#UKCharityWeek partner charity, Colourful Beginnings, is a UK registered charity that provides support to families with premature and sick babies on the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
On their social media platforms, they share stories of babies who have made it through NICU and come out healthy and strong. The success stories they share are there to encourage anyone with a baby in NICU. Sometimes the future looks bleak, but they hope that these stories would be sources of inspiration, hope and strength for the journey with your baby. They also share stories of babies who gained their angel wings very soon, this is to let other families experiencing the same thing, know they are not alone and there are other families they can reach out to if they ever need to.
Colourful Beginnings share and answer medical and non-medical questions, allowing other families to ask and answer questions. In a nutshell, Colourful Beginnings is a platform where they can all come together to support each other, no matter what stage you are on your NICU journey or where in the world you are.
Apart from sharing experiences and questions, Colourful Beginnings also send out NICU care packages throughout the year on a request basis. If you require one for yourself or a family member, please use the ‘Request a Care Package’ on their website to make a request.
Colourful Beginnings also deliver Christmas Care Packages to hospitals during the festive periods. The numbers of hospitals they are able to deliver to depend on funding and donations. They’ve delivered Christmas Care Packages to families in hospitals for the past 4 years and they hope to continue to do so. If you or someone you know can help them reach more families, by making donations, please do get in touch.
Every Christmas they deliver Christmas Care Packages to families spending Christmas in hospital with their little warriors. This year, due to COVID-19 they are unable to deliver their care packages as hospitals they work with are not accepting items on the unit. So rather than do nothing they decided they want to touch the lives of two families by helping them on their new journey of parenthood, by donating items they will need on this new journey. If you can help please do reach out to them.
Having a preemie baby means most if not all parents are not prepared for the arrival of their babies, so they want to, with your help, start them off right on their journey. They want to kit them up with essential items they would need for their babies and themselves.
Colourful Beginnings are raising funds for this and donation can be made via their gofundme page here: https://gf.me/u/zanfti
Sarah Teibo, a gospel artist is also partnering with them to donate 50% of the proceeds from her new Christmas single to Colourful Beginnings, this will allow them to send mini care packages to families all across the UK during the festive period and beyond. You can order the single from iTunes, Amazon Music or Google music.