SHOW OF SUPPORT

SEEING RED: Jayme McEvoy was supported by friends and family in hosting a popular fundraiser for Red Nose Day on Friday.SIDS fundraiser attracts hundredsJAYME and Blake McEvoy lost their baby boy Noah to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome three months ago but on Friday they contributed to saving countless lives in the future.The couple put their grieving on hold to co-ordinate what became a wave of community support for Red Nose Day on Friday.All morning it was standing room only at Greenwell Point Community Hall during the SIDS fundraising event, an event held in the memory of all babies who died from the disease.Mrs McEvoy’s mother Julie Baxter from Nowra said she was proud of her daughter who had been so strong only months after losing her baby boy.“She has been amazing.“This all started as a morning tea in her garage with a few people.“Red Nose Day was being advertised and she said we should do something for it.“That was a little over a month ago. Now look – here we are surrounded by hundreds of people.“People just wanted to support this and donate to it.“Our initial goal was to raise $5000 but now we’re looking at $20,000.“I’m amazed, it has just been awesome. It’s pram city in the hall, I think at one point I counted about 18 prams.”Jayme was supported by 42 volunteers who helped out in every way.“All these people who volunteered are so wonderful,” she said.“This would not have happened without them.“It’s only been three months since we lost Noah and I’ve got to have proper grieving time yet, but this has been 29 days of chaos.”Friend and local business owner Heather Simpson, who owns Kiddywinkles, said she too was overwhelmed by the community and business support for the fundraiser.“I asked our suppliers to donate and we ended up with about $4000 worth of stock.“I’ve never seen anything like it.“This is something people are passionate about.“Jayme is an amazing woman, a tower of strength,” she said.This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.