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The Grace Research Fund

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Helping premature babies and their families in Coventry and Warwickshire

Grace and toy octopusThe Grace Research Fund raises money to fund medical research into the causes of premature births and the best forms of neonatal care.

The fund was set up by Coventry residents Tracy and Simon Hayes in memory of their daughter Grace, who was born 14 weeks early at Walsgrave Hospital.

Get involved today to help us raise awareness and funds for premature birth.


Tue 17 May '16
Coventry Telegraph Pride of Nursing Awards

It is the second year that the Coventry Telegraph has held the awards to honour the region’s best nurses, nominated by their patients and colleagues – and they were overwhelmed by the response.

Nurses who have shown incredible compassion, who have go…

Wed 23 Mar '16
Key discoveries in neonatal research

The Grace Research Fund is making steps towards improving neonatal care with the recruitment of a PhD student – who has already made some key discoveries.

PhD student Ayan Dirir was recruited by the Grace Research Fund last year to look into a partic…

Wed 16 Mar '16
Putting his best foot forward

A Coventry schoolteacher is putting his best foot forward to race the London Marathon and raise funds for a local neonatal charity which supported his family.

First-time dad Marc Skelton, from Earlsdon, has been inspired to compete in the London Mara…

Tue 15 Mar '16
Warwickshire golf club swings into fundraising action for neonatal charity

A Warwickshire golf club is going a fairway to support a local neonatal charity after making the cause its nominated charity for the year.

Whitefields Golf Club, based at Thurlaston near Draycote Water, has announced its year-long support for the Gra…

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Sponsored events

Fancy running or completing a challenge for Grace this year?

This helps raise awareness of the work we do, and there are events for all levels. Email graceresearchfund at warwick dot ac dot uk to let us know your idea or to find out more about events we're organising.



Our sponsors

We're extremely grateful to our sponsors for their continuing generosity.

Coventry City Football Club CBRE
Advent Communications Deeley Group Property for Kids
Band Hatton Button Moo Design Industrial Agents Society
Harrison Beale & Owen Emmerson Press The Assembly