About The EBA

The Early Birth Association (EBA)

The Early Birth Association was formed on the 20th May 1983 with the help and advice of a Consultant Paediatrician who was aware of the need to offer practical help and support to parents going through an extremely difficult time when their babies are in hospital. To this day we are pleased to continue to be there for the families and their babies along with the staff on the units.

We are all volunteers and are parents, family and friends of babies that were cared for on the units. We joined The EBA as a way of showing our appreciation for the care our babies received, and to help the families and babies who need the units now and in the future. We also have a very close working relationship with hospital staff. Recently nurses, the Neonatal Matron and a Consultant from the units have joined us as members of our committee.  This means we can work even more quickly and responsively to the needs of the units to make a positive difference for everyone there.

Check out our ‘What we do’ page and explore the drop down menus on the page for examples of all the things we are able to offer the units.

We are always excited to hear from new supporters and members so please get in touch.

You can find out more about our EBA Committee Members below. We can be contacted through the contact form online, or through the Units.


Heidi Crawford - Charity Co-Chair and Unit Rep TMBU

Heidi Crawford Charity Co-Chair and Unit Rep TMBU

I became involved with the EBA 2 years after my eldest son was treated on TMBU suffering from birth asphyxia. He was given a 50:50 chance of survival and only a 1 in 8 chance of not having any brain damage. It is only due to the incredible team on the unit and the fantastic facilities and equipment available that he is a happy, healthy 9 year old.

My family owes the unit everything and without them we wouldn’t have our brilliant boy which is why I wanted to become involved and give something back. I also wanted to be able to help and support other parents going through a similar nightmare as well as raise awareness and fundraise to enable the unit to continue to treat babies in the best environment with the best resources.”

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.


Contact Us

Please feel free to contact us for further information at info@earlybirth.co.uk

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