Bliss is thrilled that we have been selected to feature on BBC Lifeline. BBC Lifeline is the BBC’s monthly charity appeal programme, where a well-known personality introduces the work of a charity that’s close to their heart.
Look out for our appeal which will first air on Sunday 18 May on BBC One, at 4.50pm.
We’re very excited that Kym Marsh, from Coronation Street fame, will be introducing our appeal. Kym has a very personal connection to Bliss after three of her children where born early and sadly she lost her baby boy Archie when he was born 18 weeks early and lived for just a few minutes due to his extremely early birth. Kym’s daughter Polly was premature and needed special care; thankfully she is a now a healthy and happy two year old.
Bliss’ lifeline appeal will be raising money to support the work of our Bliss Nurses. Bliss Nurses offer a lifeline to families when their babies are in hospital. They provide practical and emotional support to families through an intensely difficult and often overwhelming time. There are currently Bliss Nurses in four areas of the country, but we are committed to making sure that there is one in every hospital network, right across the country, by 2020; so no matter where you are you get the help and support you need.
To donate to our Bliss Nurse programme look out for details during the appeal or click here