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Neonatal units rely on specialist equipment to save, treat and monitor premature babies, and to support the family at what is a highly emotional and stressful time. But NHS budgets do not stretch to ensure the latest and most effective equipment is available. That’s why it’s our mission to provide neonatal equipment to special care baby units that improve the chances of a new life surviving and thriving.

Read below about our latest news and announcements, about the people who help us, and about the donations and grants this enables us to make.

Lee Middleton and Shane Dilloway-Thompson will be undertaking an impressive challenge: to raise money for special care babies.  On Friday 21st June...
We held our 24-hour 2023 Sportathon  on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th of May at David Lloyd Newbury with over 1250 people coming through the doors...
On Saturday 9th March 2024, a group of 12 took on the challenge to walk the 24k route, more commonly known as the Fan Dance in the Brecon Beacons. ...
Sunday 25th February saw a fabulouos turnout for our first ever Half Marathon and 10K event at Greenham Common.  500 runners signed up and the event...
We were delighted when Leicester Hospitals Trust approached us to help them with their latest fundraising campaign to fund a double pod twin...
Ben, now 25, was born at 29 weeks weighing 3lb 13oz.  After his mother was admitted to Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital, not expecting to...
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With the NHS under extreme pressure and neonatal units across the UK as busy as ever, ongoing specialist training for Neonatal staff is crucial to...
Excitement Builds for the debut Half Marathon and 10K at Greenham Common as the event has now sold out.   The inaugural Half Marathon and 10K event,...
A recent Christmas Luncheon held at The Rosewood Hotel, London and organised by The Anderson Foundation, resulted in a donation of £26,000 to the...
With the NHS under extreme pressure and neonatal units across the UK as busy as ever, ongoing specialist training for Neonatal staff is crucial to...
On Saturday 18th November, New Life held its last social event of the year, a World Prematurity Ball at The Owners Club, Newbury Racecourse.  The...
In an unprecedented move, Greenham Common in Newbury is set to host its inaugural Half Marathon and 10K event. Renowned for its historical...
A team of 21 passionate supporters recently took on the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge to help us raise money. They completed the 26-mile hike,...
When babies are born prematurely it goes without saying that they require specialist care. Many of these tiny babies need treatment for jaundice and...
A group of New Life cyclists successfully completed the 165-mile D-Day Cycle Challenge on the weekend of 16th September raising £3k.  This was the...
We had a great turnout for the SAS Fan Dance Challenge on Saturday 9th September.  A total of 12 keen supporters took on the challenge to complete...
It was probably one of the toughest weekends this year to attempt the Three Peaks Challenge as high winds and torrential rain hit the UK. But team ‘...
New Life Special Care Babies hosted its second charity golf day of the year on Friday, July 7th, at the picturesque Calcot Park Golf Course in...
We were delighted to be able to fund the vCreate system for the neonatal unit as Great Western Hospital.  The £4,800 grant we gave means that the...
A group of New life cyclists successfully completed the 160 mile D-Day Cycle Challenge on the weekend of 17th June.  They visited the five D-Day...
We are delighted to have been chosen by Roc Search's HQ in Reading as their official Charity Partner of the Year 2023. The staff at Roc Search...
We were blessed with amazing weather and a great group of golfers for our first golf day of the year at Donnington Valley, Newbury on Friday 26th May...
In September 2022, New Life generously gave a grant of £5,189.75 to the Trust’s charity, Brighter Futures for the purchase of equipment which...
Ryan, our newest supporter, is participating in a tennis challenge at this year’s SPORTathon to raise money for specialist neonatal ventilators. ...
Max, now 10, was born at full term at the Great Western Hospital, Swindon. After he was born, Max needed to go into special care having needed to be...
Mike Lyons had a cardiac arrest in 2019 following a run, which resulted in him being hospitalised in a coma for.  With excellent medical care and...
Resuscitation Council UK (RCUK), with the support of New Life Special Care babies, has developed a pre-hospital Newborn Life Support (NLS) Course to...
On Saturday 19th November, New Life held its last social event of the year, a World Prematurity Ball at The Owners Club, Newbury Racecourse.  The...
The Three Peaks is no mean challenge but 'Team Blood, Sweat and Beers' took it on for New Life with vigour! Over the weekend of 20/21 August the all...
On Saturday 13th August a team of 15 stalwart New Life supporters took to the water for a kayaking challenge on Loch Lomond successfully paddling 24...
  We held our second fundraising golf day of the year on Friday 5th August at Donnington Valley Golf Club, Newbury raising a staggering £27,000. The...
When babies are born prematurely it goes without saying that they require specialist care, from specially trained medical staff. In addition, many of...
Team 'Chafing the Dream' consisting of Andy Ross, Andy, Rikki, Pippa, Luke, Macer, Jim and Luke C, achieved their Three Peaks Challenge in 24 hours...
Our 24 hour Sportathon event took place on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th May at David Lloyd Newbury and raised over £35,000, which will be divided...
A group of specialist neonatal medics from The Great Western Hospital, Swindon, along with other long-time supporters of New Life took on the...
When babies are born prematurely it goes without saying that they require specialist care, interventions and often surgery from specially trained...
Trevor when he heard the news
Our CEO Trevor has been awarded the West Berkshire Lifetime Achievement Award because of his commitment to providing specialist equipment for Swindon...
Mum Adara with baby Reggie
When baby Reggie was born 5 weeks early, his mum, Newbury resident, Adara Stanswood felt she was reasonably prepared.  Reggie was her second baby...
On Saturday 20th November, we held our last social event of the year, a World Prematurity Ball at Newbury Racecourse.  The event was attended by over...
Vlada Niznikova gave birth to her second child, Arlo, just 4 months ago. With her 27th birthday at the end of October, she decided to dedicate her...
In the last 26 years, the Great Western Hospital in Swindon has received over £500k worth of specialist equipment from the charity, New Life Special...
Reaching the fundraising total of £1m has been a huge milestone for CEO Trevor Goodall and his charity, New Life Special Care Babies and this was...
Andrew Mitchell, (Mitch) from Hermitage ran the London Marathon on Sunday 3rd October, raising £3500 for the charity, New Life Special Care Babies....
After 26 years of fundraising and with the help of all our supporters, friends, and volunteers, we have hit the £1m!  This is a target that we set...
We have recently raised funds to buy 20 state-of-the-art stethoscopes for the neonatal ward at Great Western Hospital, Swindon. The stethoscopes,...
Three teams of fabulous fundraisers took part in the Three Peaks Challenge over three weekends in July and August, raising a staggering £18k between...
A family-friendly music festival, Frilfest took place on Saturday 21st August in Frilsham, bringing together a great range of live bands and artists...
On Thursday 22nd July, we held our first face-to-face fundraising event in almost two years.  30 teams totaling 120 players attended Calcot Park Golf...
We have launched our ‘Magic Million’ campaign.  We hope to reach the £1m total by the end of 2021.  ‘In a nutshell’ says CEO Trevor Goodall, ‘that...
Once again The Light Fund have generously donated! This time a massive £10,000! This incredible support meant we were able to help Barnstyle Hospital...
£10,000
We are so thankful to have received an unexpected donation of £7,000 from the Kirton Trust. This boosted our Charity Golf Day fundraising and bought...
£7,000
In our 25th year, our 26th Annual Charity GOlf Day held at Donnington Valley Golf Club in Newbury raised a staggering £25,000. Many thanks to...
£25,000
We recently made a donation to the University Hospital Bristol who were desperate for Breast Pumps so we donated 5!!! Here we have Midwife Sarah...
£10,500
With help from our supporters, The Light Fund, we donated £5000 to the Singleton Hospital in Swansea. The Special Care Babies Unit at SIngleton...
£5,000
The Light Fund
We are very thankful for the continued support from The Light Fund who have supported NewLife for many years. The Light Fund have helped us supply...
£5,000
New Life's £7k donation gives parents privacy at most difficult time. The parents of premature babies at the Great Western Hospital will be allowed...
£7,000
New Life has donated this fabulous amount to this incredible unit which will allow them to buy vital equipment such as hot cots,  phototherapy units...
£15,000
We were delighted to have been able to support this unit with the purchase of Neo-Pod 'T' system which is a vital piece of equipment used for...
£6,000
Having received some external funding we have been able to reach further afield and support this unit by purchasing a Babytherm unit (infant warming...
£10,500
Our first donation of 2016 goes to Swindon hospital for £5,500.00 which will allow them to purchase a premature Anne mannequin and a Airtraq neonatal...
£5,500
We are delighted to be able to support this amazing unit by donating £2,100.00 which purchased a premature Anne mannequin which will help them in the...
£2,100
Another amazing donation to this incredible unit. This time the money will be spent on purchasing a CFM Monitor which is a machine that monitors...
£16,000
Some of the money raised through this year’s 24-Hour Tennis Marathon helped New Life to provide Salisbury’s District Hospital’s Special Care Baby...
£12,000
Staff at Royal Berkshire Hospital were blown away by a generous donation of £20,000.Trevor Goodall, who founded the charity New Life, called the...
£20,000
The £10,000 gift from New Life has brought Yeovil Hospital to within £85,000 of their £500,000 target. New Life was launched by Trevor Goodall in...
£10,000
£5K Awarded to the Special Care Baby Unit at Derriford Hospital Plymouth It was a proud moment when New Life’s Chairman and Trustee Russ Jeffery’s...
£5,000
INCUBATOR APPEAL we were so proud to partner with Brighter Futures.  Launched in March 2018, to raise 175K to purchases 5 state of the art incubators...
£202,812