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Irish Neonatal Health Alliance

About Irish Neonatal Health Alliance

The Irish Neonatal Health Alliance is a voluntary organisation and registered charity and our vision is to support and empower families affected by premature birth by advocating increased awareness, improved pre-conceptual, ante-natal and post natal education, equitable and standardised neonatal care and improved long-term care for both the premature baby and the family.

Our objective, through consultation with global networks of prematurity groups, healthcare professionals, educators, researchers, political decision makers and industry stakeholders is to foster the exchange of information, provide education to healthcare professionals and families and with one collective voice, to provide the platform for a coordinated and integrated program of collaborative support in the field of neonatal care in Ireland.

To learn more about our work please visit our website at

What's Involved

The INHA converts donated Wedding Dresses into Angel Gowns and pouches for premature and sick babies who don't survive.

Over 600 babies pass away each year after birth and our Angel Gowns allow families to bury their babies with dignity and alleviates the need to source burial clothing at a time of great pain.

We are looking for people with the skillset and time to convert the wedding dresses, patterns are available.

We also require seamstresses/quilters who can make incubator covers to protect the preterm babies from light and sound and aid the development of their immature neurological systems, patterns are available.

What's required for this position

Sewing and quilting skills are required for these roles.

  • Other

Level of English required for this role:
No English

Times and commitment required for this role


Minimum time commitment: Flexible

Other Details

Location of volunteering opportunity:
The volunteering takes place in the volunteers own home.

Other location details:
We welcome volunteers from all over Ireland

Also available in these counties
Carlow, Cavan, Clare, Cork, Donegal, Dublin - City, Dublin - Dun Laoghaire/ Rathdown, Dublin - Fingal, Dublin - South Dublin County, Galway, Kerry, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Leitrim, Limerick, Longford, Louth, Mayo, Meath, Monaghan, Offaly, Roscommon, Sligo, Waterford, Wexford, Wicklow

Screening details for this role:

  • No screening

Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:

  • Support/ advice/ recognition

Age restrictions:
No age restrictions

Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?

Getting there


  • This opportunity is posted by:
  • Volunteer Centre: Wicklow
Volunteer Ireland is delighted to acknowledge the support of:
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