Sands, the stillbirth & neonatal death charity

Sands - Give a Gift of Support

The death of a loved and much wanted baby is absolutely devastating at any time of the year, but perhaps even more so at Christmas. Sands' Give a Gift of Support will offer a lifeline to bereaved families when they need it the most and help to fund our vital bereavement support services.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 27 November 2018 to 12:00 PM, 4 December 2018

Registered Charity in England and Wales (299679)

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Check mark Match funded

Amount raised

£110

Donations

2

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Situation

Sadly, 15 babies are stillborn or die shortly after birth every day in UK and during December alone, over 450 babies will die and not go home for Christmas. The effects on the whole family as well as friends, colleagues and health care staff are far reaching and in so many cases life-long. The quality of care that bereaved families receive when their baby dies has a huge impact on their long-term wellbeing. Good care cannot remove parents’ pain, but poor care can and does make things much worse

Solution

Sands provides vital bereavement support services to bereaved families and works with healthcare professionals, such as midwives and doctors to improve the quality of bereavement care received in hospitals. Many parents and families tell us that it was the support that they received from Sands after the death of their baby that made the biggest difference to their ability to cope with both the initial devastation, but then also in the longer term.

  • ‚Äò‚ÄôI‚Äôm making a donation instead of sending Christmas cards this year. In memory of our son William Henry. Thanking Sands for their support, and helping the charity continue to do the amazing work they do‚Äô‚Äô. Bereaved parent, December 2017

    — Bereaved parent, December 2017

  • ‚Äò‚ÄôHaving lost a baby granddaughter, born sleeping 7 years ago at Christmas, I know how it devastated my daughter and all the family‚Äô‚Äô. Sands support is essential.''

    — Bereaved Grandparent, December 2017

  • ‚Äô‚ÄôOur beautiful Izzy was born sleeping. She was full term and a hefty 9lb 8oz. She was absolutely perfect. We were both over the moon to finally meet our daughter and devastated beyond words at having to say goodbye all at the same time‚Äô‚Äô.

    — Bereaved Mum

  • ‘’I’m making a donation instead of sending Christmas cards this year. In memory of our son William Henry. Thanking Sands for their support, and helping the charity continue to do the amazing work they do’’. Bereaved parent, December 2017

    — Bereaved parent, December 2017

  • ’’Our beautiful Izzy was born sleeping. She was full term and a hefty 9lb 8oz. She was absolutely perfect. We were both over the moon to finally meet our daughter and devastated beyond words at having to say goodbye all at the same time’’.

    — Bereaved Mum

  • ‘’Having lost a baby granddaughter, born sleeping 7 years ago at Christmas, I know how it devastated my daughter and all the family’’. Sands support is essential.''

    — Bereaved Grandparent, December 2017