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Cot death, termed Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI) and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), accounts for more infant deaths between the ages of 1 month and 12 months than any other cause in Scotland. When a healthy baby dies suddenly and unexpectedly, the impact is both devastating and lifelong.
Staffed by just 5 people, Scottish Cot Death Trust (SCDT) is a great charity making a difference through research, education and support. Through home visits, counseling, and a next infant support program (including an apnea monitor service) SCDT ensures bereaved families receive support as long as they need it. It strives to find answers
through funding research while continuing to educate everyone on how to reduce risks. With only 2% government funding, they are dependent on individual donations like yours.
"Since I became ambassador for Scottish Cot Death Trust this year the support has been overwhelming. I'm amazed at the reaction to the Burns Supper organised with Guy Cowan - and the amount of people that turned up to the Firewalk last month was brilliant! As well as continuing to raise funds for research and support for the charity, we're still keen to raise awareness of the issue. That's why I'm so chuffed that between his busy filming schedule Kevin is throwing his weight behind SCDT. It's all been pulled together kinna last minute, but with Kevin's support and Guy's sandwiches to fuel us - I'm sure we'll make it to the top and back without having to be airlifted by mountain rescue!"
"I know that Iain has personal reasons for supporting such a worthy charity and I'm glad space in my schedule has allowed me to get involved. As a parent I can't even begin to imagine what the loss of a child would feel like. I hope people dig deep to help the Scottish Cot Death Trust continue to offer much needed support and assistance. It's great to be home and taking in the Scottish scenery again and helping out such a good cause in the process."
"It will be great to team up with Iain and Kevin again and raise funds for such a deserving charity. I have fed both these boys many times through their film careers from Small Faces, Trainspotting and The Debt Collector and as a result, I have prepared a delicious picnic filled with their favorite goodies to keep them going!”
IMPORTANT NOTE: Donation levels for Thank You Gift eligibility are stated in GBP and USD. Please use the below conversion rate when making a donation in a different currency.
CONVERSION: Rates based on May 5, 2014 XE.com Currency Table and rounded to whole unit.
1.00 GBP = 1.68 USD = 1.21 EUR = 1.81 AUD = 1.84 CAD Thank You Gift Levels
£10-£49 GBP (or $17-$83 USD) > digital signed photo of Kevin, Iain & Guy (email download)£50-£99 GBP (or $84-$167 USD) > wallpaper (email download)£100-£149 GBP (or $168-$251 USD) > calendar (email download)£150-£299 GBP (or $252-$503 USD) > personalised voice message from Kevin OR Iain (email download)£300-£499 GBP (or $504-839 USD) > Skype with Kevin McKidd (chat can be 1-on-1, or make a single donation for up to 4 participants)£500+ GBP (or $840+ USD) > choice of ONE of the following – please note availability:
[A] Meal for 4 by Chef Guy Cowan - cooked in your home!
(available in Scotland/England/Wales only)
[B] One-Man Show by Iain Robertson - performed in your home!
(available in UK/Irish Republic only)
Terms & ConditionsELIGIBILTY: Donations made May 6 - May 31, 2014 via the KevinMcKiddOnline.com JustGiving page for the SCDT Ben Nevis Charity Climb located at www.justgiving.com/SCDTBenNevis are eligible for Thank You Gifts.CONTACT: Donor MUST provide a working email address when filling out donation form. This is how we will contact you about your Thank You Gift. Do NOT check the box to hide your email from page owner when making donation.GIFT DELIVERY: Thank You Gifts that are email downloads will be emailed to donors by June 15, 2014. For donors receiving Skype with Kevin McKidd, Meal for 4 by Chef Guy Cowan, or One-Man Show by Iain Robertson, KevinMcKiddOnline.com will email by June 15, 2014 to make initial arrangements so times and dates can be mutually arranged by all parties.
SKYPE WITH KEVIN McKIDD: Skype limited to 30 minutes. Participants are solely responsible for having all necessary software plus any and all other means to participate in chat. Skype is subject to moderation by KevinMcKiddOnline.com. Time and date to be mutually arranged by all parties.MEAL FOR 4 BY CHEF GUY COWAN: Gift available in Scotland, England, Wales only. Time and date to be mutually arranged by all parties.
ONE-MAN SHOW BY IAIN ROBERTSON: Gift available in UK/Irish Republic only. Time and date to be mutually arranged by all parties.QUESTIONS? Email KMKcharity@yahoogroups[dot]com - please put SCDT Ben Nevis in subject line.
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