AN AUCHENBLAE mother who suffered the devastation of losing her baby girl when she was just three and a half hours old is planning to take on a fund-raising challenge as a way of paying tribute to her daughter’s short life.
Kimberley Stewart (27) and her husband Gary were already parents to Kiedis (6), Fraesciante (4) and Bindi (2) when their fourth child, Neveah was born on September 30. But tragically Nevaeh passed away just three and a half hours later.
Four months later Kimberly is keen to take on a challenge and pay tribute to her daughter while aiming to raise money for neo-natal charity The Stillbirth and Neo-natal Death Charity (SANDS).
Kimberly and three of her friends are planning to do a sponsored shark dive at a Sealife Centre next month and they hope to raise £300 each, with the profits they make going to SANDS.
Friends and family are planning more activities throughout the year in the hope of raising £30,000 by September 30 this year to mark a year since the tragedy.
Planned activities inlcude an upcoming Swap and Shop event, where people can take unwanted clothes along and swap them for something else, a ladies night, and activities for kids which are all still in the planning stage.
Kimberly said: “I wanted to do something so I asked around and a few of my friends, who are all mums were interested in doing this.
“A few of us are looking forward to it, although the thought of doing the shark dive is a bit nervewracking. But compared to what I have been through, this is nothing.”
SANDS is a national charity, established by bereaved parents in 1981. They have three core aims, which are to: support anyone affected by the death of a baby; to work in partnership with health professionals to improve the quality of care and services offered to bereaved families; and to promote research and changes in practice that could help to reduce the loss of babies’ lives.
To find out more or to make a donation, visit http://www.justgiving.com/remember/41986/Nevaeh%20Delilah%20Navarro-Stewart