Green for Prems Event Wrap 2014

Wear Green for Premmies in 2014 was incredible!! We reached thousands of participants Australia wide. Hundreds of photos were submitted on social media by families, hospitals, supporters and workplaces from around the nation all wearing green to show their support. An incredible effort from everyone who celebrated the day and participated in raising awareness of premature birth within the Australian community.

This year, ten hospitals across the nation participated in ‘Wear Green for Premmies’ which is just fantastic! St Vincent’s Private Hospital, Monash Newborn, Blacktown Hospital (Trish Campbell attended on our behalf), Royal Darwin Hospital, Royal Hobart Hospital  and St John of God Berwick are just a few of the wonderful hospitals that hosted a morning tea on the day. Thank you to the incredible businesses and individuals who fundraised for us some of which held BBQ’s, cupcake stalls, sold our wristbands, held a green dress day and a team of brave mums even ‘inked for prems’. We have posted Certificates of Appreciation to everyone as a small token of our appreciation in supporting our Foundation.

A special thank you to St Vincent’s Private Hospital (Melbourne) who hosted a lovely morning tea and presented our President, Julia with a $500 donation, from the proceeds of a raffle they held. Thank you also to Nathan and Samuel for being our super cute poster boys this year and to all the families who allowed us to include their precious children in our promotional material.

From all of your incredible fundraising efforts this year, an amazing $7,000 is being donated towards the purchase of much needed equipment between the four chosen hospitals this year. The items being donated are from ‘wish lists’ each of the hospitals have provided our committee. Through your kind generosity, it continues to allow us to not only give back to four nurseries each year but also provides our Foundation with funds to continue and expand on the important work that we do for families. We will be sharing further donations in the coming months but for now, check out the donation made to the Mater Mother’s NCCU below.

Our annual ‘Wear Green for Premmies’ day is a wonderful success each year because of the amazing support from everyone in our community. We are incredibly humbled and thank you for helping to make a difference, together.