L’il Aussie Prems Foundation has always looked for ways to broaden the opportunities for support we offer to families of sick and prematurely born babies in hospitals all over the country.
The NICU and SCN journey is experienced by thousands of families across Australia every year and affects each one differently. Families face the challenge of many months of daily travel to and from hospital while their child receives critical care. Parents and families in these circumstances frequently face the additional burden of financial stress during this time. Day-to-day expenses of being in such an exceptional environment including daily parking, time away from work, medical costs, and finding nutritional and easy meals, quickly add up while supporting their child through an extended hospital stay.
With this in mind, we are delighted to announce our new national program that will provide parents a nutritional opportunity that is not currently being fulfilled in the community we support, thanks to the incredible support from Grill’d Australia. Our new meal vouchers program will offer high quality, nutritious meals by way of a gift card, redeemable at any Grill’d outlet up to the value of $25.00 per card. Our vouchers will provide parents the opportunity to maintain their own health and wellbeing whilst their baby is receiving care in a NICU or SCN.
Thanks to your generous donations, $2,025 worth of meal vouchers have been distributed to hospital social workers across the nation.
Donated to NICU/SCN’s to date:
10 x meal vouchers sent to Bendigo Health (VIC)
10 x meal vouchers sent to Toowoomba Hospital (QLD)
25 x meal vouchers sent to Centenary Hospital for Women and Children (ACT)
15 x meal vouchers sent to Wollongong Hospital (NSW)
10 x meal vouchers sent to Ballarat Base Hospital (VIC)
11 x meal vouchers sent to Mercy Hospital for Women (VIC)
If you would like to contribute towards assisting our charity in providing further vouchers to families in need in hospitals throughout Australia, please consider making a tax deductible donation.
Our meal cards are provided directly to Social Workers within nursery units and are not available to individuals by request through our charity and/or website.