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Shropshire SANDS

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Shropshire Sands aims to provide support to those parents and families bereaved by the death of a baby - not only for the recently bereaved but also for those whose babies died some time ago.

How Shropshire Sands Supports Bereaved Parents

Whether you are a mother, father, family member or friend, Shropshire Sands offers the kind of support that you may want as you come to terms with what has happened.  It will be different for everyone.  Perhaps you will want to talk to someone who has also lost a baby, or find out about the practical things that need to be done.  You many want to meet other bereaved parents in a small group, or you may not want to do anything straight away.

However, should you want help when you feel that the time is right, Shropshire Sands is here for you - a year on when you have not forgotten your baby's anniversary, although everyone else around you seems to  have.  We are also here to provide support for those whose babies died many years ago.

Shropshire Sands Activities 

  • telephone and personal befriending
  • small group, monthly meetings
  • 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

Contact Details

Name:
UK Sands
Telephone:
02074365881 (Helpline)
Email:
helpline@uksands.org
Website
Shropshire Sands
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