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

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

Press Release • 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

Press Release • 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

Press Release • 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

Press Release • 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

Press Release • 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

Press Release • 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

Press Release • 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

Press Release • 03.11.2017 • By Sands

Charities call for end to postcode lottery of care for bereaved parents

A coalition of more than 40 charities working to prevent baby deaths and pregnancy loss is today urging an end to the postcode lottery in... read more

Press Release • 09.10.2017 • By Sands

#15babiesaday initiative joins forces with Refuge

On Thursday 15 th June Sands (Stillbirth and neonatal death charity) erected washing lines with 15 baby grows hanging from them, in iconic... read more

Press Release • 04.07.2017 • By Sands