News & Events

18 Feb, 2023

Portable x-ray machine

Burps received a large charitable donation from the distribution of an estate last year, and we gave half of it to the Scannappeal as a contribution to their appeal for this X-ray machine. The remainder of the cost of the machine was raised by Scannappeal’s fundraising efforts. Scannappeal message: What a wonderful way to start […]

18 Feb, 2023

Welcome packs

Burps have recently purchased some useful items to be included as part of a welcome pack for new parents to the unit – a tote bag, an insulated non-spill drinks cup, and a notepad and pen. Hopefully these items will provide some practical support to parents while they are visiting the unit on a regular […]

21 Nov, 2022

Bloodbikes donation

On 18 November 2022 the neonatal unit received 24 care packs from the volunteer team at Bloodbikes. The Bloodbikes charity transports donor breast milk around a number of hospitals in the South West, and they had received a selection of donated items for new mothers who had an unexpected stay in hospital following a premature […]

27 Oct, 2022


Request from the unit regarding knitted items- Please can we receive no more knitted donations until after Easter 2023 as we are working our way through previous donations. Also in future no cardigans please, as although lovely, they are not used anymore and it’s sad to see them not being worn. Items we will continue […]

27 Oct, 2022

Thank you

A great big thank you to Pegasus Gym in Aylesbury and the Aylesbury Striders running club who had a relay race against each other for 24 hours a day over the August bank holiday weekend and raised £1,370 for Burps!

27 Oct, 2022


Burps have recently funded a portable vapotherm unit. The Neonatal team have been implementing some improvement projects for the preterm babies, and part of this involves what is known as ‘birthday cuddles’. To fully implement this they needed to have a portable vapotherm system that would allow babies to receive respiratory support whilst having a […]