Tiny Hearts Appeal
The Tiny Heart appeal was launched in September and aims to raise £1million over the next two years to help support the development of a brand new Special Care Baby Unit. The new unit aims to provide an even better standard of care for all the special care babies and the most comfortable environment for all families and staff on the unit.
The new unit will be built around the needs of the babies and their families. State-of-the-art equipment will be provided to enable the Special Care Baby Unit team to continue their fantastic care and enhance their capabilities. The unit will sit on the same level as the Barnsley Birthing Centre, which means that the babies will not have to be exposed to different environments and different temperature changes, nor will they have to be taken into an elevator.
Premature babies are underdeveloped and have to be given extra help for their tiny bodies to cope with the outside world, and can spend up to 13-14 weeks on the unit. The care on the unit is focused around allowing the babies to fully develop and the current unit needs to be updated and expanded in order to allow parents to have proper bonding time with their babies.
The appeal got off to a great start with a fantastic £10,000 raised in the first week. The team have loads of fundraising initiatives in place to help reach the £1million target such as the Great Barnsley Bake Off whereby you can hold your own mini bake off competition and sell your cakes to raise funds.
All money raised for the Tiny Hearts Appeal will be used to buy essential equipment such as intensive care units for babies that need that extra help with breathing, keeping warm or feeding, double beds and homely furniture for families who need to stay at the hospital, and the best infant resuscitator equipment.
For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 01226 431915
By texting Tiny01 plus your donation to 70070 you can help us support premature babies throughout Barnsley.