Matilda Mae Welly Walk: 2nd November Beale Park #MMWellyWalk #SIDSOn February 2nd 2013, Jennie’s beautiful baby daughter, Matilda Mae, went to sleep and did not wake up. Just like that! In a moment, nine months of life ended.

Matilda Mae was one in 600 babies who die from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome in the UK each year. And why? We may never know. We may never be able to make sense of such a horrific and tragic death. We may never be able to heal the pain in Jennie’s heart, nor fill the gaping hole that baby Tilda has left in the family’s life. We will never be able to replace Matilda Mae.

But what we can do is to help the Lullaby Trust in their bid to make the future a lot brighter for many more babies.

The Lullaby Trust funds research into SIDS so that families like Matilda’s can be supported and given answers they so desperately need. The Lullaby Trust also guides and supports families in making the first steps towards growing their family once more, with their Care of Next Infant program. They also provide a bereavment support service and help to educate parents on the importance of safe sleeping.

The Lullaby Trust needs your help in raising funds.


Our latest fundraising event is the #MMWellyWalk. Please stay tuned for full details of what is happening, how much we raise and who is involved.

So many people have contacted Jennie expressing a desire to help her in any way that they could. It quickly became apparent that an online auction would be a fantastic way for everyone to be able to show their support. So many gifts were being offered that Jennie felt there could be a real possibility of raising funds for the charity that was to become her lifeline.

matilda maeWe will never forget Matilda Mae and we hope that the online auction is able to raise lots of essential funds for the trust so that more babies are given a chance at a brighter future. Please support us, by sharing details of the auction, placing a bid and taking a chance on that bright future.

So many prizes have been pledged for the auction, full details of which will be added here soon. The auction is due to open on May 11th and will run until May 20th. It is being run by Tots100 and full details of the auction site will also be added soon.

I hope you will join us in supporting Jennie and all the other families who have sadly lost a loved one to SIDS. If you would like to display our auction badge, please grab the code here:

Matilda Mae Memorial Auction
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PrintEDIT: the auction is now open! You can help to spread the word by sharing links to the two ebay accounts:


With huge thanks to

Thorpe Park

Finicky Shirts

Rachel McClary

Clare Nicholas

Lucy’s Locket

Cherries Armour

Kyna Boutique

Air Puppy


Faye and Lou


Jennie Maizels

Barefoot Books


Safe Dreams




Snooze Shade

Buggy Tug

Sweet Dreamers

Mama Scarf

A Mama’s Touch

Lilly and Sid

Baby will love it


Lucy Young

The Essential One


Annabel Karmel

Cheeky Rascals

New Stork Times

The Dogs Doodahs

The Gro Company

Melba London

From Rosie’s Kitchen


Pretty Partea

Handmade by Zoe

Mrs Scruff

Micro scooters

The Toadstool

FingerPrint Jewellery

Rocket & Rose

Chapman Entertainment


Born Gifted

Livie and Luca

Slugs and Snails

Milo et Mimi

All at Sea

D and  R Training

Imagine Spas

The Bojelian Family

Paul Barsby Photography

Ruby and Ginger

The Chapel Down Winery

Mia Tui

Bloom, Bump & Baby



Minnie’s Macaroon

Daisy Chain Baby

Peach Pink London



Kiddy Car Seats

Baba and Boo

Finley’s Footprint

Lucy with Diamonds

Dragon Knitwear

Nuby UK


More 4 Mums

Haven Sent

Cards by Frankie


Solo Beauty Supplies

Caroline Evans Phoenix Trader

Boobie Milk

Gummee Glove

Gymboree Chiswick

Daddy Natal



34 Comments on The little Legacy of Matilda Mae

  1. amanda walsh
    May 2, 2013 at 12:59 pm (5 years ago)

    Am now displaying the badge on my blog x

  2. mellissa
    May 4, 2013 at 9:41 pm (5 years ago)

    Hope you raise lots of money for SIDS, displaying the badge and will do a post soon

    • ghostwritermummy
      May 5, 2013 at 4:06 pm (5 years ago)

      Thank you, it is much appreciated!

    • ghostwritermummy
      May 5, 2013 at 4:06 pm (5 years ago)

      Thank you!

    • ghostwritermummy
      May 5, 2013 at 4:03 pm (5 years ago)

      Yes we have some fantastic prizes!

  3. Lucy Dorrington
    May 5, 2013 at 8:54 pm (5 years ago)

    Have attached badge and written a few words. Wish I could do so much more. See you at the auction. xx

    • ghostwritermummy
      May 6, 2013 at 9:48 am (5 years ago)

      Thank you so much!

    • ghostwritermummy
      May 6, 2013 at 9:48 am (5 years ago)

      Brill, thank you!

  4. Laura Huggins
    May 6, 2013 at 9:26 pm (5 years ago)

    Have proudly displayed the badge on my blog and am currently spreading the word. x x x
    Laura Huggins recently posted..An Auction To Remember – Matilda MaeMy Profile

    • ghostwritermummy
      May 8, 2013 at 6:01 pm (5 years ago)

      Thank you so much!


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  2. […] expressing a desire to help her in any way that they could. It quickly became apparent that an Online charity auction in Memory of Matilda Mae would be a fantastic way for everyone to be able to show their support. So many gifts were being […]

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  4. […] I encourage any mother to take a moment to read Dear Matilda Mae: the night we found you sleeping. It aches. It is real. It could happen to any of us. But don’t dwell in sorrow, take a leaf out of Jennie Nairn’s book: be the best mother you can be by being informed, living in the present and delighting in the many, many precious moments of parenthood. You can also support Jennie to raise funds for The Lullaby Trust by participating in her online auction. […]

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