Find out more and donate to our ongoing appeals.
Throughout the last year, we have a range of campaigns an appeals to support as many babies, children and young people as possible throughout Sussex.
Our ongoing appeals
When an appeal finishes, that doesn’t mean that we stop fundraising for these particular campaigns, and often they are things that we need to continue to raise money for. So, on this page, you can find our recent appeals and donate to them specifically.
It might be that you have a particular affinity with our Baby Campaign from last Summer, or recognise how important our Rockinghorse Rainbow Fund is for families spending a long time in hospital.
Whatever the reason, this is the place to find these campaigns and donate.
Rockinghorse Rainbow Fund
Our Rockinghorse Rainbow Fund is an idea brought to us by our Champions from the TMBU. Often staff can see that a child, parent or sibling really needs some extra help, whether that’s a new toy to help distract from a painful procedure, money to pay for a bus journey to the hospital to visit a baby or a meal out so they can step away from the clinical surroundings of a hospital. However, finding the money for these small but important things isn’t always straight forward, or possible.
The Rockinghorse Rainbow Fund will hopefully be the answer. The fund will enable us to give families that extra bit of support they might need. From a simple cup of tea to a birthday cake for a sibling having their birthday whilst most of their family are at the hospital, or a night in a hotel for parents who want to stay close to their child, they can use their expert knowledge to help a family going through a really difficult time.
Making a donation to this fund will really help the families of babies in hospital by taking some of the pressure away from them, bring joy when it’s hard to find or providing them with that extra bit of support when they need it the most.
A Brighter Future for Babies
When a baby is being cared for in hospital, whether they are premature or battling illness, there are so many different pieces of equipment that can help them get better.
In the past we have provided neonatal ventilators specifically designed for tiny lungs, incubators to support sick infants and cooling mats that can slowing down the processes that cause brain damage in poorly babies.
A donation like this could also buy state of the art equipment specifically designed to give babies the best possible care such as baby weighing scales to help staff more accurately weigh babies during the various clinics at the hospital meaning they can more quickly identify any potential issues.
Or it could help provide wall mounted breast pumps so that new parents can easily and quickly express milk right next to where their baby is being cared for, in a private space with their family.
Having the right equipment, in the right place at the right time makes the world of difference for both NHS staff and new parents caring for a baby in hospital and ultimately helps more sick babies get better and go home.