1 in 7 babies born at the L&D requires specialist care


Every year the Luton and Dunstable Hospital’s (L&D) Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) treats over 900 premature and critically ill full-term babies.  We offer the highest level of neonatal intensive care possible and are one of only three high-level neonatal units in the East of England.

Because of this and an increasing birth rate, demand for our specialist services has significantly outstripped resources.

The Luton and DunstableHospital is building a new, bigger unit with more cots and better facilities to help treat even more babies. The NICU Appeal has been launched to raise additional funds to buy extra equipment and enhance the Unit to ensure that all the babies are treated in the best possible environment.

This new state-of-the-art facility will feature leading edge technology and accommodate up to 46 cots. 

It will also include much needed facilities for parents who want to stay close to their baby, including overnight accommodation, a breast-feeding room and two family rooms.  These facilities will allow the NICU team to support parents more effectively whilst their baby is poorly and also when preparing them to take their baby home.

We need your help to raise an extra £1.5 million to help equip and enhance the new Unit. With all its specialist equipment the unit will be able to treat around 300 more babies each year and save even more precious lives. 


Your support will make a huge difference.


If you would like more information about the Appeal, or would like to discuss fundraising ideas, please contact the Fundraising Team

by calling 01582 718 289


or visiting our website



Thank you

L&D Fundraising Team J

Raising money for

The Luton and Dunstable Hospital Charitable Fund

The Luton and Dunstable Hospital Charitable Fund

Charity Registration No. 1058704

The Luton and Dunstable Hospital provides a wide range of general and specialist services to 350,000 people. Our focus is strongly rooted around our patients by providing them with a more comfortable environment. All money raised by the charity supports and enhances the care we give our patients.

Donations 479

Thank you for all the amazing work you do which helped our little girl Alina.

Donation by Shima and Brian Gallagher on 22/04/14


+ £37.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Diane Williams on 08/04/14


+ £2.50 Gift Aid


Tom and Kayleigh have asked for their Wedding collection from Parker Hannifin to be donated to you guys, with love from them both and little Arthur!

Donation by Friends & colleagues at Parker Hannifin on 03/04/14


+ £40.00 Gift Aid

To show our appreciation for all the great work you do, and especially for making sure baby Ivy got home to her family safely and soundly. From all at Zayo.

Donation by Zayo Group on 02/04/14


+ £25.00 Gift Aid


This is a wedding gift to Tom Bradbury & Kayleigh after NICU helped their son, Arthur, when he was born prematurely. Congratulations to them both x

Donation by Gemma Bayliss on 26/03/14


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Eternally grateful to all the staff at the Luton & Dunstable NICU who cared for our little boy Jake born at 28 weeks. He's now a happy healthy 20 month old!

Donation by Lydia, Tom & Jake on 22/03/14


Thank you to all the wonderful staff at the NICU who cared for Teddy & Daisy this time last year. Both babies are doing great thanks to your fantastic team

Donation by Steve & Anna on 21/02/14


+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Taking part in the London to Brighton bike ride and have asked friends to donate to this appeal. Thank you for looking after my precious niece and nephew, Scarlett and Harry French born at 24 wks x

Donation by Auntie Pooch, Uncle Tom and Hector x on 07/02/14


+ £15.00 Gift Aid

From parents, carers and families who attend our tots group.

Donation by JUMP (Central Baptist Tots Group) on 06/02/14


All the very best in 2014 and thank you for all you do.

Donation by MSL on 14/01/14


+ £25.00 Gift Aid

In loving memory of our beautiful son Matthew on his 3rd birthday. We love and miss you so much, Mummy, Daddy and Daniel xxx

Donation by Jodie, Gary and Daniel Turner on 14/01/14

In Loving Memory of our daughter Laurna Alicia. You are always in our hearts .Thanks to all the staff who looked after her younger brother and sisters. love Mum. Dad. Aimee. Gabriella and Callum.

Donation by Anonymous on 25/12/13

In loving memory of Laurna Alicia forever in our hearts and prayers. Love Granny and Gaga x

Donation by Anonymous on 24/12/13

Thanks for the help and support you gave my brother, Paul, and SiL, Louise, when their beautiful daughter Ellin, was born at just 26 weeks. Thanks to you, she is now a happy, healthy 8 year old!

Donation by Sarah & Daisy Bates on 17/12/13


+ £3.75 Gift Aid

A Christmas donation for all premature babies. Thank you for everything you did. My Niece, Ellin Louise Miller Snoxell is now a very happy 8 year old & looking forward to Christmas.

Donation by Tracey & John on 16/12/13


+ £3.75 Gift Aid

Thank you for the life of our grangaughter ELLIN SNOXELL born at 26 wks weighing 1lb 14 ozs now a happy healthy 8 yr old.

Donation by Daphne & Robin Snoxell on 16/12/13


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Thankyou to all the staff for looking after our grandson Arthur Holman (Bradbury) your dedication is outstanding, we thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for sending our little boy home to us.

Donation by Anne and Paul Impey on 15/12/13


+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Elin, Rob and Tova!

Donation by To on 15/12/13


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

In loving memory of Laurna Alicia and to mark the day that would have been her 18th birthday. Always remembered and Loved.

Donation by Michelle, Gary, Hannah and Ryan on 12/12/13


Donation by Anonymous on 08/12/13


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Linda King on 08/12/13


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Forever thankful to all the wonderful staff who cared for our dear little miracle Ellin Louise Miller Snoxell...born 21/09/2005 at 26 +1 weeks, weighing 1lb 14.5ozs. Ellin is doing very well :) :) :)

Donation by Paul and Louise Snoxell on 02/12/13


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Friend of Karin Underdown on 30/11/13


Thanks for all the care and attention you gave baby Archie to help him clear his jaundice. You do a fantastic job and the new facilities are a no brainer!

Donation by James and Karen Johnson on 27/11/13


+ £25.00 Gift Aid


As a thank you for the fantastic care you've given baby Arthur (Holman), his Dad asks we donate the money raised at work, towards your target

Donation by Tom's colleagues at Parker Hannifin, Par on 26/11/13


+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£30,282.86
  • Offline donations£752,230.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£782,512.86
  • Gift Aid£6,946.73

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