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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.

Latest News

Wave Of Light xx

A candle lit tonight for all our babies xx Briefly Known, Forever Loved xx 

Babyloss Awareness Week 9th - 15th October 2014

A candle lit in our office today at SANDS Lothians to remember all our babies with love xx 

October 2014 Fundraisers

A great mix of fundraising going on this month for SANDS, a huge thank you to all organisers and everyone attending and taking part. It really means a lot and helps us continue to deliver our range of services for bereaved parents across Edinburgh & Lothians

Wednesday 22nd October, Crabtree & Evelyn exclusive shopping event, Hanover Street Edinburgh

Wednesday 22nd October, Whole body balance Yoga class members charity night Mid Calder

Wednesday 29th October, Ten Pin Bowling Fundraiser, Corn Exchange Edinburgh

Contact us if interested in taking part in any of the events 

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 Tuesday to Thursday.
email info@sands-lothians.org.uk 0131 622 6263

 

Group befriending Tuesday 30th October ~ 7pm-9pm Craiglockhart

 

Befriending Group - West Lothian

Craigsfarm Maree Walk Craigshill Livingston

Monday 13th October ~ 7pm

Monday 10th November ~ 7pm

Pregnancy Support Groups

Monday 20th October 7pm ~ Craiglockhart

IVF/Fertility Support - Edinburgh

Craiglockhart Office

Tuesday 21st October ~ 7pm

Tuesday 18th November ~ 7pm 

Parent & Toddler - Craigsfarm

Tuesday 28th October ~ 9.30-11.30am

 
Our Water Coolers are from AquAid