ALARMINGLY, one Australian baby is stillborn every four hours – a statistic so shocking that Red Nose is funding projects to meet its goal to reduce stillbirth rates by 20 percent over the next three years and public support is needed more than ever.
Support Red Nose Day in its 31st year on August 9, by making a donation, purchasing a red nose, hosting a fundraising event, or pre-schools can host a Little Rockers Red Nose Disco using a special iHeartRadio station soundtrack, with merchandise available from Big W at Campsie Centre.
Big W manager Euripedes says Woolworths and Big W are great supporters of Red Nose Day and are only too happy to help raise funds for vital research and ease the pain of grieving families.
“It’s one of the ways we are happy to give back to the community and have red noses for sale now for $3, Wag Wiggles Dogs for $30, pens for $5 and fluffy animals for $5,” he said.
Funds raised will directly benefit the community – through funding vital research, safe sleeping and pregnancy education, and bereavement support.
Over 10,000 children’s lives have been saved in the last three decades but still more than 3,000 die every year. Public support of Red Nose Day is critical to help stop these nine babies dying suddenly and unexpectedly each day. Visit rednoseday.org.au to donate or learn more.