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Welcome to SANDS Lothians

dorothySANDS Lothians offers support, understanding and help, both of a practical and emotional nature to bereaved parents who have experienced the death of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth or soon after birth. We are here to offer support for as long as required.

You may be reading this and you have just suffered the death of your baby just hours or a few days ago. You may be bewildered and in shock. You may be wondering how to start organising your precious baby’s funeral.

Contact Us

SANDS Lothians

Craiglockhart Centre 
177 Colinton Road
Edinburgh, EH14 1BZ

0131 622 6263

info@sands-lothians.org.uk 

Future Lost, Futures Found

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As the title, Future Lost, Futures Found suggests, with the death of a baby, the magnitude of coming to terms with a future lost seems overwhelming.

How do you keep going? How do you get through the first few days, let alone years, when you have lost the future you envisaged, the happiness and the excitement you felt at the imminent arrival of your newborn baby?

SANDS Lothians helps parents to see that others have survived similar devastating experiences and the parents stories contained in this book are written accounts of the days, months and years following the death of their precious babies. We hope that by reading the stories grieving families can in their despair find courage and hope and can work towards a new future to regain meaning in their lives and remember with great love, the short life of their child.

Books are available from our offices at Craiglockhart, Craigsfarm and our charity shop in Sth Clerk Street, we can accept cash, credit/debit card, cheque payable to SANDS Lothians books are £20 and if require post & packaging within UK, cost is £25.

Latest News

Antonia and John`s Triple Challenge update

Well done to Antonia and John completing the first part of their Triple Challenge. Fantastic amount raised so far over £1,500. Thank you to all who have contributed.  If you would like to support/donate Antonia & John please click the link below. Next Challenge 2nd August 2014 Yorkshire Tough Mudder.

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Fundraising update - Scottish Half Marathon

In response to our recent article on The Scottish Half Marathon we have 3 runners now entered for us.  This is a great response in only a few days. More places still available. Thank you. 

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Swans at Craiglockhart

Here is the article from the press re the Swans at the boating pond beside our offices at Craiglockhart. Please do not worry if coming to SANDS Lothians as the Swans are safe & secure behind a closed gate.

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Next meetings

Befriending in Edinburgh

Please call to arrange befriending with one of our experienced befrienders on a one to one basis or as a couple. Times are available Monday to Thursday.
email info@sands-lothians.org.uk 0131 622 6263

 

Befriending Group - West Lothian

Craigsfarm Maree Walk Craigshill Livingston

Monday 11th August  ~ 7.30pm

Monday 8th September ~ 7.30pm

Pregnancy Support Groups

Tuesday 5th August 7pm ~ Craigsfarm

Monday 18th August 7pm ~ Craiglockhart

Tuesday 2nd September 7pm ~ Craigsfarm

Monday 15th September 7pm ~ Craiglockhart

 

IVF/Fertility Support - Edinburgh

Craiglockhart Office

Tuesday 29th July ~ 7pm

Tuesday 26th August ~ 7pm

Parent & Toddler - Craigsfarm

Tuesday 29th July ~ 9.30-11.30am

Tuesday 26th August ~ 9.30-11.30am

 
Our Water Coolers are from AquAid