About Us

Sands is the stillbirth and neonatal death charity. We operate throughout the UK, supporting anyone affected by the death of a baby, working to improve the care bereaved parents receive, and promoting research to reduce the loss of babies’ lives.

Press releases

Sands Helpline is here for bereaved dads on Father’s Day

Sands (stillbirth and neonatal death charity) is extending the opening hours of its Freephone Helpline on the weekend of Father’s Day so that any... read more

11.06.2019 • By Sands

National Bereavement Care Pathway helps improve care received by parents

A project to improve the quality of care that bereaved families receive when their baby dies has been found to be making a big difference, and... read more

10.05.2019 • By Sands

Bereaved mother’s new book explores the death of a baby for younger...

A bereaved mother from Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire has produced a new children’s picture book called In the Stars. Sam Kitson had... read more

08.02.2019 • By Sands

Innovative app launched to support bereaved parents, families and...

Sands (the stillbirth and neonatal death charity) is always looking to improve and expand on the different ways it offers bereavement support and... read more

18.09.2018 • By Sands

New bereavement suite opened at Northwick Park Hospital

Parents in London, who have been given the devastating news that their baby has died, will now have a peaceful and private place to spend precious... read more

12.09.2018 • By Sands

More NHS trusts join the National Bereavement Care Pathway

Partners working on the National Bereavement Care Pathway (NBCP) for pregnancy and baby loss, including Sands, have published a report to coincide... read more

17.04.2018 • By Sands

Cambridgeshire Sands group opens to offer support to bereaved parents

Bereaved parents in Cambridgeshire and the surrounding areas are inviting local people who have also been affected by the death of a baby, to... read more

15.01.2018 • By Sands

CuddleCot donation will help bereaved parents to grieve

Bereaved parents at Sands (Stillbirth and neonatal death charity) support groups across the North West of England have joined forces to provide... read more

11.01.2018 • By Sands

Bereaved families invited to candlelit service to remember their babies

With the festive season nearly upon us, Sands (Stillbirth and neonatal death charity) is organising a series of remembrance services across the UK... read more

14.11.2017 • By Sands

Couple ask for charity donations instead of wedding presents

A couple celebrating their wedding asked their guests to make a donation to Sands (Stillbirth and neonatal death charity) instead of buying them... read more

03.11.2017 • By Sands