A Fighting Chance

Every baby born premature is twice as likely to develop a life-changing brain condition.

Together we can give more newborn babies a fighting chance.

In the UK, 60,000 babies are born premature each year.
That’s enough to fill 280 primary schools.
It’s too many. Far too many.

Every baby born premature is twice as likely to develop a life-changing brain condition.

We believe every newborn baby deserves a fighting chance.

Claire and Angus

The risks to babies born premature are significant and the news that a new-born has or may develop a brain injury that will affect them for the rest of their lives is heart-breaking for any parent to hear.

Making a difference through life-changing research

Our aim is simple – to reduce the number of babies being born with brain injury. If we can do that many more babies will have the start in life that they deserve.

Across the UK, our research programmes already help to improve the lives of children and their families. But what if we could predict these risks earlier in pregnancy and then intervene to reduce the impact a brain condition will have on a child’s life? Or even go as far as eliminating the chances of a condition from developing altogether?

That’s just what our research at the Cerebra Perinatal Research Centre is working to achieve.

Whilst most women can enjoy a healthy and uncomplicated pregnancy, 60,000 babies are born premature in the UK each year and this is a key cause of neonatal brain injury and later childhood disability.

By better understanding the complications that can occur during pregnancy, we can develop the specific diagnostic and preventative measures to protect mother and baby from harm and achieve our aim.

premature baby in an incubator

Find out about the research we do and how it has helped mums like Claire

Join the fight today

There are lots of ways you can support our campaign to raise funds and awareness.

Be a fundraising superhero

From skydiving and bungee jumping to teddy bears’ picnics and car boot sales, all events raise vital funds for our research. Download your pack today.

Tiny hats for tiny babies

Premature babies often need a little extra help to keep warm. Download one of our patterns and knit a hat Cerebra style. Don’t forget to share the result on social media #FightingChance.

Your support makes our work possible

Without it, we simply wouldn’t be able to fund the life-changing research this is.

Research that will reduce the number of premature births, help eliminate the chances of neonatal brain injury and reduce the number of babies being born with a condition that will affect them for the rest of their lives.

Donate online or call 01267 240840 and together we can give many more newborn babies across the UK a fighting chance.