Madeleine and Kingston Smith. Kingston sadly died in 2014, with a fund from Tomorrow Today to support children named in his honour.

This month marks the first anniversary of the establishment of the Kingston Smith Memorial Fund.

The Fund was created last June to support the education, health and welfare of young children in need.

Kingston Smith was a much-loved, healthy and happy toddler who sadly died on 17th December 2014 aged 2 years and 11 months. He was the joy of his mother, Madeleine and his grandparents, Dianne & Brendan Smith’s lives.

In response to the overwhelming help and support of the local community at that time, Kingston’s mother and family approached Tomorrow Today to create a Named fund to be held in perpetuity, administered by the Foundation. Income from the Fund is used to meet the needs of local children in need – individually or by supporting early intervention programs.

During this first year, the Kingston Smith Memorial Fund has supported a child with special needs to attend three year old kinder and helped purchase spectacles for a young child with sight problems.

Even though she still badly grieves the loss of her beautiful boy, Madeleine Smith said that she was honoured to think that Kingston’s Fund had already been able to make a difference in the lives of other children.

Madeleine and her family, with the support of Tomorrow Today, wish to raise awareness of the Fund and encourage the local community to consider adding their support. By increasing the Fund capital the benefits to our local children will grow, providing increasing impact over time.

Donations to the Kingston Smith Memorial Fund are tax-deductible and can be made directly by contacting Tomorrow Today Foundation at Shop 10 Cecily Court, 66 Nunn Street, by mail to PO Box 281, Benalla, or phone 5762 1211.

The Kingston Smith Memorial Fund is a lasting legacy which keeps his memory alive. In this way, the generous response of the Smith family to the tragedy of losing Kingston will benefit children in Benalla long into the future.