Make little miracles for Queensland babies

High tea for a good cause.

All babies are miracles but, unfortunately, not every baby is born healthy.

Father-of-three Shaune Watts is on a mission to raise money to help Mater Little Miracles provide the best possible healthcare to more than 2000 sick and premature Queensland babies who spend time in the Mater’s Neonatal Critical Care Unit (NCCU) each year.

NCCU specialist staff treat and care for up to 79 seriously ill and premature babies every night.

Noah Watts

This year’s Shaune Watts Fundraising Charity High Tea aims to  raise more than $40,000 to purchase a special care cot for the NCCU.

Shaune became involved with Mater Little Miracles when his third child, Noah, was born 10 weeks early.

Weighing little more than a kilo, Noah’s fragile condition meant his parents had to wait nine days before they could cuddle him.

“Fundraising is my way of giving back to the Mater as we owe Noah’s life to them,” Shaune said.

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High tea attendees will enjoy champagne and a classic high tea spread, silent and live auctions, a raffle, market stalls and hear from keynote speaker Neonatal Specialist Dr Elizabeth Hurrion, who treated Shaune’s son Noah.

Shaune has raised more the $405,000 for Mater Little Miracles and more than $94,000 for the Leukaemia Foundation.

To purchase tickets to the Charity High Tea or make a donation to Mater Little Miracles visit swfundraising.com.au.

Hear Shaune and Noah’s full story on Episode 18 of the Your shout podcast.