SANDS is our nominated charity. Once you go through our checkout you will have the option to buy one of our SANDS charity wristbands which helps to raise awareness of this charity and helps raise funds for a worthy cause. All the profits from the sale of these bands on our site are sent directly to SANDS.
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.
Aims and objectives of SANDS
We have 3 core aims:
WE SUPPORT ANYONE AFFECTED BY THE DEATH OF A BABY
Bereavement support is at the core of everything we do. Some of the services that we offer include:
- Helpline for parents, families, carers and health professionals
- UK-wide network of support groups with trained befrienders
- Online forum and message boards enabling bereaved families to connect with others
- Website and a wide range of leaflets, books and other resources.
WE WORK IN PARTNERSHIP WITH HEALTH PROFESSIONALS TO TRY TO ENSURE THAT BEREAVED PARENTS AND FAMILIES RECEIVE THE BEST POSSIBLE CARE
We undertake a comprehensive programme of training, workshops and talks for health professionals based on the Sands Guidelines which give practical guidance on how to meet parents’ needs and provide good bereavement care.
WE PROMOTE AND FUND RESEARCH THAT COULD HELP TO REDUCE THE LOSS OF BABIES’ LIVES
In spite of medical advances, the shocking reality is that 5712 babies were stillborn or died within the first 28 days of life in 2013. We raise funds for and support vital research, whilst working in partnership with Government and key stakeholders to address these individual tragedies as a matter of urgency and priority.