WOW!! Thank you to our Superheros!!
This March, Baby Sensory and Toddler Sense classes across Australia ran special Superhero Senseathon classes, raising funds to support the vital work of our New Zealand partner charity, The Neonatal Trust.
A HUGE $8,363 was raised by Baby Sensory and Toddler Sense classes across the country and more than 4,000 families took part in the events. A MASSIVE THANK YOU to all our Class Leaders and Franchisees, Superhero families, toddlers and babies and their supporters.
Every year approximately 10% of all babies are born premature in New Zealand. That’s one premature baby born every 90 minutes. In all, over 5,000 newborn babies are born premature and there are also many full-term babies whose condition or illness requires admission to a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) or Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU).
These are the babies, and their families, The Neonatal Trust supports.
The Neonatal Trust aims to provide support to the families of premature and sick full-term babies as they make their journey through neonatal intensive care, the transition home, and onwards and are committed to -
“Making a difficult start in life that little bit easier.”
All proceeds from the Senseathon event will go directly to The Neonatal Trust to help towards their three main objectives – supporting parents in whatever way they can during their neonatal journey, assisting NICUs in practical ways such as contributing towards the cost of equipment and funding staff education and professional development, and aiding neonatal-related medical research.
Our heartfelt thanks to all those who participated in this wonderful event and choosing to support the work of The Neonatal Trust.
We would also like to take this opportunity to thank Toni and Andy from Baby Sensory Christchurch for sharing the neonatal journey of their gorgeous son Harry. You can read all about Harry's unexpected early arrival here.
To find out more about the Neonatal Trust and their work visit their website – www.theneonataltrust.org.nz