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Guernsey Sands (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society) is part of a nationwide network of local groups to provide emotional support, practical help and care to anyone affected by the death of a baby during pregnancy, at birth of shortly afterwards.

Guernsey Sands is part of the UK network of Sands groups that support anyone affected by the death of a baby before, during or shortly after birth.  Sands offers support and information for parents, extended families, friends, and health professionals.


The Guernsey Sands committee is run on a voluntary basis by local people who have themselves experienced the death of a baby. The group’s main role is to help bereaved parents and families through support and advice.

Guernsey Sands also gets involved with the following:

  • Providing support by a trained befriender
  • Working with staff on the PEH Loveridge and Frossard wards with a view to improving training, support and care in this area
  • Raising awareness and working with the media
  • Fundraising events
  • Memorial services and events
  • Sands memorial garden
  • Regular community meets
  • Online community groups

Volunteers

Members of the public can volunteer to join the committee, help out with projects and/or train to be a befriender by emailing guernseysands@gmail.com.
 

Befrienders

Sands Befrienders play a vital role in offering support to bereaved families. The reassurance of talking to someone else who has been affected by the death of a baby and who is nearby to phone or to meet is invaluable.

 

Community Meets

Guernsey Sands has a local support group who can offer emotional support and practical help if your baby has died during late pregnancy, at birth or shortly afterwards.

Find out more about Guernsey Sands Community Meets.
 


Lights of Love

Each year in December, Sands’ groups hold Lights of Love services in churches across the country so that families can come to remember their babies at a non–denominational service.

Guernsey Sands held their first Lights of Love service in 2012 and are proud to offer this opportunity locally to anyone who has been affected by the loss of a child at any stage or age of that child’s life. The service is an opportunity to honour the loved ones no longer with us, before we celebrate Christmas.

Find out more about Guernsey Sands Lights of Love.
 


Memorial Garden

The Guernsey Sands Memorial Garden in the Foulon Cemetery was established in [Date] and is dedicated to the memory of all babies who have died. It is a tranquil place of reflection where families can remember their own baby in peace and is open all year round.

Find out more about Guernsey Sands Memorial Garden.
 


Online Community Groups

In addition to our Guernsey Sands Facebook page which provides information about our events and activities, we also have two Facebook Groups.

Find out more about Guernsey Sands Online Community Groups.
 


Guernsey Charity Registration No. CH461
Association of Guernsey Charities Membership No. 133
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GUERNSEY SANDS APPOINT NEW COMMITTEE MEMBER
13/09/2017

Local stillbirth and neonatal death charity, Guernsey Sands, recently appointed Chloe Gallie as a new committee member at their recent Annual General Meeting. Read article