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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 Membership


Please think about becoming a member of Sands.

We need the support of members to continue to provide free services to people who come to us for help.

We do not charge, for example, for sending out support materials to newly bereaved parents, for calls to the Helpline, for the information on our website, or for answering information enquiries.

We want to continue to offer free help to bereaved parents when they need it, but all of these services cost money. If you have lost a baby you will probably know how people often prefer to avoid the subject. This reluctance to acknowledge baby death makes fundraising for an organisation like Sands extra difficult.

Membership is an important source of funding, accounting for 15% of our income. By joining UK Sands you really will directly support our work.

Sands members receive:

Three newsletters per year,
Regular mailings on Sands activities
You can claim 10% discount on all items on our publication order form.
You will be invited to our Annual Members Conference and can vote at the AGM.
You can attend befriender training at a reduced rate.

To join Sands or renew your membership please download a membership_form.pdf and send it to:

28 Portland Place