We’re very proud that The Lullaby Trust’s vital bereavement support services were chosen to be the focus of a BBC Lifeline Appeal, hosted by actress, presenter and bereaved mum, Kym Marsh.
Kym was joined by some of the families who have been helped by our services, sharing their stories and the impact that access to those services made for them.
Watch the 10 minute programme on BBC iPlayer now.
This year is The Lullaby Trust’s 50th anniversary and funds raised by the BBC Lifeline Appeal will ensure that our work can continue for as long as it’s needed. With your help, we can do this. It’s even more achievable, thanks to the generosity of The Sandhu Charitable Foundation who will be matching donations to the appeal.
The impact that our work has on so many families is not often mentioned on the television. The BBC Lifeline Appeal is a unique opportunity for some families to share exactly what our support meant to them during one of the most difficult times of their lives. It’s also a chance to make sure that those services can continue.
More and more families have been turning to The Lullaby Trust for the help and support they need during the pandemic; January to April 2021 has been the busiest quarter on record for our helpline services.
For many people, it’s been even harder in the past year to experience or remember the loss of a baby or young child. Restrictions to funerals have made it even more difficult for families to say goodbye to their child. It hasn’t been possible for some inquest proceedings to be held normally and many families haven’t been able to mark anniversaries with loved ones as they usually would.
We are determined to ensure that help is available for every family that needs it.
If you are able to support the appeal, you’ll be helping to ensure that families can receive the help they need, for as long as they need it.
Please note that the programme features stories of bereavement, which some viewers may find difficult to watch, so we understand if this is not something you feel able to view at the moment. You can find information about our bereavement support services below. Our bereavement support helpline (0808 802 6868) is open every weekend, 6-10pm, and 10am-5pm on weekdays if you’d like to talk.