Bliss, the special care baby charity, provides vital support and care to premature and sick babies across the UK. Founded 30 years ago, we offer guidance and information at a critical time in families’ lives. We also fund ground-breaking research and campaign for babies to receive the best possible level of care regardless of when and where they are born.

Bliss is the only national charity dedicated to improving both the survival and long-term quality of life for babies born too soon, too small or too sick to cope on their own.

One in every nine babies in the UK is born premature or sick. That is over 80,000 babies every year.

Every donation from our supporters makes a difference to the work we can do for special care babies and their families, here are just a few examples:

  • £5 a month will fund a neonatal nurse on a Bliss study day so they know just how to help a family when their baby finally comes home
  • £10 a month will keep the Bliss text message support running so that parents can know they are not alone
  • £20 a month will cover the cost of training two Family Support Helpline volunteers