World Prematurity Day appeal
15 million babies are born too soon each year across the globe, that’s 29 every minute. Sadly, around one million of these babies will not survive.
Many of you may have experienced the early arrival of your baby and know how frightening and isolating this experience can be. Bliss wants to make sure no family goes through this alone. That’s why we’re asking you to make a donation on 17 November to mark World Prematurity Day.
Kieri Dainty has a special reason to celebrate this year. Her ‘little snowflake’ Gwendolyn was born 11 weeks early and is now a thriving 18 month old, thanks to the incredible medical care and support she was given during four months in hospital. During that time she was very poorly and received life-saving surgery for a heart condition.
In tribute to her little fighter, Kieri gave herself her own challenge this year and raised vital funds for Bliss by undertaking a 179 mile triathlon!
On World Prematurity Day 2015, as the UK’s leading charity caring for babies born premature and sick, we are asking you to help us make a difference to the lives of babies like Gwendolyn born premature in the UK.
We desperately need to fund more research, champion improvements in care and provide support to all families, like Gwendolyn’s, who need us – but without help from you, we just won’t be able to do it.
Please make a special gift on World Prematurity Day 2015 to make a real difference to premature and sick babies and their families.
However much you are able to give will make a real difference:
£3 supports a family throughout their baby's three month stay in hospital
£10 provides five families with the information they need to care for their baby in hospital
£20 allows a recently bereaved parent to access the support they need to begin grieving for the loss of their baby
£50 funds a Family Support group for a month helping mums and dads to cope with having a baby born prematurely.
Thank you for your support.