BABIES at Fairfield Hospital need your help.
In two days' time, the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce and the Lions Club of Fairfield will hold a charity dinner to raise funds to buy a Giraffe Incubator for Fairfield Hospital — but due to a lack of community response, the location of the event has changed.
President of the Fairfield Lions Club Tony Fornasier has even gone out doorknocking, asking for people's support.
"I feel bad that we have to change locations," Mr Fornasier said. "I'm hoping for a miracle.
"Over 800 invitations have been sent but the community response has been minimal.
"I want to show the hospital that the community cares. We need the community to open their hearts and help us buy a humidicrib."
Fairfield Hospital nurse/midwife unit manager Catherine Niec has pushed for an incubator since starting in her role early last year, and said it would play a vital part to help sick babies.
The incubator is an enclosed intensive care micro-environment with a glass case that protects the baby from germs.
It is also heat-controlled and delivers oxygen.
"There's a lot of old equipment," she said. "Some equipment is about 20 years old and although they are still working, you can't buy replacement parts any more."
The charity dinner is on Friday, October 11, from 7pm in the Crystal Room at Paradiso Receptions, 55 Smart Street, Fairfield. It costs $120.
Details: Fairfield Lions Club president Tony Fornasier on 9728 1533, Fairfield Chamber of Commerce president Vince Movizio on 0412 924 404 or charity co-ordinator Maria Monteleone, 9728 2888.