Top Ten! | Raising Awareness in 2015

top tenMake it your New Years resolution to help the Smallest Things raise awareness of premature birth and the realities faced by parents – Make the Smallest Things matter in 2015!

untitled (4)Share your story. You can send your stories to us at or share with your family and friends.

images9J46MDT1Invite 5 friends to ‘like’ our Smallest Things Facebook group. The more people who like, share and comment on our Facebook page, the wider our audience becomes!

imagesDIPRKXTBHold an event to raise awareness – a coffee morning, cake sale or something as simple as inviting friends and colleagues to wear purple on World Prematurity Day (17th Nov)

imagesTB6KW868Share the Smallest Things website with professionals such as health visitors, GPs, school teachers and nursery staff.

I shared the Smallest Things website with my son’s key worker at nursery; she forwarded the link onto the rest of the staff and  a month later  everyone wore purple on World Prematurity Day!

imagesJV8WBVK2Share stories and blogs on social media. Pressing the retweet button on twitter or the share button on Facebook might seem like a small gesture, but it can make a big difference in raising awareness and reaching thousands more people.


Become a Smallest Things voulnteer! If you would like to help us on a regular basis; arranging local events, writing for our site or visiting health centres, then please get in touch with Catriona at

images0VLZGFX3Write to your MP – ask them to support the Bliss campaign to extend maternity leave for mothers of premature babies. You can find your MP and read a draft letter here. Remember to personalise the letter – tell your story!

untitled (4)A picture says a thousand words. Consider posting pictures from neonatal care on social media.

images31X5N2ZQAsk you GP surgery, health visitors, neonatal unit or children’s centre to display a Smallest Things poster. Please contact us for posters and postcards.

untitled (5)Make raising awareness your 2015 New Year resolution! You can start right now by sharing this post!



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