Sisters Alison Green and Cassandra McKay have started a charity, Sleeping Angels, which aims to raise funds for SIDS and Kids.ALEXANDRA BOLKAS June 19, 2014 4:55am
For Shepparton woman Alison Green, the name of her charity Sleeping Angels is the only way to describe children such as her niece taken from this world by Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
Ms Green began the charity in May to raise funds and awareness for SIDS and Kids NSW and Victoria.
‘‘I’ve been thinking about doing this for years, I thought why can’t I do it myself,’’ she said.
‘‘I was 11 years old when I first experienced SIDS and all our worlds came crashing down.’’
She said she hoped the group would be able to link the region’s mothers with appropriate information about the syndrome and support.
Ms Green said she consulted her sister Cassandra McKay when deciding what name to call the group.
‘‘My sister said Sleeping Angels was the perfect name because that’s how she describes it to the kids,’’ she said.
Ms McKay lost her first child, Stephany McKay, 17 years ago at just two weeks old.
‘‘It was the very first time Alison became an aunt, my mum became a grandmother and I became a mother,’’ she said.
‘‘Life’s been difficult since then, but I’ve managed to have three more children.’’
Ms McKay said there was little information available to her when she lost her daughter.
‘‘When it happened to me, it was hard to find people that even knew about it,’’ Ms McKay said.
‘‘There was very little information out there about it.’’
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