Help to build our
new families room

'Brick by Brick'

We have £80,000 left to raise before we can commence the build for a brand new families room on the neonatal unit and we need your help on this final stretch of the appeal!

How you can be part of our

'Buy a Brick' appeal

We need the local community to get behind us and to help build our families room ‘brick by brick’ so we are inviting you to make a donation which could fund much needed items for the project from the bricks, decorations, play area and gardening equipment.

Every donation big or small will go a long way to helping us hit our target and you can be proud of helping to create this much needed space that will help thousands of local families each year for years to come at Lister!
All you need to do is click on the donate button above and you can choose from a list of items that will make an enormous difference to the comfort and experience for our families.

Our current families room

Architects Plan for our brand new space

Why support the big build?

The neonatal unit treats over 900 premature babies each year and supports thousands of local parents who are going through a distressing time when their babies are poorly.

The average stay for a parent on the unit is 12 weeks and the current space only accommodates six visitors at a time so the demand for the room far outweighs capacity.

The new extended families room will be 7 times bigger than the current space and will be a friendly welcoming area on the neonatal unit where families can stay, eat, cook and shower- creating a home from home environment for those who need it.

 “we, as parents, all know just how tough the experience of using the Neonatal Unit is. We can’t better the amazing care given to our children by the doctors and nursing staff but we can help to make that time in hospital a little more comfortable for families like us and give something back to the unit that helped us.” - Glyn (parent)

“I wish there had been somewhere to rest, make some food and just take some time away from the ward without actually being off the unit and too far from my baby. To be able to have somewhere to prepare and store food rather than living off sandwiches and have a rest would have been amazing.” - Steph (parent)

"In May this year, we spent a week in neonatal care with our newborn son. The staff were so supportive and the parents room was invaluable to us. We are forever grateful!"

Thank you for your support!

If you would like to raise the funds rather than donate please let us know what you would like to help buy in the families room and your plans for reaching the target! Our team are on hand to help you with your fundraising and can provide you with everything you need.

Click here to download a sponsorship form or visit here to set up a fundraising page.

If you would like support setting up your fundraiser contact us on 01438 285182 or email [email protected]