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.

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. We’re able to offer help and support to parents who are facing the same worrying experiences that we once faced 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 are there to meet parents and families on the units to provide an opportunity to discuss any problems or anxieties. We work closely with the nurses and staff to give support and practical help.

We’re always keen to hear from new supporters and committee members who are interested in joining us. Whether you have a little time to spare or a lot, your skills and time will be much appreciated and best of all 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 your baby/babies are currently in, or have recently been in the Neonatal Units and you have any feedback on the 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.

We are also often fundraising for specific projects  – please see our news and events sections for further details.

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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