British actor Hugh Grant has joined a campaign to save the lives of premature babies.

The Notting Hill star has teamed up with bosses of the Be A Breath Giver campaign to help raise money to provide U.K. hospitals with specialist breathing equipment.

Grant took to Twitter.com to share the news with his fans, writing, "I am supporting be a breath giver in raising money for specialist breathing equipment for premature babies."

The actor has two children by a girlfriend Tinglan Hong - daughter Tabitha, two, and nine-month-old son Felix.