Support Tiny Lives this Prematurity Awareness Month

As an independent charity, Tiny Lives works hard to raise funds and support vulnerable babies and their families on the RVI Neonatal Unit, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

November is Prematurity Awareness month, as World Prematurity Day is marked on 17th November each year. It is a day to highlight the issues surrounding premature birth, as well as celebrating those who were born prematurely, and their families.

This year, we have several different ways to get involved in World Prematurity Day with Tiny Lives:

Challenge yourself to give up one of your vices for a minumum of 7 days and get sponsored by friends and family. The challenge must last a minimum of 7 days, inspired by the 1 in 7 babies in the UK  who need Neonatal Care. Find out more and get involved.


  • Donate – Support the work of Tiny Lives with a donation of any amount


  • Raise Awareness –  the ‘Heart in your Window’ craft challenge


Inspired by the wonderful NHS rainbows that popped up throughout lockdown, we’re asking our supporters to decorate a heart and put it in their window to raise awareness of prematurity. This is a great one to get the kids involved in! Download your heart template here.


  • Raise Awareness on World Prematurity Day – Paint it Purple!



Suitable for the whole family, we want to see you #PaintitPurple on the 17th November for World Prematurity Day and Tiny Lives! Ask if your office will hold a purple dress down day (via Zoom if needed!), see if your school will allow a purple face paint day, or even take on a sponsored challenge and dye your hair purple! 

However you choose to get involved, we hope that you will join us in raising awareness for those impacted by prematurity, and help to raise vital funds for Tiny Lives.