Archive: Apr 2017

Pigeon auction and fundraising night raises thousands…



After Kelly’s daughter was born 10 weeks early and stayed on the special care baby unit for 8 weeks.  Kelly decided she wanted to raise funds for Tiny Lives in which after speaking to family and friends she started to plan her fundraising night and pigeon auction which raised £5,164.

Massive thank you to Kelly and everyone who made the evening possible.

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racing pigeon   thank-you-note




Local company Spark Response raise £1,750

The Tiny Lives Trust would like to say a huge thank you to everyone at Spark Response for getting really stuck in and raising the fantastic amount of £1,750 through bake sales, raffles and staff sales. Your support to Tiny Lives helps provide the highest level of care for babies and their families on the Special Care Baby Unit at the RVI Newcastle. Including enabling staff to attend training courses so they can be trained in advancements in the field of neonatal care and bring new ideas for best practise straight onto the Special Care Baby Unit, and disseminate among their 160 colleagues who care for the region’s premature and ill new babies and their parents.

As one staff member reported back after a recent course:

“The course helps ensure that neonatal professionals are trained and equipped both to support babies’ development and involve parents fully in their care, ensuring that every baby born premature or sick in the UK has the best chance of survival and quality of life. The course helps to train neonatal professionals to deliver the best care, which not only improves the experience of Infants and parents during their time in hospital.”

So from everyone at Tiny Lives, thank you!

HASSRA at the Department for Work and Pensions raise £1,110 in a month!

We’d like to say a huge thank you to all staff who got involved and raised an incredible £1,110.82 with HASSRA at the Tyneview Park Department for Work and Pensions site.

The Sport and Social Club (HASSRA) worked hard to get the whole site involved and smash their original fundraising target of £450 through raffles, auctions, bake sales and more after Tiny Lives were put forward as their Charity of the Month in honour of one staff member’s granddaughter, Libby, and her time spent on the Special Care Baby Unit two years ago.

Staff also donated items for the Nearly New Sales and knitted items for babies currently on the Special Care Baby Unit.

Tiny Lives got to go along to the site and meet the driving forces of the fundraising, along with Libby herself!

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Thank you to everyone who contributed towards such an amazing amount!