A FATHER whose baby tragically died of a cot death has been working tirelessly raising awareness and funds for cot death research.
In 2012, Chris Hampson and wife Stephanie’s 10 week old daughter Chloe sadly died of cot death.
Mr Hampson, who works as a payroll officer in Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board (ABMU) in Swansea, has raised £7,000 for The Lullaby Trust since 2012, the UK's leading cot death.
The Lullaby Trust provides specialist support for bereaved families and promotes expert advice on safer baby sleep.
Mr Hampson said: “Cot death is an absolute mystery but around 300 babies a year in the UK die from it.
“It was heart breaking when Chloe died but equally not knowing why is such a cruel thing; she wasn’t ill and the doctors couldn’t find a reason why.
“Perhaps if we knew why this happened it would help but know knowing is so hard.
“I hope that the fundraising I do and the awareness I generate can help to reduce the numbers and eventually bring about an end to cot deaths. I really hope the work I do can stop others suffering the heart break we suffered.”
A team from ABMU health board will be taking on the Swansea All Stars in a charity football match for the Lullaby Trust.
On Sunday, April 6, Mr Hampson’s team of friends, family and colleagues, and managed by Kev Johns, will be taking on Lee Trundle, Kristian O’Leary and James Thomas at the Llandarcy Academy of Sport.
Kick-off is at 2pm and admission is £2 for adults, £1 for concessions. For team news and details visit www.chloeslullaby.x10.mx/swansea or go to www.justgiving.com/chloe-hampson