Our Charity – Part Two

Most of you may be aware that today is “Children In Need”. However, you may not be aware that today is also “World Prematurity Day”.

“A global movement to raise awareness of premature birth and the devastating impact it can have on families”.

Well, now you know, we would like to take this opportunity to announce that Bradford Hospitals Charity – Neonatal Unit, is our final official charity. We will be raising funds and exposure for them throughout our Campaign.

A Bit Of Background

Based at the Bradford Royal Infirmary (BRI), the Bradford Hospitals Charity (BHC) Neonatal Unit looks after around 600 babies per year which includes: pre-term babies and full-term babies who may be very poorly after birth. The Unit has been a regional centre for many years and provides all levels of newborn medical care, including intensive care to babies from Bradford and across the northern half of the UK.  Women may be referred during pregnancy when very early birth is anticipated or babies transferred to Bradford after delivery in the local hospital for specialist care.

1 baby in 10 needs additional medical care in the newborn period with 1 in a 100 needing intensive care. The Unit can accommodate between 12 and 14 intensive care babies and is constantly full to capacity.

While the NHS provides essential medical care and basic hospital accommodation for patients, resources often don’t stretch to providing the extra bits of home comforts or cutting edge technology that costs over and above what budgets can stretch to.

How We Can Help

Charitable donations make a real difference, benefiting patients and staff. Raising extra funds helps to enhance services and facilities, from buying incubators to refurbishing relative’s overnight rooms.

“Hell Oar High Water“ will be doing our best to raise money and exposure for our chosen charities. Hopefully you can join us on the journey and help wherever possible.

We will be launching our Virgin Money Giving page very soon, where you will be able to donate. We will let you know as soon as it is live.

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– Chris & James –

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