Red Nose Australia
In Australia, nine children die suddenly and unexpectedly every day. That’s more than 3,000 babies, toddlers and preschoolers every year – more than double the national road toll. We are losing them to miscarriage, stillbirth, and SIDS, among other things.
Red Nose is Australia’s leading authority on safe sleep and pregnancy, and bereavement support for families affected by the death of a child. Since the first Red Nose Day in 1989 more than 10,000 babies have been saved thanks to Red Nose. That’s an 85% reduction in infant deaths.
Red Nose was founded in 1977 by bereaved parents who wanted to make sure the devastating impact of the death of their child never happened to anyone else – by finding out why some babies and children die unexpectedly and then educating parents and health professionals about how to prevent it.
These are many ways to get involved to help babies and their families. You can fundraise, volunteer, leave a bequest, or get involved with their clothing collection. If you’re a business you can also partner with Red Nose, and anybody can get involved with their big annual fundraiser, Red Nose Day.
Get silly for a serious cause and help stop little lives being cut short!