University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Neonatal intensive care unit charity

We have an active fundraising programme and many parents, carers and families raise money for us. Please support our charity to help us improve facilities for patients and their families.

What do we raise money for?


This is where a significant proportion of the funds raised is spent. This enables us to have the most up to date and appropriate equipment for each baby. Equipment we've bought includes ventilators, incubators, breast pumps, cooling and transport equipment.

Parent and families

Some charity money is used to improve facilities and experiences for parents and their families. Examples include refurbishment of parent areas, memory boxes, cameras and parent information leaflets. 


Some of the money we receive buys babies clothes, sheets, toys and Christmas stockings. Although these items can also be donated.

Staff education

Some funding goes towards staff training, including attendance at local and national conferences and courses to improve staff development, provide high quality care and support families.

What to do if you would like to raise money for our unit

Any donations are gratefully received. If you would like to discuss this further, please feel free to contact Lisa Leppard (family care sister) or Fiona Lawson (matron and unit manager). If you have a suggestion or preference for how your donation could be utilised, then please let us know.

Find out more about Southampton Hospital Charity or visit the Holding Little Hands Facebook page.