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River's Gift

Uniting for Charlie - Great Ocean Road Running Festival 2019


River’s Gift was established in November 2011, to raise funds for research into Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). The charity was created in honour of River Jak Adam Waddell, son of Alex and Karl Waddell, who passed away suddenly and unexpectedly in his sleep. The organisation has grown rapidly over the past seven years and is now overseen by a Board of Directors. Additionally, it is supported by an Advisory Board and a number of dedicated volunteers. Having raised over $1 million to date, we’ve formed a solid Australian footprint in the world of SIDS Research.

River's Gift are honoured to come together with the Rutherford family in Ballarat and host the “Uniting for Charlie” run training program, as a lead-in to the Great Ocean Road Running Festival in May this year. "Uniting for Charlie" honours Charlie Rutherford, who tragically lost her life at only 5 months of age, suddenly and unexpectedly in April 2015.

Help River's Gift to reach their goal of $10,000

$4,489 raised

Contact Details

PO Box 1093

1300 748 443

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Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.