Premature Birth Awareness

Friday 16-11-2018 - 16:29
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This Saturday (17th November) is World Prematurity Day. World Prematurity Day is a global campaign which aims to raise awareness of premature birth and the impact it can have on families. 15 million babies are born early each year – World Prematurity Day is a platform for those effected to share their stories and to raise awareness of what #prematurityis.  

Our LTSU disabilities officer Chloe Tear #DisabilityOfficer (@Chloetear) has put in some fantastic work this week getting students engaged and raising visibility across campus of World Prematurity Day with her “Name the Octopus” event.



Over the week, over 120 students have taken part to ‘Name the Octopus’. The winning name will be revealed on Monday and the winner will win the crocheted octopus!

On the awareness raised over the week Chloe said;

“I have really enjoyed the chance to raise awareness, engage students and ask the all-important question of what they would name the octopus! I think raising awareness about all disabilities is crucial, and engaging with other students is a great way to do this!”


To find out more about the importance of crocheted octopi in premature births visit here

For news about similar events and support, follow (@LTSU_Disability)

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