Beards Of Hope to help razor funds for kids
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