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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.

Dundonald Methodist Church -Senior citizens group


We were invited to Dundonald Methodist Church Senior Citizens Group on 3rd Feb, to talk about the work of SandsNI.
Our Co-ordinator went along and enjoyed the warm welcome and the tea and biscuits. He shared the story of his daughter Danielle and showed the group one of our Memory Boxes which the Knit & Natter group at the church had knitted blankets for. Everyone was moved to hear Danielle's story and were very interested in the support we provide and shed tears when they saw the little teddies in the Memory Box. Joanne's Granny, a member of the knitting group, had extended the invitation to us following Joanne's recent loss. Our Co-ordinator said "it was a lovely afternoon and I was made feel very welcome. I got the chance to talk about my daughter, the work of SandsNI and had some tea, cake & biscuits. Every afternoon should be like this"