The Suffolk group of The Lullaby Trust was founded in 1977 under the original name of The West Suffolk Group of the Foundation for the Study of Infant Death. Since then the group has been active raising money to fund research through the charity and provide support to bereaved parents.

For advice and information on infant care see the safer sleep page.

For information on infant sleep, see the Infant Sleep Information Source website. (Please note, we cannot be held responsible for information on external sites.)

Contact details

Please contact us if you would like information about our group.

Secretary: Mrs Sally Nice | 01284 754512 | sallynice@hotmail.co.uk

Chair: Dr Derek Dunstone | 01473 828981 | derek@dunstoneinsight.com

News

  • The amount of donations made by the Suffolk group of The Lullaby Trust to Lullaby Trust HQ for research and support is £15,200 since 2006. This is in addition to the many thousands of pounds raised between 1977 and 2006.
  • Andrea Corser from the Suffolk group of The Lullaby Trust is available to talk to any organisation who would like to learn more about infant care and the work of The Lullaby Trust. Andrea is a Health Visitor and our treasurer.
  • Have you tried The Lullaby Trust Baby Check App yet? It has been designed to help decide whether your baby needs a doctor. It is a most useful tool for any parent or carer of an infant, and is free of charge.

Previous events

Car Boot Sale on behalf of the Suffolk group of The Lullaby Trust

Two members of the Committee, Sally and Derek Dunstone, took a pitch at Stonham Barns car boot sale on the morning of Sunday 27 October 2019. Lullaby Trust posters were displayed and the sale of donated goods was successful with £168.30 raised for the cause.

 

Barn Dance, Saturday 30th September 2017

Moreton Hall Community Centre, Bury St Edmunds

The barn dance was much enjoyed by all and raised £686 for Suffolk Lullaby Trust. Approximately 55 people attended (including several youths new to barn dancing) and the dancing was enthusiastic and carried on all evening!

Suffolk Lullaby Trust barn dance

The ‘Invisible Navvies of Utopia’ band were super and Brendon a most helpful caller. The Hog Roast by the ‘Hog and Ale experience’ was delicious. The bar staff lead by Neil were most friendly, and it was so appreciated that they were able to source the requested barrel of Mauldons real ale.

Thank you to all those who attended and helped make the evening so enjoyable.

Family Day at Jimmy’s Farm, Saturday 3rd June 2017

Reflections from Sally Nice of Suffolk Lullaby Trust

I was invited by Marcia to attend the Family Day at Jimmy’s Farm near Wherstead in Suffolk on Saturday 3rd June. I arrived on a lovely sunny morning in my banana coloured tee shirt at 9.45am and made my way to the marquee which I had been told was to be set aside for The Lullaby Trust. It was excellently arranged with sofas made of straw, other straw bales scattered and covered with hessian throws.

After a few minutes I was joined by our Regional Co-ordinator Sarah Wilson, who had organised the day. I had not met Sarah before but she greeted me warmly and was very friendly. We set up a table with biscuits, free coffee and tea tickets and colouring sheets and crayons for the children. We also had a table for pins, donation boxes, candles, wrist bands and balloons.

Sally Dunstone, another member of the Suffolk Lullaby Trust Group, joined us and we were all ready to meet parents, siblings and grandparents. Whether they wanted to chat, eat their sandwiches or just chill, the farm had supplied at excellent venue. Over time quite a few families joined us, all ages were represented. I had a long chat with a dad and also a granny who had lost her baby 38 years ago, similar to myself.

My overall feeling was that the day was most successful and Sarah’s choice of Jimmy’s Farm provided an excellent venue.

Our previous fundraising events have included:

  • Jazz concerts at Priory Hall in Hadleigh – 2011 & 2015
  • Choir concert in Stowmarket – 2009