Octopus for a preemie UK

£5,553 of £2,000 goal

Raised by 92 people in 27 months
All of us know how dangerous the preterm birth is to premature babies. The weight of most of them is around 500g (it is half weight of the bag of sugar or 5 standard chocolate bars!!!). Their systems are not fully built!!! Feeling the closeness of parents has the significant meaning for better growth and recovery of babies. However parents are not able to hold their children close to their body all the time. Our cruel world very often forces them to sort many formal and less formal things out, things they should completely forget about during this difficult period. They need breaks as well, at least short ones. Breaks for food, for drink, to catch their breath and to have as less rest as enough to be able to look after the most important person in their life. And here the octopuses come!! These little toys are to make babies and their parents feel calmer and more safe. Children can play with their tentacles in a similar way they played with the umbilical cord in the mother's womb. At the same time parents can have the little break they deserve, knowing their little precious one's are more safe and calm keeping tentacles in their little hands instead of pulling the tubes and cables out.

This charity project first started in Denmark and then extended to Spain, Ukraine and continued in Poland, UK and more recently Austria. We are very happy being aware of the power of our actions. We can help in saving an innocent life that is not able to protect itself, life which is very important to everyone of us and means everything to at least two people who has given it the beginning. Every child gets its own little octopus prepared with particular care  and takes it home with them after leaving the hospital. We already helped many families but there still are many of them who need our support. Every day the nightmare of many families begins.

Taking a part in this project is available to everyone who wants to help. It is easier than you think. Join us on Facebook, if you can or would like to learn how to crochet the octopuses you can start making them, you can donate funds or appropriate materials as well. All help is welcomed!! These little people deserve it!




We are raising money to keep Octopus for a preemie running as we are NON REGISTERED CHARITY we have to fundraise ourselves.
The money we raise goes towards buying yarns, cello bags, leaflet etc.

We are thankful for any help xxx
Pay Pal: octopusforapreemie@yahoo.com

https://www.facebook.com/groups/octopusforapreemie
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Photos coming to us from parents all over the UK, with their little ones holding on to an octopus is what makes us all know just how important this cause is and what a difference we all make!
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Thank you so much for all the donations! We're truly grateful and very excited about all of our progress. Couldn't do it without your support!
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All of us know how dangerous the preterm birth is to premature babies. The weight of most of them is around 500g (it is half weight of the bag of sugar or 5 standard chocolate bars!!!). Their systems are not fully built!!! Feeling the closeness of parents has the significant meaning for better growth and recovery of babies. However parents are not able to hold their children close to their body all the time. Our cruel world very often forces them to sort many formal and less formal things out, things they should completely forget about during this difficult period. They need breaks as well, at least short ones. Breaks for food, for drink, to catch their breath and to have as less rest as enough to be able to look after the most important person in their life. And here the octopuses come!! These little toys are to make babies and their parents feel calmer and more safe. Children can play with their tentacles in a similar way they played with the umbilical cord in the mother's womb. At the same time parents can have the little break they deserve, knowing their little precious one's are more safe and calm keeping tentacles in their little hands instead of pulling the tubes and cables out.
This charity project first started in Denmark and then extended to Spain, Ukraine and continued in Poland, UK and more recently Austria. We are very happy being aware of the power of our actions. We can help in saving an innocent life that is not able to protect itself, life which is very important to everyone of us and means everything to at least two people who has given it the beginning. Every child gets its own little octopus prepared with particular care and takes it home with them after leaving the hospital. We already helped many families but there still are many of them who need our support. Every day the nightmare of many families begins.
Taking a part in this project is available to everyone who wants to help. It is easier than you think. Join us on Facebook, if you can or would like to learn how to crochet the octopuses you can start making them, you can donate funds or appropriate materials as well. All help is welcomed!! These little people deserve it!
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Raised by 92 people in 27 months
Created September 20, 2016
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Emma Carroll-Walsh
18 days ago

My daughter is training to be a Midwife and she is at the Liverpool Royal Women’s. They hadn’t heard of the Octopus and we thought it would be a lovely idea to have them made for the babies currently in the prem unit

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£200
MullenLowe Open
1 month ago

During the last month we have been learning a lot about the first stages of life and we came across the lovely use of crochet octopuses to comfort babies who decided to come into the world a little earlier than expected. We wanted to help in a small way and do our bit to help keep you doing what you're doing. From all at MullenLowe Open - your fellow octopus friend!

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