Red Nose Australia have today announced that Irena Gilbert (née Srbinovska) has come on board as an Ambassador for the 35th annual Red Nose Day, which will be held on Friday 11th August.
As a nurse and a woman who has experienced miscarriage, the work of Red Nose is close to Irena’s heart.
Irena revealed today that she and her new husband, Locky, have recently experienced another pregnancy loss. This served as a timely reminder about the importance of the support Red Nose offers grieving families.
“Red Nose reached out to me about the prospect of supporting Red Nose Day this year and the timing felt like a sign,”
“As a nurse, and a woman who hopes to be a mother one day, I was already passionate about the Red Nose cause. But, after experiencing another pregnancy loss just a matter of weeks ago, I was eager to get on board and show my support for Red Nose Day.
“I hope that by sharing my experience of miscarriage other women may feel less alone. Many people are not aware that Red Nose offers support for people impacted by miscarriage, so if my story helps just one person access the support they need, at least some ‘good’ can come from a very sad situation.”
One in four pregnancies ends in miscarriage, and it is estimated that there are over 100,000 miscarriages annually in Australia. Red Nose’s services include counselling and support services for those who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth, Termination for Medical Reasons SIDS, SUDI or baby or child death. .
The free Red Nose Support Line is available 24/7: 1300 308 307.
You can support Irena’s Fundraising campaign here.