Join our Pitter Patter Club and become a monthly donor💕
Join the Club here.
By joining the Pitter Patter Club, you will be part of a club that together helps raise much needed funds for mums and babies, who may need the special care and knowledge of The National Maternity Hospital, to arrive, survive and thrive.💕
Becoming a monthly supporter allows the NMH Foundation to plan for the future.
Every day, doctors and midwives battle the most complex illnesses in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), and the brightest minds come together to achieve pioneering medical breakthroughs.
Every day you can make a difference.👶
The NMH Foundation needs your support to give preemie babies the specialist care and support they need. A better future for babies starts with your support in The National Maternity Hospital (NMH).
Levels of Support – Become a ….
Pitter Patter Buddy - €5 / month – Can help to provide practical support to breastfeeding mums.
Pitter Patter Pal - €10 / month - Can help staff provide small items or equipment to mums and babies. A special blanket, breast pumps for NICU mums, small comforts for patients whether they stay for a few days, weeks, or even months.
Pitter Patter Friend - €15 / month - Can be used to provide soft supports to our bereaved parents, to purchase Moses baskets, blankets, candles, or keepsakes for families who are going through the toughest of times. We need to raise funds to make sure mums, dads and babies have specialist supports like these 365 days of the year.
Pitter Patter Hero* - €21 / month - Can help ensure ongoing research to provide answers and treatments for women with conditions like pre-eclampsia, cancer in pregnancy, diabetes, or placental conditions that can threaten the life and long term health of mother and baby. Research is one way you help save the lives of mothers and their babies.
Pitter Patter Champion* - €30 / month – Can help us fund essential and lifesaving equipment for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
*Did you know? If you donate €250 or more in total in any one year, we can increase the value of your total donation value by almost 45%, by reclaiming the tax paid at no extra cost to you. The total donation becoming €362!
As a Monthly Supporter - Pitter Patter Club Member - You will receive:
- A special welcome pack with a unique gift of a Pitter Patter Club keyring.
- A newsletter posted to you twice a year with updates and stories showing the impact you are making in The National Maternity Hospital.
Join today here.
How will you use my donations?
Donations will help to fund:
• Equipment and technology for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and for maternal screening, treatment and care. €150,000 is needed in 2022 for this area.
• Hospital support and specialist care for bereaved parents, training and resources for specialist staff, information and guides for parents, clinical equipment, therapies, parent support. - €100,000 is needed in 2022 for this area.
• Investment in finding answers, cures and treatments for high risk women and babies, and to improve knowledge and education in the areas of maternal and neonatal health. - €250,000 is needed to commit to research in 2022 for this area.
Join Sophie who is a monthly donor here.
“Our twin boys Arthur & George arrived, unexpectedly early, at exactly 30 weeks. After a very normal pregnancy, my waters broke in the middle of the night and just 5 hours later the boys made their appearance, weighing just under 3lbs each.
They both started their first week of life on CPap and from there it was a blur of beeping machines, doctors’ rounds, non-stop pumping, tubes, kangaroo care and daily weigh ins.
We were very lucky to have a relatively straightforward time in the NICU, HDU and SCUBU. This gave the twins time to put on weight and grow in their incubators, before taking them home 5 (George) and 7 (Arthur) weeks later.
We are beyond grateful for the incredible expert specialist care that the boys received from the neonatal team at Holles Street during their stay.
We will never forget the midwives, doctors, physio and outpatients who gave us our healthy boys!
Seeing them today, you would never know they had had a hard start. They are now two and a half, forever curious and permanently active boys, polar opposites bursting with life and chatter and hitting all their milestones.
Thank you for the incredible work you do at the NMH foundation, we owe you everything!”