Charity tribute to tragic baby

Mile in Memory of Kyreece Swan.
Mile in Memory of Kyreece Swan.

A MUCH-loved and fondly remembered baby boy from Belper is inspiring his family to raise thousands for charity.

In June last year, five-month-old Kyreece Swan died suddenly and unexpectedly as a result of cot death syndrome.

NBENBE101108e2, family who lost a baby to cot death are fundraising for a related charity. Hayley Carlton-Paul and the mother and son Karen and Kristian Swan holding picture of baby Kyreece Anthony Swan.

NBENBE101108e2, family who lost a baby to cot death are fundraising for a related charity. Hayley Carlton-Paul and the mother and son Karen and Kristian Swan holding picture of baby Kyreece Anthony Swan.

Since then, the tragic tot’s family, alongside friends and work colleagues, have sought to raise awareness of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and collect cash for the Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths (FSID) charity.

And so far they have raised an impressive £7,000.

The total increased recently thanks to a ‘Mile in Memory’ sponsored walk at Carsington Water, near Wirksworth, which raised just short of £1,000.

Sue Paul, one of Kyreece’s grandmothers, said: “We want to thank everyone for their ongoing support.

“Every penny raised is hopefully helping get a step closer to finding out how these babies die.

“The FSID charity seems to have been forgotten.”

Joining Sue on the walk were Kyreece’s parents Kristian and Hayley, Sue’s husband Ady, and Kyreece’s other grandparents Karen and Alan and his aunts Tilly and Kirsty. They were also joined by Jenny Duggan, of Leek, who lost her son to SIDS in the 1970s.

Sue said: “Kyreece is terribly missed every day. It doesn’t get any easier. You think about things like would he have been out trick-or-treating. He cannot be replaced.”

To donate to the fund contact gran Sue by email at susan.paul@aggregates.com.