In February 2007 Nicola Richardson’s son, Alexander, died suddenly and unexpectedly in his sleep, aged 17 months. Alexander was a healthy, happy twin and his death left Nicola and her family heartbroken.

In September 2015 Alexander would have turned 10 years old and Nicola wanted to do something extra special in his memory. Nicola aims to raise £100,000 which will fund a new research project to identify common markers in babies dying over the age of 12 months.

From September 2014 to September 2015 Nicola, along with her friends and family, will hold as many fundraisers as possible in order to reach £100k for The Lullaby Trust and to fund this project.

In her own words Nicola says: ‘We are stunned at what we’ve been able to achieve in the 7 years since we lost Alexander and it’s a fitting legacy for the son who will never get the chance to grow up and choose his own path in life’

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*The Lullaby Trust provides specialist support for bereaved families, promotes expert advice on safer baby sleep and supports research to understand why babies die suddenly and unexpectedly. Around 270 babies a year are affected by Sudden Infant Death Syndrome in the UK and Alexander’s 100k Challenge will raise funds for the research to identify common markers in babies dying over the age of 12 months. In the unlikely event that more money is raised than can be reasonably and efficiently spent on this research project, any surplus funds will be used for The Lullaby Trust’s other core activities including bereavement support & promoting our safer sleep messages.*