Uniting For Charlie Gala Ball

A message from Jess – Charlie’s Mum

On the 30th of November, 2014 Charlie was born. Our first child and the first granddaughter to our parents. She was a happy and healthy baby with a massive personality that touched the hearts of many. She was so happy and left everyone she met filled with joy.

On the morning of April 20, at only 20 weeks old, we woke to find that Charlie had died suddenly in her sleep. Our first born child, love of our lives, was no longer alive. Her death was classified as SIDS, there is no definitive cause known for Charlie’s passing.

Having followed all of the safe sleeping guidelines, the world as we knew it was suddenly and unexpectedly turned on its head.

As we continue to place one foot in front of the other, we are doing all we can to contribute to world leading SIDS research via River’s Gift and help forge a future path of positivity and light for parents and babies.We welcome you to please give generously and help us, Charlie’s family and River’s Gift make significant steps to eradicate this tragic syndrome.

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Funds raised will enable us to:

Fund the continuing development of a DNA biobank to facilitate world-leading SIDS research at The University of South Australia

Educate families and health professionals on SIDS and SUDI (Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy)

Support and work with families affected by the devastating loss of a child from SIDS