Mounties Group to present $20,000 match donation to Miracle Babies Foundation
This month Mounties Group will present $20,000 to Miracle Babies Foundation as a match donation to help the Foundation with their vision of providing better, healthier outcomes for premature and sick babies, and their families.The funds from Mounties Group were the result of the Foundation reaching its initial fundraising goal of $20,000 in May this year. The cheque presentation will take place at Mounties at 10am on Tuesday, 17 October, with Kylie Pussell, the co-founder of Miracle Babies Foundation in attendance, to give a presentation to Mounties staff and board members.
Kevin Ingram, Mounties Group President, said: “The Foundation not only provides vital support, education and resources for families of premature or sick newborns, but also helps create meaningful communities that empower families and children to reach their full life goals. The monies donated will help the Miracle Babies Foundation to keep doing what they do best and we are proud to be supporting such a great cause.”
With over 48,000 newborn babies requiring help from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit or Special Care Nursery every year in Australia, over 25,000 of these babies are born premature and up to 1,000 babies lose their fight for life.
Formed by a group of mothers of premature and sick newborns and with the help of Liverpool Hospital’s Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in 2005, Miracle Babies Foundation has been a leading organisation in this area, supporting premature and sick newborns by developing and providing vital programs and resources to support families who experience threatened pregnancies.
Kylie Pussell, co-founder of Miracle Babies Foundation, said: “We are blessed to have the support of the local community and are extremely grateful to receive a generous donation from Mounties Group. Miracle Babies Foundation started off as a small charity, run by a group of mums with a common desire of wanting to help other families of miracle babies and has now become a vital program to many, so any help that we can get will assist us with continuing our work.”
Miracle Babies Foundation Facts
• 132 babies are born each day requiring specialised care
• $67 provides complete support for a miracle baby and their family
• Australia is home to 23 state of the art intensive care units designed to meet the unique and critical
needs of our earliest and sickest babies
For more information about Miracle Babies Foundation, please visit www.miraclebabies.org.au.