Join parents and NNUH staff to support Premature Baby Day
Parents and staff at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) will be taking part a charity walk next month in aid of the hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) fund, part of the NNUH charity, and Bliss, the national charity for premature babies.
The event is taking place on Sunday, November 19 when parents and staff from the NNUH and NICU will come together to mark World Prematurity Day and raise awareness of premature birth and the devastating impact it can have on families.
The circular walk starts inside the hospital’s West Atrium Reception Level 1, ending at the chapel with a short ceremony in the chapel garden where tea lights will be lit to celebrate the hope and strength of premature babies and their families.
Lead Paediatric Nurse Lucy Weavers said: “Our annual Walk means parents and staff can come together to support our NICU which helps to enhance the experience received by babies and families during their time in hospital and BLISS which is a national charity. We welcome current and past NICU parents to join us on the walk.”
Following the walk, there will be a chance for parents to stay for a cup of tea and enter for a tombola prize – please bring a cake or raffle prize on the day if you are able to.
Anyone who would like to take part, is asked to meet inside the West Atrium at 3pm to set off together at 3.15pm with the walk taking approximately 45 minutes. For small babies, and if weather is adverse, there will be an internal walk route.
People can support the NICU Fund by donating on the day, setting up an online giving page or donate online https://www.justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/nnuhnhs/nnnicu please mention NNUH Walk or to support Bliss please go online at www.bliss.org.uk