supporting families of premature babies

about helping little hands

When a baby is admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) life as it was for the family ends. Priorities change and what was once important is sidelined. Daily tasks are put on hold while life revolves around the NICU schedule – cares, cuddles (and car parks).

The best medicine you can give a premature baby is time with its mum and dad. So helping little hands provides practical support for families of the NICU so that their time is spent with their baby – giving kangaroo care, expressing, breastfeeding and spending time by the bedside.


By taking away the stress of necessary, everyday tasks we hope to make a positive contribution to the journey of NICU families.  

Please help us provide financial support to the NICU mums and dads most in need of help -- your donation can help fund a range of vital services such as fuel vouchers, food and emergency home repairs​.

Our services are only possible with the help and support of our volunteers and followers.

If you can organise a collection of nutritious nibbles, fundraise for fuel vouchers or join us as a volunteer, we'd love to hear from you.

Our vision is a NICU journey that minimises the emotional stress, health and financial impacts on families.

latest news


Helping Little Hands have always recognised that during a NICU journey families need  support - emotional, practical and financial. 


Through our meals program, nutritious nibbles and funding fuel and travel vouchers we have always supported families with real and tangible support.

At this time, families need even more help. Speak to your social worker if we can help you now.

Christmas 2020

Santa drew our Christmas raffle on Friday 18th December during his NICU visit.  

Thank you to all who supported us by purchasing tickets.

Congratulations to our winners!

1. Jacki Harry

2. Steven Rule

3. Nicholas Raso

Watch out now for Christmas deliveries over the festive season!