Bliss, the special care baby charity, are celebrating 30 years of helping sick and premature babies. Here is how your fantastic fundraising efforts can help to save more tiny lives:
Bliss supports families
Having a premature baby is often a frightening and overwhelming time. Bliss provides a range of free advice, support and information to families, helping them to understand what is happening and to make crucial decisions that will influence their childs future. Our parent message board, helpine and free leaflets can be a lifeline at the difficult time.
"I felt a bit abandoned and lost at the time, but Bliss was still there for me long after the birth, and they rescued me." Vanessa J Lett, mother of Evie, born at 25 weeks.
Bliss funds and promotes new research
Neonatal medicine is full of constant changes and breakthroughs. Bliss supports new developments in care by funding vital clinical research and providing study days for health professionals to improve their skills.
Bliss fights for improvements in hospital care
Premature and sick babies are extremely vulnerable and the care they receive in the first few days and weeks after birth plays a key role on shaping their lives. We campaign for the changes needed to ensure doctors and nurses have the best resources available to care for babies, regardless of where or when they are born.