Costessey fitness event raises cash in memory of tragic tot
PUBLISHED: 06:30 30 August 2011
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A mum who suffered the heartbreak of losing a baby at five months old has held a charity fitness event to raise money for the organisation which has helped her and countless others like her who have experienced similar tragedies.
Kim Dyble, 25, and her fiance Craig Gibson, 36, were devastated when their apparently healthy daughter Olivia Gibson died on May 12 last year.
The precise cause of the death remains a mystery and an inquest last year recorded a verdict of death from natural causes.
Miss Dyble, who lives on the Queen’s Hills estate in Costessey, has since experienced the joy of having another daughter, Mollie Olivia Jodie Gibson – named in memory of her sister – who is now almost six months old.
Kim is determined to keep Olivia’s memory alive by helping to warn others and raising money for the Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths (FSID) which has helped her through the ordeal.
On Sunday, she organised a charity Zumba event at the Queen’s Hills Primary School to try and raise funds for the Care of Next Infant (CONI) programme, which gives bereaved parents access to midwives, paediatricians, GPs and health visitors and needs £1.6m a year to continue its work.
She said: “There were about 20 people who turned up, which was really good.
“It did absolutely pour down at one point, but it was quite revitalising, so we just carried on.
“We held a charity fishing day in the last Sunday in July and with that and the Zumba event, we’ve raised £360.”
For more details about FSID log on to www.fsid.org.uk
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