Charities we support
Early Birth Association
The Early Birth Association (EBA) is a registered charity run by a group of volunteers, many of whom have had premature or unwell babies themselves. They provide practical items for babies and parents on neonatal units in Sussex to make their hospital stay more homely and comfortable, as well as funding vital life-saving equipment and research. Please visit their News page to find out more.
The Brett family feels greatly indebted to the EBA for all their support. Their neonatal journey spanned across four different baby units, which made them appreciate just how important the EBA's work is; the hand-knitted blankets they provide the babies, the baby 'nests' they fund for each incubator, the refreshments they have on hand for parents and siblings.
These comforts made all the difference to the Brett family. They helped them to maintain their sanity and wellbeing in an unbearable situation. And, most importantly, they brought some normality to the crazy world their eldest daughter, Alina, found herself immersed in. She was able to choose a blanket for her sister and munch on a chocolate biscuit whilst reading a book from the little library in the parents' area.
The Brett family is really glad to be able to give something back to the EBA and, in turn, provide support to more families across Sussex.
Ronald McDonald House Charities
The best medical care for your child isn’t always close to home, and families often find themselves travelling long distances to be with their child in hospital. Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) provide 14 Houses across the UK to give families a warm and comfortable place to rest, eat and relax, just moments away from their child’s hospital ward. Since 1989, they've supported over 60,000 families from all walks of life, living in the UK or coming from abroad for specialist care.
The help that RMHC provided the Brett family was absolutely invaluable at a critical time in their lives. They stayed in three different Ronald McDonald Houses and felt welcomed, cared for and at home in all three. The family is proud to support RMHC in a variety of ways.