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Kangaroo cuddles awareness day 2017

May 15th is International Kangaroo Cuddle Awareness day so there’s no better time to share some information on this great practise.

Mothers day pick me up

Mothers day is special day for many.  For hundreds of families on Sunday 14th May, their memories will be different to most. . .       There are over 350 incubators and cots in neonatal units across New Zealand. While the unit is the best place for the care of their baby (or babies, in the case of multiples) they would love to be home on Mothers day. We have organised a pick-me-up package to each and every family with a baby in a neonatal unit to brighten their day

Ethan's early arrival and journey

Read this beautifully written story as told by Ethans mum Nicky.

"I have been looking back through the scrapbooks I made to document his journey and it’s bought the memories back so vividly.  There are so many things you do not know until you are there in this world, this group – this amazing special group that you suddenly become part of"

Mothers day auctions

We're raising funds in order to deliver our support of families going through the stress and anxiety of a neonatal journey. Through the wonderful support of FujitsuSir Richard and Lady Tania Taylor (Patrons of The Neonatal Trust) and Emily Writes we have loaded some auctions timed to finish on, or just after, Mothers day (Sunday 14th May).  All proceeds from these auctions will go directly to The Neonatal Trust.

Lions Tour Charity Rugby Dinner

The Neonatal Trust are very excited to be supported by the Petone Club at a very special event next month.

Alongside Te Omanga Hospice, The Neonatal Trust have been selected as the recipent charities for their Lions Tour Charity Rugby Dinner, that is being held on Thursday 29th June. Come along and enjoy a night full of banter, laughs and great stories from some of New Zealand's most well known rugby personalities - John McBeth MC's the night featuring Christian Cullen, Keith Quinn, and Grant Nisbett. 

A double 23 week miracle

Read all about 23week twins Devon and Lincoln and their 7 month neonatal journey.

May 2017 Partner of the Month - Mojo

We're grateful to all those who provide their ideas, time and donations to The Neonatal Trust.

This month we want to say particular thanks to Mojo as our Partner of the Month for May!  Not only do Mojo source and roast the best coffee, they are wonderful supporters of the community.  

Thanks One Percent Collective

The great folk at One Percent Collective have recently announced the quarterly results from Jan - Feb - March 2017.  Our HUGE thanks go to all of our wonderful One Percent Collective supporters!  In these 3 months, between them they donated $4,330.52  which will help to ensure that more of this support happens!  

Neonatal research success

Dr Maria Saito Benz, who is currently working on her PhD under the supervision of Dr Max Berry, has just been awarded the New Investigator Award for Neonatology! 
The first part of her PhD thesis has been the NIMO-AI study (Near Infrared spectroscopy for Monitoring brain Oxygenation in Anaemic premature Infants) the first of our ‘NIMO’ series. . . 

Very real connection for The Body Shop

A current campaign with The Body Shop revealed a very real connection for the manager of their Nelson store.

"We're blessed because instead of feeling our babies growing inside of us, we get to watch our babies grow and develop from the outside and that's a real blessing'


Thank you to The Neonatal Trust's Partners