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Shropshire SANDS

Description:

SANDS provide a bereavement support service nationally through its freephone helpline, mobile app, online community and online resources, as well as locally through its network of support groups.  SANDS aim to provide support to those parents and families bereaved by the death of a baby not matter how recent. Sands offers support to mothers, fathers, family members or friends. The Helpline team are there to listen and offer confidential, non-judgmental and compassionate support.

Shropshire Sands Activities 

  • telephone and personal befriending
  • fundraising with parents and families at various events
  • newsletters
  • library of books and videos
  • provision of special gowns for use in the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • provision of remembrance books and services
  • provision of a special area for graves at Shrewsbury General Cemetery
  • purchase of headstones for the baby graves at Shrewsbury General Cemetery
  • provision of a Garden of Remembrance for all babies who have been cremated at Shrewsbury Crematorium

SANDS also offer a support group in Shropshire.  Many parents feel that only others who have experienced the death of a baby can offer real understanding and the group offers a chance to meet others, gain support and share your experience. Shropshire Sands Support group can be contacted via: shropshire@sands.org.uk

Contact Details

Name:
Sands
Telephone:
0808 164 3332
Email:
helpline@sands.org.uk
Website
SANDS
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