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: Director, Carrying Consultant and Postnatal Doula

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

Anna trained as a Carrying Consultant with Slingababy in 2014.  She is also a CalmFamily Consultant, teaching the BabyCalm and ToddlerCalm workshops at


Sarah Syms: Registered Midwife

Sarah joins us weekly to offer breastfeeding support 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 IBCLC

Julie Williams: Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)

IBCLC Lactation Consultant, Julie Williams, is also a reflexologist and reiki practitioner at Julie’ is part of our breastfeeding support team.

Gemma Harvey Doula

Gemma Harvey: Birth & Postnatal Doula

Gemma is part of our breastfeeding support team and session support team. Find out more about Gemma’s birth and postnatal doula services at:


Lucy Baena:  Postnatal Doula

Lucy is part of our session support team.  Find out about Lucy’s postnatal doula services at