Thanks to a 4 year grant from Reaching Communities fund delivered by The National Lottery we now have 3 employees working for Lowestoft and Waveney Breastfeeding Support, delivering both key parts of the service and progressing the charity over the next 4 years. Thank you to National Lottery players for making this possible for us.
We are proud to announce our co-founder Kaya in her new role and thank the National Lottery for making this possible. Kaya will be using her skills and passion as an IBCLC to help deliver our key home visit service. Since LWBS was founded three and a half years ago, Kaya has used her tenacity, vision and abilities to help LWBS grow to the form it exists in today. She has a proven track record in fundraising, grant applications, volunteer management, building links with local services and breastfeeding organisations around the country and dealing with all the weird and wonderful challenges that come with running a small charity. She is ready to help LWBS continue to thrive and develop and we are so proud of her.
We are delighted that our co-founder Jenny will be our new Clinical Director and IBCLC; this is possible due to the National Lottery Reaching Communities grant. Jenny is an experienced midwife, tongue-tie practitioner and IBCLC. She is a skilled and respected practitioner who works in both local trusts. She is passionate and gifted at sharing her knowledge and supporting the volunteers as well as families. She will be bringing her wealth of knowledge and experience to leading LWBS's IBCLC strand and helping to deliver and develop the best service that we can.
We are thrilled that Lucy will be LWBS's Wellbeing Manager and IBCLC, thanks to funding from the National Lottery Reaching Communities fund. Lucy has the personal development experience of beginning in volunteer breastfeeding support, taking on infant feeding roles and becoming the skilled and compassionate IBCLC that she is today. Lucy works with many families who have experienced trauma or mental health concerns and is dedicated to giving high quality, impactful care. Lucy has extensive experience of working in the charity sector and specifically experience of working in mental health and supporting volunteers. She will be supporting and leading LWBS in our developing Perinatal Mental Health strand and LWBS will benefit from her knowledge, passion and dedication.