UPDATE: FRIDAY: This event has been cancelled.
SANDRA Timmins was celebrating the birth of her daughter, Melissa, 32 years ago - five months later she was mourning her passing from SIDS.
In Melissa's honour, Ms Timmins is holding the Red Nose Family Disco in Cobden this Friday with all profits going to Sids and Kids.
"I've always helped Sids and Kids over the years," she said.
"When the charity approached me I thought we'll put on a disco because there hasn't been much on."
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Sudden infant death syndrome is the sudden and unexpected death of an infant under one year of age.
Sids and Kids offers support and services to families who've lost a child to SIDS.
"I sold red noses for about five years after my daughter died," Ms Timmins said.
This is the first time she is sharing her story.
"It's something I never really talked about and most people might not know unless we were friends back then," she said. "It happened then you keep moving along - but I do think about it."
"SIDS and Kids always helped me out - they came out and supported and spoke to me at the time."
It coincides with Red Nose Day.
The latest data released by the Australian Government this month showed that 112 babies died from SIDS in 2018 with a further 100 deaths recorded the following year.
The disco runs at Cobden Civic Hall from 7-9.30pm. Tickets available on eventbrite.com.
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