Today is Red Nose Day. Red Nose Day is held annually on the last Friday in June and is the major fundraiser for SIDS and Kids. Funds raised through Red Nose Day activities assist SIDS and Kids in providing vital services and programs to the Australian community. Red Nose Day is a fun way to get a bit silly and raise some money for a great Australian charity.
What do SIDS and Kids Do?
In Australia each year over 3,500 families experience the sudden and unexpected death of a baby or child, either through stillbirth or during the first month of life, from sudden unexpected death in infancy (SIDS or fatal sleeping accidents), SUDC (sudden unexpected death in childhood) or accident. Sadly for many of these deaths there is no known cause. SIDS and Kids works to find answers for parents by funding and supporting vital research into stillbirth, SIDS and safe sleeping practices. Through evidence based community education they aim to prevent these deaths and advocate for and support bereaved families.
Where do Red Nose Day funds go?
Proceeds from Red Nose Day assist SIDS and Kids in providing vital services and programs in your local community including:
- Free ongoing bereavement support and crisis outreach to families and the community following the sudden and unexpected death of a baby, infant or child 24 hours a day, 365 days a year!
- Education to thousands of parents, carers and health professionals on how to reduce the risk of SIDS and fatal sleeping accidents through our world class, evidence based SIDS and Kids safe sleeping program
- Research into the causes and prevention of sudden and unexpected death of babies during pregnancy, birth, infancy and childhood.
Where can I get Red Nose Day merchandise, participate in the charity auction or donate money?
There are lots of places were you can buy Red Nose Day merchanise. In addition to many offices, workplaces, small businesses and train stations , you can find Red Nose Day Merchanise at
- Big W
- Best & Less
- Dick Smith
- Terry White Chemist
- Soul Patterson Chemist
To participate in the auction go to the Red Nose Day website and review the items on sale. All bidding is completing through ebay
For information on fundraising visit the Red Nose Day Funraising Page.
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