The NICU Foundation
Neonatal charity giving nurse and hospital staff cosytherm unit

How can your money help our charity?

Supporting miniature lives and their families can be expensive work, but this is where your amazing fundraising comes in! On this page, you can find out a little more about how your money can support neonatal units across South West England and how to raise these much needed funds.

Charley Maher completing charity race for The NICU Foundation

How can you raise money?

The easiest way to donate and manage your fundraising campaign is through our official Virgin Money Giving page. You can find our page and begin your campaign by clicking here.

To help support you in your fundraising journey, you can also find a downloadable sponsorship form here. When you have finished your fundraising, please email a photo of your completed form to

All money raised, can be donated by clicking here or using the 'Donate Now' button in the menu bar.

Baby born is NICU

How can you share your fundraising achievements?

We would love to hear what you have been up to so why not upload some pictures of your event to social media and tag us using the details below:

Facebook - @thenicufoundation 

Twitter - @NicuFoundation 

 If you are an individual or business organising an event for The NICU Foudantion, you can also request collection buckets by emailing 

Good luck and thank you!

How does fundraising help?


Baby in NICU with mother

Could support the NICU in providing each family with a diary to track their babies progress and development


Baby resting in neonatal unit

Could fund a professional to attend a regional study day on baby massage


Charley Maher son in NICU in Bristol

Could fund a teaching and education package for parents around various aspects of care they may encounter in the neonatal unit


Premature baby in Bristol NICU

Could support a unit in offering massage and other holistic therapies to families in the neonatal unit


Neonatal unit in Southmead hospital, bristol

Could fund a nurse to complete their Neonatal Specialist Course, providing them with vital training and education on the care of neonatal babies

Multiple or large donations

Hospital staff in Bristol NICU receiving Kanmed bed - Southmead

Could help us purchase essential equipment and refurbish family rooms to support the comfort and well-being of babies and their parents staying on the unit