Neonate mates

Raising funds for to support the Neonatal Unit at The Royal Children's Hospital 

Area: North Eastern Suburbs


The Neonate Mates Auxiliary continues to raise important funds for the Neonatal Unit (NNU) at the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne.

Established in 2005, the Neonate Mates Auxiliary is proud to support the life-changing work of this very special department within the RCH.

The Neonatal Unit provides highly specialised care to the sickest newborn infants from around Australia and the Pacific Rim. Whilst babies are not born at the RCH, they are usually transported immediately following birth via the NETS Team from leading maternity hospitals to the NNU, which exists to extend treatments to critically ill newborns.

The life-saving and life-changing work of the NNU inspires all members of the Neonate Mates Auxiliary who are committed to raising awareness and funds for this amazing unit within the RCH. The NNU's mission 'Giving our sickest babies the best chance - first chance at life' is a motto that also inspires members of the Neonate Mates Auxiliary and its supporters.

Fundraising is primarily achieved via the conduct of stalls held at the hospital a few times each year.


In 2010, some of our funds were utilised to purchase a replacement electrical breast pump for the NNU, something we know brings great comfort and convenience to our new mums requiring this type of support on the unit. We were also very happy to provide a Mother's Day Gift - an RCH Auxiliary Overnight Bag - to each mum in the NNU on Mother's Day this year.

Office Bearers

President: Judy Aussems
Secretary: Lyn Flack
Jane Stumpf


Judy Aussems
0414 424 476