SICK babies at Fairfield Hospital will be much better off thanks to Fairfield Hospital staff and local groups as well as the generosity of the community.
The Fairfield Chamber of Commerce has joined forces with the Fairfield Lions Club to raise money for a Giraffe Incubator through a fund-raising evening.
Although the hospital has two relatively new incubators received previously from donations, the hospital's nurse/midwifery unit manager Catherine Niec is hoping for another to cater for demand.
She has been calling for the incubator since starting in her role early last year.
"We need new equipment with multifunctions to cater for our sick babies," Ms Niec said.
"If we can get donations from kind people, it will speed up the process of getting equipment that we need urgently."
The incubator is an enclosed intensive care microenvironment to house sick babies.
It has a glass see-through case that protects the baby from germs. It is also heat controlled and delivers oxygen.
Fairfield Chamber of Commerce president Vince Movizio said the chamber was involved with starting a foundation to raise money for Fairfield Hospital.
"The first venture is with the Fairfield Lions Club but down the track we would like to join forces with other groups such as Rotary and local business community," he said.
"We are calling on people to get involved with either the upcoming charity event or the ongoing foundation.
"Here's our chance to make a difference to the lives of little kids."
Fairfield Lions Club president Tony Fornasier said he wanted everyone to support the upcoming fund-raising event for the benefit of the Fairfield Hospital.The charity evening will be held at Imperial Paradiso in Fairfield on October 11 from 7pm.
Details: Contact Fairfield Lions Club president Tony Fornasier on 9728 1533 or 0408 676 648 otherwise contact Fairfield Chamber of Commerce president Vince Movizio on 0412 924 404.