About Us…

River’s Gift evolved from a simple pledge following the death of River Waddell to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) in November 2011. This pledge was to Stamp Out SIDS and ensure that no other parent would endure the pain and suffering of the unexpected and unexplained loss of their precious child.

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Karl, Alex and River

River’s Gift is Australia’s solely SIDS focused charity, dedicated to funding world leading scientific research, providing safe sleep education and raising awareness of this devastating syndrome.

SIDS is still one of the largest causes of death of children from 1 month to 1 year.

On July 2nd 2011, our beautiful baby boy and first child, River Jak Adam was born, weighing 7lb 3oz. He was perfect in every way.

– As told by River’s Mum

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Latest News & Events

All the latest News & Events from River’s Gift

River’s Gift Gala Ball 2019

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Our annual Gala Ball, which has established itself as one of Australia's most elaborate and spectacular charity events, this year held at Glass House

River’s Gift Golf Day 2019

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Playing the Championship style course, followed by dining and entertainment in the clubhouse, this event provides a wonderful opportunity to spend the day with friends, work colleagues and business contacts…

Jasmyn’s Secret Garden Ball 2019

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Held in honour of Jasmyn Willcox promises to be an incredibly special event on Saturday 22nd June, at Mon Komo Hotel, Redcliffe, QLD