Family Fun Day - Perth 2019

Today and everyday around 94 babies are welcomed into the world in Western Australia.  84 of them will join their parents and families at home in the next few days, 2 of them were born before 32 weeks gestation and are in for the fight of their life, 6 of them were born between 32 weeks and 36 weeks, a further 2 will have been born full term but sick, a path their parents no doubt thought they would not be travelling.

We are proud to say that we are WA's premier charity for high-risk pregnancy and babies born sick or premature.  We are 100% volunteer run and our programs seek to create a deeper connection within the community, improving the health and wellbeing of others.  Programs include:

  • Bedrest Care Packages

  • Neonatal Unit Care Packages

  • Developmental Playgroup

  • Coffee Mornings

  • Special Occasion Gifts

  • Peer to Peer Support

  • Advocacy + more

This past year we have been able to expand our programs to reach even more West Australian families facing the challenges of high-risk pregnancy, the Neonatal Unit and beyond. In not only Perth but also in regional WA. That’s all thanks to the overwhelming support we receive from people just like you.

We would like to invite you ALL to join us in raising awareness throughout November as part of 'Neonatal November'.  We seek to raise awareness and connection within the community for ALL babies admitted to neonatal units, regardless of cause.

Our key event for Neonatal November will be our Family Fun Day on World Prematurity Day at Bardon Park, Maylands on Sunday, November 17. Further details will be released soon.

More information on how you can get involved in ‘Neonatal November’ coming soon!

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FREE Milestone Cards

FREE Milestone Cards Are now available to download and print at home!

Huge thanks to our HBF Run Team for making this possible!  We can’t wait to see the display boards hanging in units and parent lounges of Perth Neonatal Units very soon. This will make it easy for parents to access cards as they need them to celebrate every small achievement of life in NICU.

We just LOVE celebrating right along with our families and welcome you to tag us on your social media if you are sharing images @tinysparkswa #tinysparkswa With 36 different cards available there is one for almost every big achievement!

This is just one of the ways we are supporting Western Australian families living life in the Neonatal Unit.

Hop over to the dedicated Milestone Card page to download your own set today.

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Social Impact

Late in 2017 we had the pleasure of working with some fabulous students from Curtin University on their project 'Just Causes'.  They were seeking out organisations who have made significant social impact for all manner of reasons.  We were honoured to be approached and can finally share their work with you.  We think it's awesome, but we might be a bit biased, see for yourself.

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World Prematurity Day 2017

World Prematurity Day turned into an entire week of celebration and awareness raising for us!

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A huge thank you to CBHS Health Fund who kicked off our week with morning tea at Bankwest Place.

Hundreds of candle packs were put together for distribution through our hospital network to encourage people to 'light it up purple' at 7pm on World Prematurity Day to create a wave of purple light around the globe.

A snack basket was delivered to Fiona Stanley Hospital for their parent lounge along with their candle packs.

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Co-founder's Amber and Madalyn together with Sacha, Rebecca, Joslyn, Imogen, Xavier and Adison attended the King Edward Memorial Hospital social work morning tea where we met a huge number of recent neonatal unit graduates.

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We were honoured to have the support of Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AC who wore purple and Tweeted to raise awareness of the critical issue of premature birth.

The final event of the week was the much anticipated White Collar Boxing fight night #10 'Fight Like a Premmie' held at Crown Pyramid.  More than 1,000 people came together to cheer on the boxers who gave their all.  So wonderful to see Dad Premo win his closely fought bout!

Some amazing businesses were behind the night and we wish to thank:

Ringside Boxing and Fitness

Travel Key & Festival Travel

Gobsmacked Mouthguards

Panchos Mexican Restaurant

Crown Pyramid

J Group Electrical

Kennards Hire

Killarney Autos

Galaxy Doors & Windows

Olistan Consulting

Dale Signs

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We are delighted to announce that the event raised $3,500 for Tiny Sparks WA and a further $3,500 for Women & Infants Research Foundation.  Here are Donna and Darren from Ringside presenting the cheques to Amber.

All over Perth purple lights were shining brightly all night.  We are very grateful for support from the City of Perth, the Bell Tower and the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority for turning many of Perth's landmarks purple.

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WA your support was yet again astounding!  Many individuals and businesses held events throughout November as part of 'tiny bites for tiny sparks' raising awareness and much needed funds.  We are grateful for each and everyone of you for your support and look forward to making a bigger impact in 2018.

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tiny bites for tiny sparks - World Prematurity Day 2015

We would be delighted if you would like to support us by hosting a morning tea or high tea for World Prematurity Day 2015! Bring out the finger sandwiches, delicate patisseries, the pearls and stylish outfits to create a memorable event for you and your guests. You can choose your own location, whether it be hosting at your home, workplace, local park or cafe. The official date for World Prematurity Day is the 17th November 2015, but you are welcome to host your morning tea or high tea anytime during November.

Your contribution helps us to continue to raise awareness, educate and support Western Australian families experiencing the trauma of a high-risk pregnancy, their neonatal journey and growing up.

Once registered we will supply you with your own Event Hosting Kit. This will include:

  • downloadable posters
  • downloadable invitations

On conclusion of your event please contact our office and we can advise you the best way to forward the funds raised.  If you would like any further support or have any queries, please don't hesitate to email us at admin@tinysparkswa.org.au.

On World Prematurity Day, the 17th November, we would love you to post photos to our Facebook page, instagram, twitter or pinterest and hashtag #tinysparkswa and #worldprematurityday2015.

Fundraising Ideas

  • Ask your guests for a gold coin donation
  • Hold a raffle of goods or services donated by a local business.
  • Ask a local patisserie or bakery to donate delicacies or provide at a discounted rate.
  • If held at your workplace, ask your company to match donations.
  • Have a cover charge for your event.
  • If guests want a tax deductible receipt for their donations, please forward their details to us and we will send out a tax receipt. Otherwise, they can donate directly here.

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