Joondalup NurtureGroup supporting families with premature and sick newborns


Miracle Babies Foundation volunteer Jen Havlik, Joondalup MLA Emily Hamilton and Melissa Hetheringon with daughter Temperance.
Miracle Babies Foundation volunteer Jen Havlik, Joondalup MLA Emily Hamilton and Melissa Hetheringon with daughter Temperance.

A JOONDALUP group supports families with premature and sick newborns through its free fortnightly play days.

The Joondalup NurtureGroup is a branch of the Miracle Babies Foundation, which supports families of about 48,000 babies born in Australia every year who require the help of a newborn intensive care unit or special care nursery.

According to the foundation, about 27,000 of those babies are born premature and up to 1000 babies don’t survive.

The Joondalup play and support group is for children aged up to six years old who are challenged by prematurity or sickness.

“NurtureGroup offers unique support to families and carers and a forum to share similar experiences, exchange ideas on parenting, build support networks and ease the isolation that can often be felt by these families,” MBF general manager Kylie Pussell said.

Joondalup NurtureGroup meets fortnightly on Wednesdays from 9.30-11.30am during school terms at Beldon-Iluka Uniting Church, 9 Pacific Way, Beldon.

For more information, visit www.miraclebabies.org.au or call 1300 622 243.

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