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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 Awareness Month

In 2013 around 5,700 babies were stillborn or died shortly after birth in the UK alone. But awareness of the issues surrounding babies’ deaths is not widespread.


That’s why in June we hold Sands Awareness Month.

Sands Awareness Month, it’s a chance for us all to do our bit, no matter how small, to make people listen; to highlight the fact that over 100 babies will die each week during the month of June and to raise vital funds so that Sands can continue to support, research, and improve.

There are lots of things you can do to help, whether you raise money by holding a Bake 4 Sands cake sale or organising an orange dress-down day at work, or simply turning your Facebook profile orange for the month. Anything you can do to raise awareness of Sands is a huge help.