It's almost here! The Edinburgh Marathon Festival starts this Saturday with the 5K and 10K races and Full Marathon, Half Marathon and Team Relay on Sunday. We know our runners have all put a lot of effort into their training and we wish them all the best of luck in the various events. This is one of our major fundraisers and we really appreciate the generosity of the runners and their sponsors.
Let's hope the weather stays fair and that everyone enjoys this annual event. We look forward to hearing how everyone gets on.
GOOD LUCK TO ALL OUR RUNNERS!
We are only a few days away now from the Edinburgh Marathon Festival. Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th May. We have people running for us in the half marathon, 5K, 10K, full marathon and team relay events. If anyone would like to donate to one of our amazing marathon runners please visit Just Giving and type in Sands Lothians in the charity's name field and make a donation to one of our runners. We think each runner is fabulous and so much appreciated by us and everyone who comes to Sands Lothians. Thank You.
Last week Nicola, Pamela and Jeni presented the cold cot to St John's Hospital bereavement group. We hope that families in the future will benefit from having this in the family room as they will be able to spend longer with their baby in the room and over the following hours and days after giving birth. We know that every precious moment with your baby counts and everyone's time they want to spend is different. It's all about giving bereaved parents choices. St John's Hospital work very hard to do their best to support families in this awful situation and are very active in doing all they can to learn how best to help and support. They actively encourage parents to seek support from SANDS Lothians which is a big reason in the rise of support needed in West Lothian. We will continue to communicate regularly to make sure we are doing all we can for families facing the loss of a baby.
A big thank you to Ros Lowrie and her fundraiser in East Linton which raised the money to be able to purchase this equipment.