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During 2016, over 700 people attended our Family Days held across the country, including a day in Northern Ireland. The days were hosted by five of our Regional Development Officers, Support Staff, Lullaby Trust Staff, some of our Befrienders as well as other Health Professionals. We have worked extremely hard to get feedback for each day and ask families to complete our online survey, which gives us rich, positive feedback on how each family found the day and what we can do to make any improvements.
We are humbled to see the popularity of these days keeps growing and families tell us all the time how nervous they are at attending. As parents tell us year in year out “as soon as I walk in and see the Lullaby Trust yellow and blue badges, I just know, the kids are going to be all right”.
The Lullaby Trust’s regional staff organise FREE Family Days every year for bereaved parents and their families. They are held across England, Wales and Northern Ireland at a place such as a theme park or country venue, where you and your family can enjoy time in relaxed surroundings, to meet and talk with other families, Befrienders, Staff and the Support Team if you wish.
Some families who have attended such a day tell us that it was important for them to share their feelings and gain strength from being around others who have been through a similar experience. Others use the occasion as a special day to remember loved ones. The surroundings and enjoyment is also good for siblings.
We hold eight Family Days every year. If you would like to register your interest for the next one in your area please email - firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0808 802 6868. If you have already been in contact with The Lullaby Trust then you will automatically be invited to your local Family Day.
Some quotes from families who have attended Family Days in the past:
“Thank you to everyone who helped out on Sunday. My family and I had a fantastic day and spent some good quality time together!”
“It was amazingly organised and we got to spend some quality time together as a family. We couldn’t be more grateful.”
“Just an email to say Thank you we all had a brilliant day children loved every second - Thank you again.”
“Thank you so much for organising the day we had a fantastic time and it was lovely to talk to one of the Befrienders she was so lovely and chatty.”
“It was lovely to meet you today. We would like to thank yourself and The Lullaby Trust for the brilliant day out today. The whole family really enjoyed the day which was very generous and well thought out. All the staff at Gulliver’s Kingdom were extremely friendly and helpful, especially Santa himself - Thanks again.”
“I would just like to say a very big thank you for our day out. We have had the best time. It was amazingly organised and we got to spend some amazing quality time together as a family. We really couldn't be more grateful. We are just driving home now full of happy memories. So again a massive thank you from all 11 of us big and small.”