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Essex mum has set up a premature baby project and needs your help

25 Oct Essex mum has set up a premature baby project and needs your help

An Essex mother whose babies were born prematurely has set up a project to offer care and support to families with premature and sick babies in NICU.

Ola Adegbenro, age 33, who lives in Grays, started Colourful Beginnings after her own babies were born prematurely. The project started as an Instagram page but now Ola wants to register it as a charity and is currently trying to secure funds to enable her to help more NICU families.

The 33-year-old mother of two said: “My first child was born at 23 weeks three years ago, with no chance of surviving, but after a very long nine months in five different hospitals, she made it home on home oxygen. My second girl was born at 29 weeks and had her share of the NICU journey. Having experienced the NICU first hand and twice, I can tell you it is a very hard journey with little to no support. This is what led me to start Colourful Beginnings. I want to support other families with premature or sick babies and to bring hope and love in a difficult situation.

If you’d like to support Colourful Beginnings, visit

If you’d like to vote for Colourful Beginnings in the Aviva Community Fund round, visit