World Prematurity Day 2013

Join Bliss and give a hug on World Prematurity Day

This year 15 million babies will be born prematurely around the world, 60,000 right here in the UK.

On 17 November, World Prematurity Day, Bliss will join with other organisations around the globe to raise awareness.

Join us and help make a real difference to the lives of babies born too soon. Together we can be the voice for babies and their families, making sure their needs are heard around the world.

Give a hug

NJK_4410We’re asking everyone, all over the UK to give a hug and share with us. Many parents of premature babies can’t hug their baby for days or even weeks so by giving a hug you’ll be helping us to raise awareness of issues faced by premature babies and their families. Take photos of you, your friends, family and little ones giving a hug and share with us on Facebook, twitter and Pinterest, or email your photos to mediateam@bliss.org.uk and we’ll post them on our special WPD Flickr page.

The international colour for World Prematurity Day is purple, so you could light a purple candle or dress in purple to show your support, and share with everyone to help us spread the word.

Light a little light -  organise your own or take part in our flagship London Little Lights Walk on 17 November.

twitter@Blisscharity – Tweet the following message on 17 November – I am supporting #wpd to help the 15 million babies born too soon each year with @Blisscharity #giveahug

fb update your facebook status on 17 November – I am giving a hug on World Prematurity Day in support of the 15 million babies born too soon throughout the world each year. Help us raise awareness of the serious issues faced by them and their families by sharing and liking and by giving a hug #giveahug https://www.facebook.com/WorldPrematurityDay

Angelcare AC1100 Group ImageYou can also enter our exciting competition to win a brilliant Angelcare AC1100 Digital Video, Movement and Sound Monitor worth £249.99 by emailing us your favourite hug photo to mediateam@bliss.org.uk We’ll post them on our special WPD Flickr page and the winner will be announced on social media on Monday 18 November. Good luck and get hugging today!

You can donate to our World Prematurity Day appeal here

 

 

 

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