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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.

BIE Cheque Presentation


Sands NI was recently presented with a cheque for £360 towards funding research into stillbirths and neonatal deaths as part of its contribution to the national Sands Why17? Campaign.

From left to right - Ellison Sloan (British Institute of Funeral Directors); John Tempest (National Chairman, British Institute of Embalmers); Colin (Sands NI); Steven Shields (NI Chairman of British Institute of Embalmers); Marshall Lindsay (National Association of Funeral Directors)