To celebrate the joy of Mother’s Day this year, we wanted to gift 80 Instant Scratch-It packs to new mothers whose babies are receiving intensive care in the Neonatal Critical Care Unit (NCCU) at Brisbane’s Mater Hospital. 

We wanted to surprise the dedicated mothers and hopefully brighten their stay while in hospital. 

The Mater Hospital Brisbane has the largest neonatal clinic in Queensland and is renowned for providing the best possible care for more than 2000 sick babies and their families from all over the state. 

The Lott by Golden Casket has supported Mater for more than 120 years and continues to make an annual donation of $500,000 to fund worthwhile projects that enhance the wellbeing of mothers and their babies.  

Our annual donation helps fund Mater Little Miracles and its medical research, equipment and care required to assist newborns in the neonatal ward. 

Mater Foundation Executive Director Andrew Thomas said he was delighted to see these mothers receive the recognition they deserve. 

“Babies in the Neonatal Critical Care Unit spend days, weeks, and sometimes even months requiring 24-hour critical care, so it was wonderful that their mothers were able to sit down and treat themselves to some Instant Scratch-It packs this Mother’s Day,” he said.   

Becoming a mother is one of the most important, challenging and rewarding roles, and we understand that it can be a difficult time for many families.  

“We are trying to do our bit to lift the spirits of the mothers and their babies in the Neonatal Critical Care Unit, as it can be such a tough time. We hope it put a smile on their faces this Mother’s Day,” The Lott’s Sponsorship and Community Manager Hans de Koning said. 

To find out more about The Mater Hospital’s Neonatal Critical Care Unit and the Mater Little Miracles program, visit its website.