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Birthday Celebrations for Newborn Baby Appeal

Heartlands Hospital is holding a special celebration to mark the 5th birthday of its charitable fund, Newborns in Need, which has raised over £150,000 for the neonatal unit.

Mums and babies both past present are invited to celebrate the occasion which will feature a large birthday cake and some fantastic raffle prizes to help raise more vital funds for the unit.

The event will be launched by local mum Lisa Abercrombie from Solihull, and her son Oscar who were treated on the unit. Lisa said: “The Hospital has been wonderful, and treated not only Oscar, but my elder daughter Holly’s baby too. It’s a pleasure to support this appeal and for all the future mums benefitting from the wonderful work the Neonatal Unit does. We can’t thank them enough for the excellent treatment we have received.”

Local Mum, Jade Jarvis, from Sheldon, gave birth at 27 weeks to her son Mylo, and both were treated at Heartlands Hospital Neonatal Unit. Jade said: “Without the Neonatal Unit, Mylo and I would not be here today. This is such a great cause; ensuring babies have a much brighter future. The Neonatal staff were some of the nicest people I’ve ever met and their dedication was incredible.”

The Newborns in Need fund was set up to support the care of premature and sick babies at the Hospital. Each year, Heartlands and Good Hope Hospital care for over 1,000 babies from the region who need specialist care. Some babies are born four months early and weigh as little as one pound.

For more information, contact the fundraising department on 0121 424 3838 or To donate to Newborns in Need visit

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