This March, Baby Sensory and Toddler Sense classes across Australia ran special Superhero Senseathon classes, raising funds to support the vital work of our Australia partner charity, the Miracle Babies Foundation.
Over $25,500 was raised by Baby Sensory and Toddler Sense families and class leaders in Australia and more than 8,000 families took part in Superhero Senseathon events across Australia and New Zealand.
A MASSIVE THANK YOU to all our Class Leaders and Franchisees, Superhero families, toddlers and babies and their supporters.
Every year in Australia around 48,000 newborn babies require the help of a NICU or Special Care Nursery (SCN).
27,000 of these babies are born premature and sadly over 1,000 babies lose their fight for life every year.
Who are the Miracle Babies Foundation?
The Miracle Babies Foundation is Australia’s leading not for profit organisation supporting premature and sick newborns, their families and the hospitals that care for them. The experience of having a baby born premature or sick can be life-changing and it affects the entire family.
Babies born premature can go on to face lifelong challenges including disabilities, developmental and behavioural challenges. Parents of babies born premature are also at increased risk of post-natal depression, anxiety and PTSD. Miracle Babies Foundation provides peer, emotional support to families, providing confidence and reassurance, to achieve better long-term outcomes for the entire family.
To find out more about the Miracle Babies Foundation and their work visit their website –www.miraclebabies.org.au.
Where will the money go?
Funds raised by the event will go to the Miracle Babies Foundation’s support services, including in-hospital family support services, out of hospital play and support groups, online support groups for regional and rural area and a 24-hour family support line.
The Miracle Babies NurtureProgram supports families who have had a premature or sick newborn. The program is globally recognised within the Neonatal Field and consists of;
- NurtureLine: A national 24-hour family support line.
- NurtureTime: In-hospital parent to parent support, facilitated by Miracle Babies Support Team Members who have also had a NICU experience themselves.
- NurtureGroup: Out-of-hospital play and support groups for families to connect with others who have been through a similar experience.
National fundraising raffle
Thank you to the wonderful businesses from across Australia who donated prizes for our national fundraising raffle. We thank them so much for their support 😊
Tommee Tippee – Tommee Tippee prize pack - www.tommeetippee.com/en-au
Jellystone Designs – Sensory Gift pack - www.jellystonedesigns.com.au
Scott Cam – 20 min call with The Block host and Miracle Babies ambassador, Scott Cam
Freddy and Co - $200 gift voucher - www.freddyandco.com.au
Vuly – 6 x Vuly tropical beach wagons - www.vulyplay.com/en-AU/ride/wagon-carts/rover-beach
Birth Beat – 4 x online baby and child first aid courses - www.birthbeat.com
Little Ray Lane – Silicone tableware set - littleraylane.com.au
Waterwipes – Waterwipes gift pack - www.waterwipes.com/au
Toddler Tints – Toddler Tints and Hero Hands gift pack - www.toddlertints.com.au
Cake 2 the Rescue – DIY Cake Kit of the winner’s choice - www.cake2therescue.com.au
Casey’s Toys – 3 wheeled scooter - www.caseytoys.com.au
Roshambo – $50 gift voucher and sunglasses case - www.roshambobaby.com.au
Kiddikutter – 2 x knife and soother safe gift packs - www.kiddikutter.com.au
Baby Origami - $50 gift voucher - www.babyorigami.com
Sinchies - $30 gift voucher - www.sinchies.com.au
The Superhero Senseathon Raffle is now closed. For details of the winners, please follow the link below –
Miracle Babies Foundation Fundraising Raffle | RaffleLink
Congratulations to our winners and thank you to everyone who has supported our raffle. If you are a lucky winner, we will contact you directly to organise sending you your prize.