Julie Clarke is our 2nd runner up Premmie Hero Award Winner.
Julie Clarke has achieved so much for the premmie baby community in NSW. Julie has a premature son who was born at 27 weeks in York, England, 25 years ago. She realised that there was no support available and soon started a support group, NNICUPS. This group is going very strong today and Julie and her husband attended the group’s 25th anniversary ball last year. Julie has worked tirelessly over the last 17 years and has always been involved, many of those years as President. Julie’s main aim is to support parents in need as they find themselves thrown into a crisis situation and throughout the years, Julie has been (and still is) a mentor to NNICUPS Parent Support Team.
A major achievement of Julie’s was initiating the construction of “Hope Cottage” which is a home away from home for country NICU parents. Through fundraising and the help of 3 local Rotary groups the dream became a reality and Hope Cottage now helps hundreds of families every year and is situated at Nepean Hospital. Julie is passionate about helping other groups start around Australia and has been involved through helping two charities to form throughout the years.
Julie is a matriarch to many friends and families and continues to support families in need.
Congratulations Julie and thank you!
You can now join NNICUPS on Facebook.
Julie has won a $100 RedBalloon gift certificate, will receive a 12 month subscription to Pratical Parenting Magazine, and she will receive a uniquely designed medal & framed certificate.