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Weʼre raising £900 to purchase sibling box's which will contain items including two bears , a journal , and a book to help siblings to understand the NICU

Birmingham, UK

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One in nine babies in the UK are admitted to the Neonatal Unit each year. The admission of a baby to the Neonatal Unit is a stressful time for the family. The stress is heightened for families, as most UK Neonatal Units do not provide organised sibling support.

Jo-Anne created Sociability Care based on her own personal experience. In July 2015 her twin boys, Oscar and Noah were born at 25 weeks. Sadly, Noah only lived for 30 hours. Due to his prematurity Oscar has a range of health conditions including cerebral palsy and chronic lung disease. Jo-Anne is determined to use her experiences and passion to help other families in similar circumstances.

Noah’s Star officially launched in October 2017 at Birmingham Womens Hospital. We provide support to the siblings of babies who have been born prematurely or are experiencing health issues. This enables children to receive emotional support and encourage family bonds during a stressful experience. The support is provided both on a 1:1 basis and through a group facility using volunteers.

We have recruited 50 volunteers and have provided over 800 hours of support to the babies and families at Birmingham Womens Hospital.

Each year we honour Noah’s memory by raising money or donating items for the premature and sick babies at Birmingham Women’s Hospital. This year we want to honour the 30 hours Noah lived and so we are asking for 30 people to pledge to raise £30 in July in memory of Noah.

Each £30 raised will be used to purchase 1 sibling box which will contain items including a photo frame to paint, two bears (one for them and one for the baby), a journal (diary), a book to read to their baby brother or sister (guess how much I love you), a book to help them to understand the NICU (my brother/sister is a premie), an activity to help keep them entertained when our Noah’s Star volunteers are not available

So could you be one of the 30 that will pledge to raise £30 in July?

Please help us reach this target of being able to donate 30 boxes to the siblings of premature babies at Birmingham Women’s Hospital.

Who is up for the challenge???

https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/impact-a-premature-baby-has-on-siblings-noahs-start-volunteers_uk_5b3a295ae4b08c3a8f6c4e6d

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All profits raised will support our project Noah's Star

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    15

    • Melanie Mills

      Melanie Mills

      Aug 13, 2018

      Read your story in Prima and wanted to do something to support your social enterprise not least as my eldest son had a long stint in BCH and I love that book too

      £30.00

    • Emilia

      Emilia

      Aug 6, 2018

      Thanks to Dennis family for their second kind contribution. xxx

      £10.00

    • Amy & Jem

      Amy & Jem

      Aug 4, 2018

      Such a lovely idea x

      £30.00

    • Marcela

      Marcela

      Aug 2, 2018

      £5.00

    • Bernadette Stringfellow

      Bernadette Stringfellow

      Aug 1, 2018

      Well done Jo keeping Noahs memory alive xx

      £30.00

    • Nic Howe

      Nic Howe

      Aug 1, 2018

      Well done Em proud of you x

      £10.00

    • Emilia Lewin

      Emilia Lewin

      Aug 1, 2018

      Month without chocolate, cakes and bicies .... managed to raise amazing £70. Thank you to everyone who joined me in. Emilia ❤️❤️❤️

      £70.00

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