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Outpouring of grief over baby boy's death

The death of an eight-month-old baby who was killed when a car driven by an alleged drunk driver smashed through his bedroom wall in the early hours of Friday morning has saddened many across Perth - prompting a number of events to be held in his honour.

A big collection of bouquets and soft toys were left at his family's Merriwa home following the tragic crash.

A memorial event will also be held for Nate Dunbar on Thursday night, when money will be raised to assist his family.

More than 1600 people have said they will attend the candlelight, fundraising event.

Another 350 are expected to bring their children along to Play Date 4 Nate, a second fundraiser event being held on the weekend.

Tilly Wirihana and a friend who are organising the event hope to raise about $10,000 to help with paying for funeral costs.


Ms Wirihana who has an eight-month old son and a two-year-old daughter said she and a friend, like many other mothers had felt compelled to do something when hearing the shocking news of Nate's death.

The Facebook pages for both memorial events have attracted numerous donations, with people willing to offer services or items to be auctioned.

In the lead-up to the court case regarding Nate's death, his mother Stacy Dunbar has taken to social media to remind people not to do anything that could prejudice the case against the woman who has been charged.

She asked people on Facebook not to make comments about the driver online.

"Can I please request that no one speaks of the driver on any social media. I was told by police that any talk can hinder the trial, and past cases that should have been clear cut have been dismissed as social media had biased the jury. And as you can imagine, we don't want that! Once the legal stuff has been finalized, you can say what you like. Please share this to spread the word. Thankyou everyone xxxxxxxx"

A 35-year-old woman has been charged with dangerous driving occasioning death.