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.’’
Street Rider Night Bus signs have been placed in Shepparton’s central business district to encourage people to use the service that has been cruising along for more than five years.
Police are currently at the scene of a double fatal collision involving two cars in at the Cahill Road, Gilmore Street and Woods Road intersection in Yarrawonga.
Tatura Community House held its annual High Tea fundraiser at the facility on Tuesday, with a full-house present to enjoy a sumptuous morning tea, good conversation and relaxing time together.
The Echuca construction team behind Junction Moama has taken out one of the top honours at a regional building awards ceremony.
Rochester Historical and Pioneer Society hosted an afternoon tea to recognise long-standing members Barrie and Flora Griffin and John and Margaret Harley.
About 7600 residents served by Goulburn Valley Water are affected by a boil-water advisory.
Scone Equine Hospital relaunches local veterinary practice.
A beauty pamper day has raised a whopping $18k to assist local lady Terri Bevan with her ongoing medical costs associated with her brain tumour
A planning scheme amendment to allow the expansion and redevelopment of the IGA supermarket at Heathcote has been approved by the Victorian Planning Minister Richard Wynne.
Cross-border rivals Cobram and Barooga football netball clubs will contest the 38th Cobram Courier Shield this weekend.
An exciting three-hole playoff saw Virginia Lange take a narrow win in the Deniliquin Ladies Golf Championship last Thursday.
The G-MW Murray gravity irrigation system has received 35 per cent and the Goulburn system 42 per cent of allocation from July 1.
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