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Fundraise for World Prematurity Awareness Day

Sunday 17th November 2024

One in Ten babies is born prematurely awareness campaign

Did you know that 1 in 10 babies is born prematurely?

You can help us raise awareness, celebrate and remember babies that have been born too soon. 

Take part & help raise funds

We'd love you to take part in some of our upcoming activities to raise money for SSCB.


Our funds support the work of the Simpson Neonatal Unit at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and directly contribute to the care of babies born prematurely or sick to make sure they get the best possible start in life.

Know a baby born prematurely, help raise awareness

Do you know a baby born prematurely?

Remember them by wearing purple.

Share your pictures or special memory on social media and tag @sscbcharity, using #PrematurityAwarenessMonth #1in10babies, asking your friends and family to donate to SSCB.

Star painting by child helping to raise awareness of World Prematurity Day

Help raise awareness

We’re asking nurseries in Edinburgh to help raise awareness of premature babies - many of whom will be in early years settings across the city!

Little helpers create BIG!

Perhaps you know a nursery that would like to take part. Or you and your little helpers at home can join in by creating some BIG artwork to celebrate our small babies?


It could be the biggest animal the children can think of. Or a giant vehicle!


Display it loud and proud, then share your artwork on your social channels and tag @sscbcharity, using #PrematurityAwarenessMonth #1in10babies.

Ryan created a galaxy full of stars!

Illuminate your building purple to help raise World Prematurity Day awareness

Illuminate buildings & landmarks purple

Would you like to be part of something amazing?

Help support our #1in10Babies is Born Prematurely campaign by illuminating buildings and landmarks purple on 17th November and raise awareness of World Prematurity Day.

EICC, Camera Obscura & Apex Hotels have shown support, please get in touch if you can too.

Create an event to help raise World Prematurity Day awareness

Can you think of some other ways to celebrate this special month?

We'd love to hear them! 

Virtual Events

Why not host a virtual event and ask your colleagues to wear purple and donate to SSCB? However you choose to celebrate and raise awareness, we would love your support.

Supporting us

Like all small charities in the UK, our usual events have been hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. If you would like to provide a donation to the work of Simpsons Special Care Babies please visit our donate page.

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