To provide regular Lullaby Hour live music sessions for very ill babies and children at the Children's Heart Unit, Freeman Hospital

by Alison Forbes in Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, England

We did it
On 26th January 2018 we successfully raised £7,086 with 114 supporters in 49 days

New stretch target

An extra £3,280 will enable us to produce an online Lullaby Hour songbook and audio recording that will be freely available for use by any parents, teachers or healthcare staff working with ill, disabled or life limited children!


e507191fcfd571ba6106cc8ceab90984856d3e33This project will provide regular Lullaby Hour live music sessions for very ill babies and children at the Children's Heart Unit, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne.  Children and babies come from all over the North of England for treatment at the Heart Unit. Many of the children are in pain and experience a lot of negative emotions, many struggle to sleep in the clinical environment of a hospital, some of the children and babies pass away. 

Our Lullaby Hour can help the babies and children to settle and offer them comfort and joy, through gentle, beautiful lullaby songs that can be personalised for each child. One little girl's heart rate lowered during the singing. Lullaby Hour can also provide anxious parents with comfort and sometimes deeply cherished memories. Some parents never get to take their child home: Lullaby Hour offers them beautiful moments with their children beyond the treatments and clinical activity of a hospital ward. 

One tearful mum said " Please keep singing, it's so beautiful." 

Joanne, the activities coordinator on the Unit said "Please keep this project going - it brings so much comfort and joy to the children and their parents."

Can you help us raise the funds to continue this wonderful project? 

We need your help to raise £ 6,720 which will enable us to provide fortnightly Lullaby Hour sessions at the Children's Heart Unit. 

We are eligible for a 50% match from the Community Foundation Tyne & Wear, but in order to acquire this funding we must secure £3,360 from our supporters and the public.

We urgently need your help to keep this amazing project going! Can you help us reach our target?

If we reach our stretch target of £10,000 we will also be able to produce an online Lullaby Hour songbook with audio for parents and nurses to freely access.


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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£15 or more

A named 'Thank You!' on all MiHC social media!

We will personally thank you for our support on all our social media during the appeal!

£20 or more

A named 'Thank You!' and an MiHC pin badge!

We will personally thank you for your support on all MiHC social media during the appeal AND we'll send you an MiHC pin badge once the we have reached our target!

£30 or more

A 'Thank You!', an MiHC pin badge and MiHC pen!

A named 'Thank You!' on all MiHC social media during the appeal AND an MiHC pin badge and an MiHC pen once our target is reached!

£35 or more

Named in our Lullaby Songbook's 'List of Heroes'!

If we reach our stretch target of £10,000, you will be named in the 'List of Heroes' in our online Lullaby Songbook! You will also receive an MiHC pin badge and pen.

£45 or more

Invitation to an MiHC 70th Birthday event!

We celebrate our 70th birthday next year! A pledge of £45 will earn you two complimentary tickets to one of our birthday events.

£100 or more

Named as an official concert sponsor!

You will be named as an official concert sponsor of a Lullaby Hour concert on all MiHC media!

£500 or more

Enter a prize draw to win an MiHC concert!

Do you have a relative in a care home, or in hospital? Pledges of £500 or over will enter you into a prize draw to win an MiHC concert of your choice, that can take place anywhere in the UK as long as it is within a healthcare setting!


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