Knitting a teddy for Lullaby Africa is a different kind of donation, but it has real value for traumatised children and mothers in Uganda and Kenya.

Jane talks to BBC Radio Solent as a ‘Julian’s Person’!

If you’re a regular BBC Radio Solent listener, you might have heard our trustee, Jane Aslet, talking to Julian Clegg on his breakfast show today!

In the short segment, Julian and Jane chatted about Lullaby Africa and our work bringing song and play to the poverty-stricken communities of Africa. Julian was particularly interested to hear about our volunteer-knitted teddies, which we give to the mothers with babies who attend our sessions. These babies have no other toys so it’s really makes them smile.

You can hear the show on Iplayer by clicking the image below. Jane’s segment starts at roughly 57 minutes in:


If you’d like to knit your own teddy to send with us to Africa, you can find the pattern on our Get Involved page. Alternatively, you can find out about our other fundraising efforts or donate to us here.

Well done to Jane for giving a fantastic interview (and for getting up at 5am to be on the show for 7.25am), you did Lullaby proud!

As a member of ‘Julian’s People’, Jane will now be giving updates on Lullaby to BBC Radio Solent regularly over the next few months. We’ll be sure to update our social media and this blog with news of the next broadcast, so make sure you’re following us on Facebook and Twitter for updates.