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World Prematurity Awareness Day 17th November

World Prematurity Awareness Day

Friday 17th November 2023

1 in 10 babies is born prematurely - World Prematurity Day

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.

World Prematurity Awareness Day 17th November

Amazing people at NNU

Hear from staff

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Get Involved

If you know of buildings or landmarks that would be keen to support us, please complete our 1lluminate Me form. If it's not possible this year, please let us know if you'd like to assist with raising awareness in the future.

Know a baby born prematurely, help raise awareness


People have chosen to Go Purp1e in supporting our #1in10Babies campaign by fundraising through bake sales, wearing purple, lighting their house or producing special events of their own.

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Share a pic

Once you know your local landmark will be illuminated, share it on social media channels. Use our social media and tag @sscbcharity, using #PrematurityAwarenessMonth #1in10babies

Amazing people at NNU

The staff at Edinburgh’s Neonatal Unit have kindly shared a few words for World Prematurity Day

Amazing People