The Early Birth Association makes a positive difference for babies, families and staff in Neonatal Care at the Trevor Mann Baby Unit at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton, and the Special Care Baby Unit at the Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath.

Watch a video about us here.

Not only do the EBA raise money for vital life-saving equipment on the units they also make it just that little bit more comfortable for parents by supplying tea, coffee and biscuits and also the opportunity to talk about their experiences.” Matt, Dad to Finlay who was in TMBU.

The Early Birth Association is a registered charity and we are here to make a positive difference for babies and families and the staff teams who work on the units by providing a wide variety of help and support for TMBU and SCBU in PRH. This ranges from providing practical items for the babies and parents on the units to make their hospital stay more homely and comfortable, to funding vital life saving equipment and research. Please visit our News page to get up to date information on what we are doing.

The EBA is run by a group of volunteer parents and family members who have had premature or unwell babies. You can read more about us and meet the team here. We offer help and support to parents by regularly visiting the TMBU & PRH SCBU to run informal drop in coffee mornings, and by ensuring the units are stocked up with the items and equipment that they need. Please contact us, or ask on the units to find out when the next drop in coffee mornings are.

We’re always keen to hear from new supporters and committee members who are interested in helping us. Whether you have a little time to spare or a lot, your skills and time will be much appreciated and you’ll have fun and help a fantastic local cause.  Please get in touch to talk to us about volunteer supporter roles and opportunities. You can also help us by making a donation and /or holding a fundraising event or activity for us. We’re entirely run by volunteers so any money raised is spent directly for benefit of the neonatal units and the babies and families using them.

We’d also like to hear from you if you’re a current or recent neonatal unit parent/family member and you have any feedback about things provided by The EBA whilst you were there. We are always looking to improve what we do to support babies and families and your feedback would be very valued so please do contact us.

Please click here to read our statement on the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The Early Birth Association are registered on Virgin Money Giving,
where you are able to make a donation directly to us and set up your
own fundraising page for any events that you do.

The Early Birth Association are registered with JustGiving.
You can donate directly to us and also develop your own webpage for raising
funds for us for any sponsored events that you’d like to do.


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