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

Bring Hope to your neighbourhood

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Purchase your Hope the Elephant today, take a photo with your children and post to social media to bring Hope to your neighbourhood!
River'g Gift exhibit at PBC Expo's nationally

Pregnancy Babies & Children’s Expos 2020

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EVENT POSTPONED. Visit River's Gift at the upcoming Pregnancy, Babies & Children's Expo 'advice centre' coming to a state near you in 2020.

River’s Gift Gala Ball 2020 – Postponed

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Our annual Gala Ball has established itself as one of Australia's most elaborate and spectacular charity events. This event has been postponed to a later date in 2020.