A MOTHER who lost her 18-month-old son is determined to bring some comfort to other bereaved parents with an ambitious music project.

Jenny McGregor, a former Wee County resident, was left heartbroken when Jamie passed away in 2010 to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

She turned to music for solace but found nothing that resonated with her pain.

In the end, she ended up writing songs for herself and discovered catharsis which “broke the silence of grief”.

Jenny, who now lives in Australia, has launched a Kickstarter campaign in a bid to raise $25,000 to professionally-produce the album.

She said: “Losing a child is such an isolating experience, that you never expect to have to face. 

“When you are suddenly thrown into that world, you feel so much pain and heartache and you feel completely alone and hopeless. 

“Hopelessness is such a dreadful place to be in, and I remember just wishing I could connect with other people who had been through it, to help me believe that my life wasn’t over.”

Jenny, whose maiden name is Caie, says she has been contacted by many other bereaved parents since starting the campaign.

The former Alva Academy pupil added: “They too have expressed a need for this album, as they struggled to connect with music also. 

“I feel like this campaign has already opened up the conversation around losing a child, something which isn’t so openly talked about. 

“I work as a clown doctor in Sydney’s major hospitals and I see first hand that losing a child is not a rare thing.”

The 34-year-old intends to distribute the album to parents and families for free via Red Nose, which aims to eradicate SIDS.

All proceeds from any sales will also go to the charity, which provided Jenny and husband Ben with support when they needed it most.

She said: “This project is very close to my heart. I feel it will be a legacy for my son Jamie. 

“I hope it can honour all the babies and children who have gone too soon. 

“Music plays a huge role in my life – I play pretty much every day, so I feel it is my gift that I can give back.”

However, Jenny only has until Friday, August 18 to reach her financial target.

If she doesn’t raise the full amount she won’t receive a penny.

She said: “So far this campaign has had an amazing response from my local community here on the Northern Beaches, and as we stand now, we’ve made $20,590. 

“However I still have $4410 to make, so I’d love to see my fellow Scottish community get behind this too. 

“I still consider myself a part of the community over there, it was my home for 17 years, and my family are all over there too.

“I also aim to visit next year...and I hope to launch the album over there too.”

She added: “There is a real need for this album and what it stands for – I don’t want to let down all those bereaved parents that are backing me.”

To donate to the cause please visit the Kickstarter page

For more on Jenny's music and to follow her campaign check out her Facebook page or website.