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Triple challenge

A BRAVE man who lost his baby to cot death is completing a triple challenge in memory of his son and to raise money for charity.

A BRAVE man who lost his baby to cot death is completing a triple challenge in memory of his son and to raise money for charity.

Richard Bond and other staff members from Solihull Arts Complex will be scaling Snowdon on August 21 in aid of the Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths (FSID).

The team hope to raise £2,000 for the event, while Mr Bond will also do the Great North Run and Birmingham Half Marathon later in the year, raising another £2,500.

Richard said he was pleased to have such a close network of friends who would do this for him.

He added: “It was an incredible gesture for them to do. I am proud to call them my friends.”

Vicky and husband Richard lost their son, Joseph, in March 2011 aged 13 weeks.

The support they received from the FSID, who fund vital research and offer bereavement support services, has been invaluable to them.

Mr Bond, who has a three-year-old daughter called Jessica, said it’s all about raising awareness for other parents who might not know the risks.

He added: “You hear about it, but you never think it will happen to you. If just one life is saved and other parents don’t have to experience the grief, then it won’t be so bad.”

To give support visit www.justgiving.com/liveartscharitychallenge.

 

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