GenieBaby’s Chosen Charity Of The Year Is: Cots For Tots
We want to make sure that, as we continue this journey and grow our community, we help charities that mean something to us by raising awareness of the work they do and generate donations for them in the process.
One charity that is close to our hearts, and is our chosen charity for 2018/19 is Cots For Tots, part of the Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal – if you’ve been around Bristol recently, you might have seen (or taken part in) their Gromit Unleashed 2 trail around the city (see some of the Gromit’s taken for their Instagram below). This is a charity that no doubt touches many hearts of our community too and we’d love for you to help us in driving awareness of their efforts and support us in donating to them too.
A Bit About Cots For Tots
Cots for Tots supports the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at St Michael’s Hospital. NICU at St Michael’s Hospital is the only unit in the South West region offering the highest level of care to critically ill and premature babies from Bristol, the South West region and South Wales.
Cots for Tots raises money to ensure the Unit is equipped with the latest pioneering medical equipment to help save lives and support the excellent care provided by the clinical teams at the unit. Since 2010, Cots for Tots has funded millions of pounds worth of equipment, research, patient comforts and family accommodation.
Cots for Tots also provides support to the Newborn Emergency Stabilisation and Transfer (NEST) Team. The NEST Team responds to emergency calls regarding critically ill and premature babies born throughout the South West region and South Wales and, once they have been stabilised, transports them promptly and safely to Bristol’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Upcoming Events You Can Get Involved In
Cots For Tots are currently promoting their Christmas Fundraiser – Wallace & Gromit’s BIG Christmas Dress Up – which is happening on the 7th December 2018. More information on this event can be found by following this link: https://www.grandappeal.org.uk/events/wallace-gromits-big-christmas-dress-up/
Another event that they regularly need help recruiting for his their Bath Half marathon places, which takes place in March 2019 (Sunday 17th), so if you fancy getting involved then visit this link on how you could help: https://www.grandappeal.org.uk/events/bath-half-marathon/
How You Can Donate
If you’d like to help us in generating donations for this amazing charity, you can do so by following the link below but please make sure to reference ‘GenieBaby’ when prompted by the message ‘Please tell us the reason for donating today’:
From the team at GenieBaby, Thank you!