On Saturday 26 April, Prince Carl Philip took part in the Lilla Barnets race in Stockholm's Haga Park. The race was arranged by the Lilla Barnets Fond children's fund, and all income from the race will go towards Swedish neonatal research.
The runners could choose to run five or ten kilometres. There was also a separate race for younger children. The Prince is patron of the Lilla Barnets Fond children's fund, and ran ten kilometres.
More and more children are being born in Sweden, and around one in ten children need to be cared for at a neonatal unit after birth as a result of an illness or complication. Research into these young newborn children is vital, and the national Lilla Barnets Fond children's fund was therefore started six years ago.
The Lilla Barnets Fond children's fund is a non-profit association founded in 2008 with the aim of supporting medical research and development in connection with newborn babies and their future health. The board is responsible for all operations. A research commission works under the board, and deals with all applications for research funding. The basis for all operations is the fund's members, who exercise influence through their voting rights on occasions such as the annual meeting.
The Lilla Barnets Fond children's fund has been a member of the Swedish Fundraising Council (FRII) since February 2012. FRII works to ensure that fundraising is carried out in an ethical, transparent and professional manner, and the Lilla Barnets Fond children's fund has committed to applying FRII's quality code.
Prince Carl Philip has been the official patron of the Lilla Barnets Fond children's fund since 2009.