Parents and Staff Support Premature Baby Day

For the third year parents and staff at NNUH will be organising a ‘Little Lights Walk’ in aid of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) fund, part of the NNUH charity, and Bliss, national charity for premature babies.

On 20 November  parents and  staff from the Norfolk and Norwich University  Hospitals Trust (NNUH) Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) will come together to raise money and awareness  for premature and sick babies on World Prematurity Day.

Julia Shirtliffe, Family Care Co-ordinator : ‘Our annual Walk means parents and staff can come together supporting our NICU Fund which helps to raise funds to enhance the experience received by babies and families whilst in hospital and BLISS who are a national charity. We welcome current and past NICU parents to join us on the walk.’

The circular walk around the hospital will end at the chapel with a short ceremony in the chapel garden where tea lights will be lit to light up the night to celebrate the hope and strength of premature babies and their families.

There will then be a chance for parents to buy cakes and enter for a tombola prize.

If people wish to support the NNUH NICU Fund, part of the hospital charity by donating on the day, setting up an online giving page or donate online  – please mention NNUH Walk  or to support Bliss please go online at

The walk starts inside at the West Atrium Reception Level 1 of  the hospital at 3.00pm ending at the Chapel. If you wish to take part please email

The NICU department helps more than 900 premature or sick babies a year.



Thursday 8th of September 2016 10:33:06 AM