Push for Prems Sponsored Walk Fundraiser 2021
SUNDAY 27TH JUNE 2021 – PUSH FOR PREMS 10,000 STEPS Together, helping to save tiny lives. Organised by Catherine Demir and a small group of volunteer parents who have had premature babies in TMBU. Please follow their Facebook group too for further details and updates.
Push for Prems 2021 is going to be a little different this year again and now more than ever, the TMBU in Brighton and SCBU in Haywards Heath need your SUPPORT.
Each year, we walk for the Early Birth Association (a registered charity that supports the Trevor Mann Baby Unit, RSCH, Brighton and PRH Special Care Baby Unit, Haywards Heath, www.earlybirth.co.uk).
We had hoped (and crossed our fingers lots) that by the time Summer 2021 came around, we could go back to our group sponsored walk in Brighton safely. Unfortunately due to the COVID-19 pandemic we have once again had to change how we do things this year. It is vital that we stay safe, especially our most vulnerable. So, like last year, we are doing our Push for Prems 10,000 STEPS.
For those that don’t know us, (Pre-Covid), our sponsored walk would be from the Royal Sussex County Hospital to Hove Lagoon, where we would have a picnic and launch bubbles across the lagoon in memory of those little ones who didn’t make it home.
We are asking all of our families and those that want to support the Trevor Mann Baby Unit to hold your own sponsored walk from home. Our usual route is approximately 10,000 steps and so we thought it would be great to complete the same distance but from our own homes – around your lounge, your back garden or as part of your daily exercise with your family. You can WALK, RUN or SKIP the 10,000 steps over a day or split into manageable chunks for little feet. All we ask is that you stay safe and have fun while raising VITAL FUNDS FOR THE BABY UNITS.
Each year, we love dressing up, getting together, seeing old friends and meeting new families. Although we can’t physically be together, we still want this year to be great! So PLEASE share your stories, and take lots of photos. Wear your Push for Prems t-shirts if you’d like to or why not go for it anyway and dig out those tutus and doctors and nurses fancy dress outfits – make the event your own and have FUN FUN FUN!
Our 12th Push for Prems will take place on SUNDAY 27th JUNE and complete our 10,000 steps on that day. However, if you would like to do it the day before or prior to that date, that’s great too! Just don’t forget to take lots of photos so we can share your story.
This year, we are raising funds for vital equipment for the Trevor Mann Baby Unit. The unit can give little ones, born as early as 23 weeks, (17 weeks early) the best chance of survival. There are only a few hospitals in the country that have this facility. This comes at a time where the NHS has been stretched to the limit and charitable support is more vital than ever. Please support us if you can.
Every year we have around 200-250 people taking part. We always meet so many AMAZING NICU graduates – let’s see if we can do the same again this year and not let this pandemic hamper our fundraising efforts. Together, WE CAN make Push for Prems 2021` a walk to remember! To keep things simple, we ask that all donations come via this JUST GIVING page. Please dig deep as every penny counts and will help to provide much need equipment and supplies.
Thank you for all your ongoing support over the years. Together, we have raised nearly £100,000 for the Early Birth Association, Ronald McDonald House, SERV Sussex and the Neonatal Ambulance Service. The Push for Prems Team is a tiny group of parents that have spent months in the TMBU with premature babies, some as tiny as just one pound. We and any parent that has had a premature baby knows what a terrifying experience this is, but we have also seen our little ones defy the odds, showing so much strength and determination for life. None of this would be possible without the amazing care provided by our special care baby units and the additional support provided through charitable donations.
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.