What do SANDS do?
Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity was founded in 1978. It was set up by a small group of bereaved parents devastated by the death of their babies and in particular by what they felt at the time was a complete lack of acknowledgement and understanding of the significance and impact of their loss.
Incredibly, in the UK today, in spite of medical advances, many parents continue to have their lives turned upside down by the death of their baby. 17 babies a day are stillborn or die within the first 28 days of life.
Sands' mission is to:
support anyone affected by the death of a baby;
work with health professionals to improve the quality of care and services provided to bereaved parents and their families;
promote changes in antenatal practice and fund research that could help to reduce the loss of babies' lives.
Sands are determined to meet the growing need for their support services. With your help Sands believe they can prevent more babies from dying.
Please use the links (top, right) to keep up to date with what Sands is doing now and how you can help.
Sands, the stillbirth & neonatal death charity
28 Portland Place, London, W1B 1LY
Helpline: 020 7436 5881