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You’re invited to join us for a night of fun and hope as we remember little Charlie Rutherford, who passed away from SIDS in April 2015. Charlie was healthy, strong and safely slept and now we need to know “why..”

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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.

Here’s what we will be raising funds for on the night:


Sat, June 04, 2022
6:00 PM – 11:59 PM AEST


Ballarat Golf Club
1800 Sturt St
Ballarat, Victoria 3350

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