Our annual ‘Wear Green for Premmies’ campaign is a day where thousands of people wear green to show their support of the 25,000 babies born prematurely in Australia each year. Part of the proceeds from last year’s event were used to purchase and donate equipment to 2 Special Care Nurseries and 2 Neonatal Intensive Care Units.
In July 2014, our Foundation kindly donated a Cannon EOS 1200D Camera, EF 50mm lense, ultra memory card (32gb), an additional battery for camera, a lowepro camera bag and 4 x Premmie Nests to Royal Darwin Hospital’s NICU/SCN.
Our donations will help assist the staff in providing beautiful memories for their families and ensure that each baby in NICU, is comfortably positioned to optimize development.
This year, the Royal Darwin Hospital NICU/SCN was one of the four hospitals chosen as recipients of our annual donations. We have received ‘wish lists’ from each of the four nurseries to help assist our Foundation in purchasing equipment relevant to the needs of each hospital.
Our Foundation is donating up to $7,000 towards the purchase of equipment between the four nurseries from the incredible fundraising efforts in April 2014. We are currently liasing with the Royal Women’s Hospital (VIC) and Dandenong Hospital (VIC) to finalise our donations direct to their nurseries. We publicised our donation to Mater Mother’s NCCU earlier last month.
These donations of course would not have been possible without the incredible efforts of those families, friends, hospitals, businesses and supporters who fundraised in support of our event. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your amazing efforts to support not only our Foundation, but the hospitals that provide the amazing care for our precious children born too soon.
We will provide further updates of our donations to the other 2014 recipients soon.