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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.

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Give as you Live xx


For all our on line shoppers who like to support SANDS Lothians please remember to give as you live at no extra cost to you xx

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Christmas Cards for 2014

We have our SANDS Lothians Christmas Cards for 2014 now in stock. This year they have been designed by one of our bereaved parents, with the loving message 'Inspired by Brodie, made with love X' 
Our love and thanks go out to Mhairi for creating such lovely paintings for us to use for our cards.
Now available £2 per pack, 6 cards with white envelope, greeting inside reads, Wishing you Peace and Love at Christmas. 

Available direct from SANDS Lothians or from our charity shop at Sth Clerk Street. Am sure you will agree they are lovely xx 

Update on our IVF/Fertility Support Group

A note to confirm there is no IVF/Fertility Support Group this week, the next dates for meeting are Tuesday 18th November & Tuesday 16th December, apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Next meetings

Befriending in Edinburgh

Craiglockhart Centre, 177 Colinton Road, Edinburgh

Tuesday 28th October ~ 7pm-9pm

Tuesday 25th November ~ 7pm-9pm

 

Befriending Group - West Lothian

Craigsfarm Maree Walk Craigshill Livingston

Monday 10th November ~ 7pm

Monday 8th December ~ 7pm

Pregnancy Support Groups

Monday 20th October 7pm at Craiglockhart 

Monday 17th November 7pm at Craiglockhart

IVF/Fertility Support - Edinburgh

Craiglockhart Office

Tuesday 18th November ~ 7pm 

Tuesday 16th December ~ 7pm

Parent & Toddler - Craigsfarm

Tuesday 28th October ~ 9.30-11.30am

 
Our Water Coolers are from AquAid