Meet the Team

To see which team members are attending the Monday Drop-In on a particular date, see the calendar on the home page of the website here.

Marianne (1)Marianne Sawford: Carrying Consultant and Postnatal Doula; Founder and Director of Sweet Wrappers

Marianne trained as a Carrying Consultant with School of Babywearing in 2012, Slingababy in 2014, and Je Porte mon Bebe’s L’école à Porter in 2016.  She trained as a Postnatal Doula with Younique Postnatal in 2017.


Helen Bilton: Carrying Peer Supporter

Helen trained as a Carrying Peer Supporter with Slingababy in 2016.

Anna Ashley

Anna Ashley: Carrying Consultant and Toddler Parenting Consultant

Anna trained as a Carrying Consultant with Slingababy in 2014.  She is also a CalmFamily Consultant, teaching ToddlerCalm workshops at  Anna joins us at The Monday Drop-In, offering carrying support and to answer your toddler parenting questions.


Sarah Syms: Registered Midwife, Antenatal Teacher, Infant Massage Teacher, Massage Therapist

Sarah joins us weekly to offer breastfeeding support (as well as sometimes a relaxing hand massage!) at The Monday Drop-In. Sarah’s antenatal classes can be found at, and her baby massage classes at

thumbnail_Sue Upstone LLL Leader

Sue Upstone: LLL Leader (Breastfeeding Counsellor)

Sue is part of our breastfeeding support team at the Monday Drop-In.  For more information about breastfeeding support available from La Leche League West Sussex, see

Julie Williams

Julie Williams: Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)

IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant), Julie Williams, is part of our breastfeeding support team.  Julie is also a reflexologist and reiki practitioner at

Janet Everest IBCLC

Janet Everest: Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)

Janet is an IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant) and joins us several times per month to offer breastfeeding support at The Monday Drop-In.