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  • 29/08/16

    We caught up with the wonderful Steffi and Brendan Bourke - parents of twins who spent time in the NICU and who are busy training for an upcoming marathon (which they are using to raise funds for The Neonatal Trust, on Givealittle). 

  • 18/08/16

    In August 2009 we were just settling into our new home in our new town, New Plymouth. My 5 yr old was settling into his new school, my husband to his new job and I being 24 weeks pregnant was just chilling, sorting the house. After a previous premature labour I was under a specialist, just in case. Everything was going fine. 

    I went to my scheduled appointment with my midwife and . . .

We are dedicated to making a difficult start to life that little bit easier

The Neonatal Trust provides support to families of premature or sick full term babies as they make their journey through neonatal care, the transition home, and onwards. 

We are committed to supporting these courageous families and the people who care for them. We are able to provide the services we do due to the support we receive from many volunteers and also the below Partners. To learn about these great organisations, please click here.

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Our core focus is supporting families with the things that really matter when they are going through their neonatal journey. Recent donations went to buying chairs for comfortable breastfeeding and 'Kangaroo cuddles'


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You don't have to have had a baby in a NICU to get involved as a volunteer. Whatever contribution you can make, big or small, your help is very much welcomed by the Trust. You might want to do some knitting, help with managing our database of volunteers, or assist from time to time when you can with running events and fundraising. We are planning a National fundraiser in November 2016, based around World Prematurity Day, and some of the planned activity will be much more successful with volunteer support. Do join our database to be kept up to date with our plans.

Depending on the role, volunteers may be required to undergo a Police Check.


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