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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.

June is Sands Awareness Month


In 2018 we will be calling on everyone to help break the silence around stillbirth and neonatal death through our Finding the words campaign that launches on 1 June.

June is Sands Awareness Month, when we all work hard to increase awareness of stillbirth and neonatal death and the everlasting impact experienced when a precious baby dies during pregnancy, at birth or shortly afterwards.

While many more people are aware of the pain of baby loss because of the work of Sands and other organisations, many people still have no idea and it remains a taboo subject.

In 2018 we will be calling on everyone to help break the silence around stillbirth and neonatal death through our Finding the words campaign that launches on 1 June.

You can start planning now to support our fundraising during June by signing up to Walk A Mile In My Shoes - it would be wonderful if you could register now and ask friends and family to support you. Thank you!

Find more about Sands Awareness Month