Charlie’s Angels to raise funds for SIDS charity

Fiona Sinclair and her son, Charlie. Charlie died at the age of 14 months of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). NNL-150424-154435001
Fiona Sinclair and her son, Charlie. Charlie died at the age of 14 months of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). NNL-150424-154435001

Friends and family of a child who died from cot death at the age of 14 months are taking on the Three Peaks Challenge in his memory.

On the morning of January 16, John and Fiona Sinclair’s son, Charlie, died of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) after Mr Sinclair found him not breathing in his cot.

SIDS is a condition which affects 600 babies a year and no-one knows what causes it.

A group of 22 people, calling themselves Charlie’s Angels, will be climbing the three tallest peaks in England, Wales and Scotland in aid of the Lullaby Trust, a charity which provides support for families and anyone affected by SIDS. The group is aiming to raise £13,200.

A fundraising afternoon is being held at The Roebuck Inn, Stratford Road, Drayton, on June 20 from 1pm to help raise sponsorship.

Alison and Mark Hughes, of Banbury, are related to the Sinclairs, who are from Lun. They originally approached the pub with a view to them holding a raffle, but were touched to find the pub offering to run the fun afternoon.

Mrs Hughes said: “As we are family, we decided we would do fundraising events to try to raise some money to put into their donation.

“We had some bottles of wine and champagne which were given as gifts and we suggested the pub could do a raffle for a bottle of wine, but the pub decided they would get more involved. They are organising a bouncy castle and a tombola.

“Hook Norton Brewery has got involved as well and they have donated three trips around the brewery.”

The challenge is taking place on September 18 and the group includes Charlie’s father, John.

The group has a Just Giving page at www.justgiving.com/charliebear1/