World Prematurity Day and the Priaulx Premature Baby Foundation’s Platinum 20th anniversary will both be happening on Friday 17th November.
1 in 10 babies are born prematurely, so it is important to raise awareness across the Bailiwick, and to raise funds to help support the families of our tiniest islanders.
Priaulx Premature Baby Foundation (PPBF) are inviting supporters to wear purple on the day and there’s lots of other ways you can be part of the celebrations:
- Host a bake sale – there have been lots of lovely purple cakes in the past!
- Add a touch of purple to your premises on the day – PPBF can provide donation pots/buckets if you’d like to have one on display
- Run a raffle fundraiser with your clients, customers, colleagues etc
- Get creative – if you’re a salon, why not offer purple nails or highlights for a donation or, if you work with children, offer some purple face painting. You could even ask your team to bring in their baby photos and guess who is who.
- Knitting – if you’re a keen knitter, then you could knit some purple preemie clothes or a blanket for PPBF to add to their Baby Boxes. These go to families staying in Guernsey’s Special Care Unit while their newborn baby receives care. Hand-made items are hugely appreciated
- Host a Night – to support the PPBF Buy-A-Night campaign, the charity are also running a sister campaign to help raise much-needed funds for Aggie’s Burrow, Isaac’s Pad and Frankie’s Den – the compassionate housing next to Southampton Hospital. It encourages individuals or businesses to host evening events to help with ongoing running and maintenance costs. This could be anything from a quiz night, meat draw, a regular club meet-up, a yoga class or crafty workshop to a dinner party, movie night or bingo
- Make a birthday donation for any amount – every penny makes a difference and will go towards our compassionate housing, beloved Baby Boxes and equipment for Guernsey’s Special Care Unit
- A Family Fun Day is also taking place from 1pm – 4pm on Saturday 18th November at Les Beaucamps High School.