‘The worst thing is not having anyone to talk to’

Leanne Bailey 48 of Southsea who is organising a Westie Walk for the Lullaby Trust as her son Willam died age 3 months of cot death. Pictured with her westies left Bella and Oscar.''Picture: Paul Jacobs (14925-2) PPP-140327-112231001
Leanne Bailey 48 of Southsea who is organising a Westie Walk for the Lullaby Trust as her son Willam died age 3 months of cot death. Pictured with her westies left Bella and Oscar.''Picture: Paul Jacobs (14925-2) PPP-140327-112231001
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Leanne Bailey puts down the phone and pauses for a while.

She’s just listened to and helped another person grieving over the loss of a baby.

Leanne Bailey's  son William

Leanne Bailey's son William

It was 28 years ago that Leanne sadly lost her son William to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Through the Lullaby Trust charity, she became a befriender three years ago.

Leanne explains: ‘Being a befriender gives me a warm feeling as I know how it feels not to have anyone to talk to about a situation thatnoboday can relate.’