15 million babies are born too soon each year. More than 1 million die. 1 in 13 babies in the UK are born preterm. The stats are shocking. Mark and the team at Borne want to change them, and we can all help. In March 2020, I am joining a team of adventurers battling their way across Costa Rica to raise £250,000 for Borne's life-saving research into the causes of premature birth.
With your support, we can help prevent babies from being born too soon and give every child the best chance in life, free from disability.
Prematurity is the leading cause of death in newborn babies, but even for those that survive, the health effects can far beyond birth. From the moment they are born, premature babies face many challenges. Their lives are often complicated by long-term disability, such as cerebral palsy, chronic lung disease or learning difficulties. Yet, we still do not know why so many babies are born too soon and how to stop it. Borne was created to change this.
Thank you for supporting me and Borne! To find out more, please visit www.borne.org.uk