Beards Of Hope to help ra­zor funds for kids

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CATHER­INE and Rus­sell Relf used to won­der how they would cope with two chil­dren un­der the age of two. Now, they won­der how they will cope with­out.

Their sec­ond child Sa­van­nah was still­born. Like so many par­ents be­fore them, the Relfs have strug­gled to cope.

“It’s just soul-de­stroy­ing,” Mrs Relf said.

Bears Of Hope, a char­ity for be­reaved par­ents, stepped in to help the Cess­nock cou­ple.

“Bears Of Hope have amaz­ing sup­port pro­grams and there is a level of com­fort know­ing they are there,” she said.

Mr Relf’s mates have also stepped up.

“One of my best mates saw on the Bears Of Hope page, that there was Beards Of Hope and thought this would be some­thing to con­trib­ute to and we started a team,” he said.

Mr Relf and about 10 close male friends will grow their beards. Team Sa­van­nah’s Boys aims to raise $5000. “My wife’s cousin said I don’t need to worry about Cather­ine or (daugh­ter) Cadence be­cause I know you will be tak­ing care of them but what I am wor­ried about is you. It is most def­i­nitely dif­fi­cult to cope on your own,” he said.

Cather­ine and Rus­sell Relf. Pic­ture: Pop­corn Pho­tog­ra­phy

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