What we do Wednesday! End of September and NICU Awareness Month
Published 29th September 2021
As September and NICU Awareness Month draws to a close, we wanted to reflect on who we are and why we do what we do. The main driving force behind us is to help the Neonatal Units that helped us and our babies so much and to give something back.
The EBA is wholly ran by volunteers. We are parents of babies that were cared for on the units and we joined The EBA as a way of showing our appreciation and to help families and babies who need the units now and in the future. We also have a very close working relationship with the staff from the Units with nurses, the Matron and a Consultant joining us as members of our committee.
We were initially set up in May 1983 and as we are volunteer run, 100% of our funds go straight back into the units!
We initially started off as a small charity supporting parents on the units by supplying tea, coffee and biscuits. We then went on to supplying blankets, muslins and wash bags. With increasing numbers of babies needing neonatal services, we saw the opportunity to do even more and now help with things such as funding vital equipment, staff support and training and big projects such as refurbishment of the units!
Over the years, people have become more aware of us, and the greater need for continual support for our local hospitals units. With more fundraising and donations received we are now able to offer a diverse, responsive and continual range of help and support for everyone on the units. We want to say a HUGE THANK YOU to all our supporters and fundraisers – without you none of this would be possible!
Check out our ‘What we do’ page and explore all the drop down menus on the page for examples of all the things we are able to offer the units. You can also read more about all of us and why we are part of The EBA here.
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.
For further advice and support please also see the useful links and information at the bottom of the website.