Our club charity is BIBS (Babies in Buscot Support) which is a registered charity that focuses exclusively on the special care babies and their families in the Royal Berkshire Hospital.
BIBS raise vital funds to help ‘save tiny lives’ and support families of premature and full-term but poorly newborn babies in Buscot Neonatal Ward at the Royal Berkshire Hospital. Approximately 10% of babies born locally require neonatal care. Their work focuses in four main areas of activity, which they call keeping Buscot families “SAFE“:
Support – providing families with independent emotional support while their baby is on Buscot, and beyond through funding an independent Professional Family Support Practitioner and vCreate technology that helps families keep in touch with their babies and ease separation anxiety
Awareness – helping inform parents about what to expect from a stay on Buscot by providing written information and raising awareness of issues related to prematurity or sickness at birth
Facilities – refurbishing facilities and accommodation on the ward to provide a more homely environment, previously they have funded the Family Room refurbishment and recently new mattresses and bedding for the parent flats
Equipment – funding state of the art equipment for the ward including incubators, cardiac monitors, ventilators, phototherapy units and much more. .
Throughout the year we will be holding fundraising events and welcome lots of ideas to support the charity.