Beach run to bring in a lit­tle sun­shine

Cockburn Gazette - - OPINION -

SOUTH LAKE res­i­dent John De’Laney says money raised for not-for-profit SIDS and Kids can not be un­der­es­ti­mated.

Mr De’Laney be­came a peer sup­port vol­un­teer with the ser­vice af­ter the death of his first baby.

“Peo­ple of­ten do have sup­port but they want to talk to some­one who has been through what they have,” he said.

“I have been through that and can un­der­stand how they’re feel­ing.

“It’s not some­thing you get over but you learn to in­te­grate it as you move for­ward.”

Peo­ple will have the chance to do­nate when the Sun­shine Beach Run is held at City Beach on Fe­bru­ary 21.

The run was founded by West Coast Ea­gles phys­io­ther­a­pist Chris Perkin af­ter the deaths of his son and wife in 2009.

All money raised from the event will go to­wards sup­port­ing SIDS and Kids pro­grams.

Beel­iar res­i­dent Belinda Goosen, her hus­band Nick and their two chil­dren will take part and said the event was a great way to sup­port a wor­thy cause.

“Our goal is to take part and sup­port fam­i­lies,” she said.

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