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In 2013 in the UK, one in every 137 babies was either stillborn or died in the first 4 weeks of life

Here in N. Ireland, over 3 babies a week are stillborn or die in the first 4 weeks of life.

We support all bereaved parents who have lost their babies, before, during or shortly after birth.



Sands NI supports anyone affected by the death of a baby anywhere in Northern Ireland. We provide bereavement packs to all maternity units. The packs contain information on our support services, practical advice and leaflets about grief and bereavement.

We also provide memory booklets. These have space for a photo of the baby, hand and footprints and other mementoes.

The packs are vital in telling parents that they are not alone; there are other parents who have experienced and survived the pain and confusion that the death of a much-wanted baby can bring. The memory booklets give parents something through which they can remember their babies when they leave hospital.

To fund these packs and to run our support groups, helpline and befriending services, we are reliant on donations. If you'd like to support our vital work, you can donate:

By cheque made payable to Sands NI (Please send it with a completed Gift Aid form).
Download Gift Aid Form.pdf

Send it to:

Steven Guy
82 Thomas Street
Co. Armagh
BT623NUNorthern Ireland


One mEMORY bOX costs £20. £20 can make a real difference to peoples' lives. Without your help, we can't provide support to the people who so desperately need it. Without your help, there is no Sands NI.

What is Gift Aid?

If you are a UK taxpayer, Sands can claim an additional 28% of your donation from the Government.
This will not cost you anything extra. For every £5.00, we can claim an additional £1.40.