Virtual Dundee Kiltwalk in memory of Claire

Claire Barnett was born on 2nd January 1983, a healthy baby girl much loved by all the family..

This photo was taken the night before Claire died

“Her two sisters and brother adored her. We had plans and dreams for her. These dreams were shattered when I found her lifeless in her cot on the morning of 28 January.

For a year I went around in a daze; I hurt so much, it was physically painful. If it hadn’t been for my other children, I don’t think I could have gone on.

My older daughter was six at the time and developed childhood migraine. My son, at two, escaped from the garden shortly after and was found on his way to the hospital to get his baby back.

Six months later we were at a community day where there was a fire engine and he asked if they could put the ladder up to heaven to get his baby back. It was just heart-breaking.

This is the first time I’ve shared my story as I still find it really hard to talk about it.

Allan and I are doing the Dundee Virtual Kiltwalk in memory of Claire, and to raise funds for the Scottish Cot Death Trust.

We want to help fund vital research into why some babies and children die; how future deaths and the corresponding heartache may be prevented, and to provide much needed support to anyone affected by the sudden unexpected death of a baby or young child.

By supporting the Scottish Cot Death Trust you can help us make a difference. Tom Hunter is generously donating another 50% to the amount raised through the Kiltwalk so every penny counts.

Thank you.

Eileen Barnett”

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