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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World Prematurity Day | Fight Like a Premmie at Crown Pyramid

Dad Premo has been inspired by his twins after watching them fight for life in the neonatal unit for more than 100 days.  He is jumping in the ring on World Prematurity Day, November 17 to Fight Like a Premmie in White Collar Boxing's 10th charity fight night.  This is an event not to be missed!  Tickets on sale soon, please share with your friends.

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tiny bites for tiny sparks 2017

Dress up, dress down, stay in or go out, the options are endless!  We invite you to host a 'tiny bites for tiny sparks' event in November in support of World Prematurity Day which is officially November 17.  Invite some friends to enjoy coffee and cake, open the conversation about prematurity, raise funds by collecting donations or having a raffle.

World Prematurity Day is an annual opportunity to support WA families, raise awareness in the wider community and make a difference to others.

We encourage schools and workplaces to get onboard.  Consider wearing purple, or free dress to mark the day and collecting a gold coin donation in return.

Register your event here.  Don't want to worry about handling cash on the day, then set yourself up a fundraising page with a goal through Everyday Hero here.

Remember to share photographs with us of your event using the hashtags #tinysparkswa #worldprem17 

Want to print a poster?  You can do so here.

For any further information please e-mail admin@tinysparkswa.org.au

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World Prematurity Day 2016

We would be delighted if you would like to support us by hosting a morning tea or high tea for World Prematurity Day 2016! 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 2016, 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
  • link to set up an online fundraising page if that is your preferred option, or a receipt sheet for cash donations

On conclusion of your event please contact our admin team 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 #worldprematurityday2016.

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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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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