Tiny Hearts Appeal
The Tiny Hearts appeal is a very special campaign launched by Barnsley Hospital Charity in September 2014 and aims to raise £1 million to help support the relocation and development of a brand new Neonatal 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 is now open and has been built around the needs of the babies and their families. We are still fundraising to upgrade to state-of-the-art equipment which is needed to enable the Special Care Baby Unit team to continue their fantastic care and enhance their capabilities. The unit sits on the same level as the Barnsley Birthing Centre, which means that the babies do not have to be exposed to different environments and different temperature changes, nor do 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 now the new unit has been updated and expanded in order to allow parents to have proper bonding time with their babies.
The appeal has seen the public really jump on board to show their support, with generous donations from community fundraisers and corporate organisations. We have seen the appeal soar to this point, however it is vital that even though the new unit has opened, we still continue to push to our £1 million target!
The additional 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, the best infant resuscitator equipment and items such as Neo-puffs. To see a list of some of the items we still need to fundraise for, visit our news article.
If you’d like to fundraise in aid of the Tiny Hearts Appeal, please contact the charity on 01226 431650 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. You can also visit our Just Giving Campaign Page and click “Start Fundraising”.
Please let us know about your event so that we can support and promote your fundraising so you can smash your fundraising target!
By texting TINY01 plus your donation of £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10 to 70070 you can help us support premature babies throughout Barnsley.
The Tiny Hearts Appeal is a charitable fund administered by Barnsley Hospital Charity Reg. No. 1058037