40 Campaign


Babies continue to arrive, and women are giving birth in extremely challenging circumstances. Our clinical researchers – midwives and obstetricians – have been redeployed to the NHS front line, and we are continuing to fund our research teams at this critical time of need.


As a medical research charity, we receive no government support to ensure that our research can continue. But we are experiencing an unprecedented drop in income with fundraising events and challenges cancelled until further notice.


The key to us being able to resume our pioneering work is our research midwives. Now, more than ever, their care and support work on the front line of the NHS is crucial. But they also play a vital role in engaging, recruiting and supporting women through our studies – studies that have the potential to transform our understanding of premature birth. Without the ability to fund our research midwives, there is a very real possibility that these groundbreaking studies may be deferred indefinitely.


It takes 40 weeks to carry a baby to term. If 100 people become Friends of Borne by signing up to donate £40 a month, we will be able to fund a research midwife for an entire year. Borne midwives have never been so important, and the future of our projects has never been so uncertain.


We need your support now, more than ever before.

Thank you.

Become a Friend

Just £40 a month will help fund a research midwife and enable us to continue our projects

Challenge Yourself

Come up with your own virtual fundraising campaign to raise vital awareness and funds

Helpful Information

See our selection of practical links for new, current and expectant parents at this time

Ambassadors to the Rescue!

Our amazing ambassadors have come out in full force to help us in these difficult times. Check out what

they’ve been up to – get involved or be inspired to create a challenge of your own!


Erin O’Connor’s

Home Catwalk Challenge

Jason Fox’s

Zoom Workout

Will Greenwood’s

2.6 Challenge