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Important Update: Christmas Reunion 2021

 

Sadly, The Tiny Lives Christmas Reunion will not be going ahead this year.

After careful consideration, including consultation with parents, clinical staff at the RVI and discussions with the staff team, our Board of Trustees has made the difficult decision not to hold the annual Christmas Reunion this year.

We have taken into account various risk factors including not only COVID-19, but the high rate of respiratory viruses this year, and the particular vulnerability of some of the babies and children in our Tiny Lives family. The safety of our guests, staff, volunteers and everyone else who makes the Reunion possible is our priority, and we hope you all understand why we feel that this is the right decision.

We know this will come as a disappointment as like of many of you, the Christmas reunion is a highlight for us at Tiny Lives. We hope to be able to bring the event back next year, when we can kick off the festive season with lots of fun for the children, along with Santa Claus of course.

Tiny Lives Launches Ten for Prem

 
Ten for Prem!
Ten for Prem is our new initiative, encouraging YOU to walk, run or cycle 10k throughout November whilst raising funds for Tiny Lives! 
 

World Prematurity Day takes place on November 17th, and we challenge YOU to take part in Ten for Prem throughout the month. Why Ten? Around 1 in 10 babies in the UK are born prematurely often having to spend time on the Neonatal unit where they receive special care and support. Your Ten for Prem will help over 800 families every year who spend time on the RVI Neonatal unit. 

This is how it works:

  • Decide what you’re going to do! Are you a runner, walker or cyclist? You don’t need to do your 10k all in one go. You can spread this out over a weekend, a week or the month!
  • Set up your fundraising page. We recommend using Enthuse OR JustGiving
  • Share your fundraising page with your family and friends! 
  • Make sure you take some pictures and share them with us! You can email them to us or use the hashtag #TenForPrem and we’ll share your photos throughout the month!

If you are unable to take part in the challenge but would still like to donate, please click here.

Thank you so much for supporting Tiny Lives! As always, we couldn’t continue our vital work without you.

Tiny Lives welcomes Corporate Volunteers!

 
 
Over the last week, Tiny Lives welcomed a number of volunteers from  Willmott Dixon and  RSM UK Accounting and Tax into the office. The incredible volunteers dedicated their time and helped the Tiny Lives team put together hundreds of Parent Packs! 🥰
 
Parent Packs are full of useful bits and pieces to help make the initial transition to the Neonatal Unit a little easier. These include the ‘Tiny Lives, Big Memories’ book, which features stickers, milestone cards and customisable pages to encourage parents to document their journey and take joy in tiny milestones, from baby coming off oxygen to getting their first bath.
 
If your business is interested in volunteering, please get in touch at info@tinylives.org.uk! 🤝

Online Retail Volunteers Needed!

Tiny Lives are looking for volunteers to assist in an exciting new venture!

We’re looking for volunteers to help in all areas of our online sales. This ranges from supporting the administrative function with listing items, photography and/or you can support the logistics operation with packing and dispatching items that have been sold online. This is a home-based volunteer role working remotely with the Nearly New Sales Coordinator.

This is a great opportunity to gain experience working with a non-profit charity whilst also helping raise vital funds to help premature and sick newborn babies.

For more information to read the full job description and how to apply click here.