckham, Abbey Clancy and Sir Richard Branson.

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The Peach can upgrade into a double travel system to grow with your family with the use of innovative adapters, in just a few clicks the pushchair transforms into a double and back into a single pushchair when needed. Styled and reworked entirely in-house by the iCandy design team, the new Peach fabric is re-crafted with beautiful piped detail on the seat and hood to create a harmonious design. iCandy has added the finishing touch with a leatherette handle and bumper bar.

iCandy have created unique elevators that allow the single seat or carrycot to be positioned higher and closer, providing further interaction between the parent and child. Understanding the needs of the modern day parent, the elevators can also be used in world-facing mode to bring the child closer to the table for when out and about in restaurants, cafes or even at home.

The Peach is now available in 10 new fresh colourways offering fantastic choice to suit personal style: Bubblegum, Royal, Butterscotch, Claret, Primrose, Olive, Peacock, Honeycomb, Black Magic, and Truffle. The chassis is available in the iconic high polished Chrome, a matt Black, and a new contemporary Space Grey.

Designed and engineered to deliver a genuinely bespoke driving experience that draws on iCandy’s rich British heritage, this pushchair sets a whole new standard in the ultra-high luxury pushchair class.

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Features

  • The Peach can grow with the family, converting from a single to a double in just a few clicks to accommodate one child, siblings or twins.
  • When in double mode the Peach remains the size of a single – With a single footprint the iCandy Peach Blossom provides total ease of use when out and about, so going up kerbs and fitting through single doors is never a problem.
  • The Peach can be folded with one hand and is free-standing when folded, making it super easy to fold and store.
  • From infant to toddler, the Peach is ready to go from day one with the colour matched carrycot which is suitable for overnight sleeping.
  • The seat can be reversed in world or parent facing mode and can hold an impressive 25KGs.
  • The perfect travel system, from car to pushchair, a car seat can be simply added with iCandy car seat adapters.
  • The Peach’s unique elevators allow the single seat or carrycot to be positioned higher and closer to the parent or to the dinner table.
  • The new easy to adjust 5 point safety harness offers a quick one-touch release.
  • The Peach’s large and extendable hood offers excellent sun protection with a 50SPF rating.
  • The new Peach fabric is re-crafted with beautiful piping detail on the seat and hood to create a harmonious design.

 

RRP from £755.00

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The iCandy MiPeach branded the ‘Best Interactive Toy’

 

iCandy are delighted to announce that the new iCandy MiPeach has been awarded Gold in the ‘Best Interactive Toy’ category at the Loved by Children Awards 2015. The awards which were hosted by Loved by Children, the sister company of Loved by Parents, tested a wide variety of children friendly products from industry leaders.

iCandy’s precision manufacturing journey has led them to crafting the definitive pushchair, representing the best of British design and quality engineering that is built to last. For the first time iCandy have entered the toy sector, beautifully crafting a miniature version of their iconic Peach pushchair. Their team of British based designers have crafted the iCandy MiPeach, which provides your little one with their very own iCandy pushchair. Arriving just in time for Christmas 2015, the MiPeach has been warmly received by both children and critics, and now claims its first award by scooping Gold, Bronze and Silver awards at the Loved By Children’s Awards.

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Made with the finest materials and exacting quality of the full sized Peach pushchair, the MiPeach is available in two colours: a sleek Royal (blue) featuring white detailed piping and scrumptious Bubblegum (pink) featuring blue detailed piping. Furthermore, similar to the iconic Peach pushchair, the carrycot can be changed for a reclinable seat which can be positioned in world or child facing mode. The unique seat frame allows a parent or child to convert the carrycot into a seat unit by simply popping the poppers into the required shape. It also features a smooth frame which bears the iconic iCandy branding on either side. There’s a large shopping basket underneath for toys and accessories, whilst the MiPeach boasts durable EVA tyres with front swivel wheels. No minor attention to detail has been neglected in creating this beautiful miniature version of the iconic Peach pushchair, designed to make playtime as special as it can be.

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 As iCandy’s first venture into the toy sector, the award of Gold for best interactive toy is a great achievement, it is a testament to the brands standard of excellence behind every endeavour they undertake. What’s more, the MiPeach also scooped the Silver Award in the ‘Best Stimulative Toy’ category, along with Bronze for ‘Best Role Play Toy’.

iCandy are delighted to be recognised by such a respected institution, and to receive the seal of approval from children and not just parents. As the company prepares for 2016, expect to see a whole host of wonderful innovations, as iCandy remains determined to expand their portfolio of luxury nursery products.

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The iCandy MiPeach features

  • Available in 2 colours – Royal (blue) and Bubblegum (pink)
  • Made with the same finest materials and exacting quality of the full sized Peach pushchair, crafted with beautiful piping detail on the seat and hood to create a harmonious design.
  • Replicates the new Peach colourways
  • Reclining world and child facing seat unit
  • Retractable seat canopy
  • Seat fabrics that ‘un-pop’ to convert into a Carrycot
  • Adjustable dolly harness
  • 2 position adjustable handle with comfort foam grip
  • Large basket for storing toys
  • Durable EVA tyres making it suitable for park and playground
  • Front swivel wheels
  • Metal tubing
  • Fixed bumper bar to help prevent children from climbing into it
  • Fast, minimal assembly and disassembly for transportation/ storage (using special iCandy key)
  • Age range 3yrs +
  • Colour me in packaging
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The iCandy Raspberry wins “Mumsnet Best Award” due to positive customer feedback

This week iCandy were delighted to discover that the urban pushchair, the Raspberry has been awarded the sought-after accolade, ‘Mumsnet Best Award.’

The Raspberry is iCandy’s lightweight, freestanding, compact-fold stroller. With its agile chassis, ease of fold and innovative, hidden spacious storage capsule, the quick and easy pushchair is the smart choice for urban adventures with your new born – or toddler. Continuing to attract widespread customer acclaim, the Raspberry has been recognised by Mumsnet. A highly respectable acknowledgment, the award is only presented to products with an exceptional user score on the parenting website. Consequently only the very best products qualify for the honour, it lends further credence to the Raspberry’s status as the ultimate urban pushchair.

Mumsnet is now the UK’s biggest network for parents, generating over 70 million page views and over 14 million visits per month.

Parents have rated the Raspberry five out of five stars for factors such as the pushchairs fold, manoeuvrability, how easy it is to transport, durability and its value for money. Furthermore, a number of Raspberry owners have taken the time to leave their positive comments:

“10/ 10… The best lightweight pushchair on the market, highly recommended! Brilliant, simple fold and great price.” Christinawattas55

“The perfect urban stroller… As expected from a brand with the reputation of iCandy, the pushchair was a well-designed and proved ideal for our lifestyle. For me the key points I’d point out is the lightweight nature of the pushchair, whilst it’s easy to fold and is freestanding when not in use.” Jamesblake7

“Fantastic… Great pushchair – I live in London and the Raspberry is perfect for me.” Lisawhite1

With such strong design and unparalleled functionality, it is little wonder that the Raspberry is popular among today’s parents and has been recognised by Mumsnet.

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With 2015 drawing to a close, the Raspberry has continued to attract positive reviews and customer testimonials throughout the year. 2016 promises to be another exciting year for the brand, one which they will doubtless be expecting to replicate and exceed the high standards of the past 12 months.

 

 

 

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The lightweight Raspberry pushchair distributed to three UK airports to help British families returning from Sharm el Sheikh

(Biggleswade, UK) – Thursday 12th November 2015 – This week iCandy have pledged their award-winning pushchair, the Raspberry to three UK airports in an attempt to support families returning from Sharm el Sheikh. The agreement to send pushchairs to UK airports was reached with UK airline and tour operator, Monarch in response to baggage restrictions effecting customers travelling back from Sharm el Sheikh to the UK.

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Currently, Britons returning from the Egyptian resort are restricted to hand baggage only on board repatriation flights.  This means that many parents travelling with babies and toddlers are having to leave their pushchairs behind until hold luggage can be shipped to the UK separately.

In an effort to aid returning Britons to pass through the airport as comfortably and quickly as possible, a number of Raspberry’s have been delivered to Gatwick, Birmingham and Manchester airports. As a proud British brand and family business, iCandy are eager to help those in need of transportation for their children. They have sent out the pushchairs free of charge, seeing it as their duty to support as many parents as possible who require transportation for their young children.

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The reason behind iCandy selecting their Raspberry pushchair is due to its lightweight nature and ease of fold, which will ensure families can get through the airport and back home as soon as possible.

Monarch said “As it’s outside of school holidays we had a number of customers travelling with small children who have had to make the journey home without their pushchairs.  Although this is a temporary situation we wanted to ensure that customers arriving back in the UK from Sharm El Sheikh were able to pass through the airport and continue their onwards journey as easy as possible.  We’d like to extend our thanks and appreciation to iCandy to supplying the Raspberry pushchairs.”

 

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iCandy plan to launch their first toy pushchair this Christmas

Crafted by the pioneering British iCandy designers, the new MiPeach is perfect for your little one and their toys. Made with the finest materials and exacting quality of the full sized Peach pushchair, the MiPeach is available in two colours: a sleek Royal (blue) featuring white detailed piping and scrumptious Bubblegum (pink) featuring blue detailed piping. Certainly the Christmas seasons must have gifts, the MiPeach adds a touch of luxury to playtime providing your little one with their very own iCandy pushchair.

Furthermore, similar to the iconic Peach pushchair, the carrycot can be changed for a reclinable seat which can be positioned in world or child facing mode. The unique seat frame allows a parent or child to convert the carrycot into a seat unit by simply popping the poppers into the required shape. It also features a smooth frame which bears the iconic iCandy branding on either side.

There’s a large shopping basket underneath for toys and accessories, while the fully adjustable handle has two heights, so it grows as your little one does.

The MiPeach boasts durable EVA tyres with front swivel wheels, making it easy to manoeuvre and suitable for the park and playground. Furthermore, the pushchair has a fixed bumper bar and foam handlebar for child safety.

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When your child is finished playing the iCandy folds for easy and convenient storage. To collapse the pushchair iCandy have created a unique key which unlocks elements of the MiPeach as a safety precaution to ensure the pushchair does not fold without a parent present. No minor attention to detail has been neglected in creating this beautiful miniature version of the iconic Peach pushchair, designed to make playtime as special as it can be.

Features

  • Available in 2 colours – Royal (blue) and Bubblegum (pink)
  • Made with the same finest materials and exacting quality of the full sized Peach pushchair, crafted with beautiful piping detail on the seat and hood to create a harmonious design.
  • Replicates the new Peach colourways
  • Reclining world and child facing seat unit
  • Retractable seat canopy
  • Seat fabrics that ‘un-pop’ to convert into a Carrycot
  • Adjustable dolly harness
  • 2 position adjustable handle with comfort foam grip
  • Large basket for storing toys
  • Durable EVA tyres making it suitable for park and playground
  • Front swivel wheels
  • Metal tubing
  • Fixed bumper bar to help prevent children from climbing into it
  • Fast, minimal assembly and disassembly for transportation/ storage (using special iCandy key)
  • Age range 3yrs +
  • Colour me in packaging

Available from Christmas 2015 

 

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The iCandy Peach is crowned

iCandy were thrilled to attend the inaugural Little London Awards, which were held at the exclusive Hurlingham Club in Putney. With the nursery industry’s big brands represented in numerous categories, iCandy were delighted to win the coveted award of the Best Travel system with the iconic Peach pushchair. Furthermore, the Raspberry continued its impressive year by securing a top two finish in the Best Stroller category. Sharing their accomplishments, guests were greeted by a champagne reception, followed by an exclusive selection of canapés and an award show which was hosted by supermodel, Caprice.

iCandy are delighted that the Peach once more underlined its position as the leading luxury pushchair. With its one-hand-fold and trendy colourways, it is often the choice for various A-list celebrities. The Peach collection can grow with your family, converting from a single to a double, accommodating two siblings or twins in just a couple of clicks. As a double pushchair with a single footprint the iCandy Peach Blossom provides total ease of use when in double mode, so going up kerbs and fitting through single doors is never a problem. With such unique features it was no surprise that the iCandy Peach was crowned ‘Best Travel System’ by the London publication.

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On the Peach’s victory Rebecca Moore, Managing Editor of Little London, stated:

“Congratulations to the iCandy team a worthy winner of our inaugural Best Travel System Award! In what was such a fiercely contested category, iCandy pushchairs are renowned for their superior design quality and such successes underline their position as one of the leading international luxury pushchair brands, and we are happy to recognise their achievements with one of our prestigious awards.”

Furthermore, the Raspberry continues to attract widespread customer acclaim since its launch in 2014, winning the Red Dot Design and Good Housekeeping award; reinforcing its status as the ultimate urban stroller. With its minimalist, innovative, lightweight design, the Raspberry provides multifunction for maximum comfort for baby and parent.
iCandy strive to be the brand for parents who want and deserve more, their team of British designers refuse to sacrifice functionally for style, and work incredibly hard to infuse both style and functionality into each design. The Raspberry was honoured with the “Best Stroller” category.

With 2015 proving such a positive year, iCandy are excited for the months ahead and will be hoping for further success, along with additional innovations which help improve the options available to parents around the world.

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The iCandy Raspberry is now available to family guests at a collection of Grange Hotels

iCandy are delighted to announce their partnership with London’s leading independent hotels, Grange Hotels. As a premium British family brand, iCandy’s precision manufacturing journey has lead them to crafting the definitive pushchair, creating the world’s first single to double travel system with a single footprint. Today iCandy manufacture nursery products that remain a cut above the rest.

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 The partnership with the collection of 5-star hotels will provide family guests with an exclusive opportunity for full access to the luxury, lightweight iCandy Raspberry. The iCandy Raspberry represents the best of award winning British design and quality engineering that is built to last. With its agile chassis, ease of fold and innovative, hidden spacious storage capsule, the quick and easy Raspberry is the smart choice for urban adventures with your new born – or toddler. Weighing an astonishing 6.6KG, the Raspberry is one of the lightest luxury pushchairs on the market and will be sure to keep you on the move.  The seat unit is highly adaptable, the option of a lie-flat position allows the stroller to be used from birth, as well as parent or world facing. The 3-position reclining seat adjusts to suit the mood of your infant or toddler. The stroller will fold with the seat unit in situ or it can be removed to make storage of the Raspberry even more compact. The innovative seat folds like a clam shell protecting the seat unit from muddy wheels when stored. When folded the Raspberry is compact and freestanding making it easy to fold, carry and store.

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This collaboration ensures that families visiting the 5-Star venues will have an added comfort when traveling with small children. The iCandy Raspberry leads the way for lightweight strollers, receiving acknowledgments for its excellence by the Good Housekeeping Institute, Red Dot and recently winning Gold at the Loved by Parents Awards.
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Grange Hotels boasts 17 iconic locations across the heart of London, and the flagship hotel can be found nestled beside the beautiful St. Pauls Cathedral, with views of London’s incredible city skyline. Featuring an exquisite blend of British traditional elegance, entwined with contemporary luxury fittings, you will agree that Grange Hotels and iCandy are the perfect partnership.

Both leading British companies are experts in their field and look forward to working together to provide an unprecedented level of quality and luxury for parents in London.

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iCandy MiPeach Royal & Bubblegum

 The perfect partnership as the world’s leading luxury pushchair brand reveal its 2016 Collection for the first time with Ireland’s baby retailer, Sweet Little Babies at The Pregnancy & Baby Fair, Dublin 

 The much anticipated iCandy 2016 Collection is to be exclusively revealed at the Irish consumer show, The Pregnancy & Baby Fair. In their commitment to supporting its independent retailers, iCandy are giving consumers the opportunity to exclusively pre-order the 2016 Collection at the show. The Pregnancy & Baby Fair is Ireland’s premier nursery consumer event, the show has built a great reputation for an array of new and innovative baby products.

Since 1933 iCandy’s precision manufacturing journey has lead them to crafting the definitive pushchair, creating the first single to double travel system with a single footprint. The latest iCandy range represents the best of British design and quality engineering that is built to last. Set to be one of the most exciting events at the Pregnancy & Baby Fair; iCandy will be exhibiting for the second time with the launch of the new iCandy Peach, Peach All-Terrain, the toy MiPeach and the unique New-born Gift Set.

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As well as a variety of 9 collections from iCandy, the stand will also allow customers to get to grips directly with the luxury products with demonstrations of how to get the most out of your iCandy and a range of experts on hand to answer any query.

The Pregnancy & Baby Fair, is the only consumer fair in Ireland iCandy are visiting this year and is certain to provide the ultimate iCandy experience. iCandy will be exhibiting all weekend on stand number FB2 – Saturday 26th to Sunday 27th September.

 

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For more information please visit www.iCandyWorld.com