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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.

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SANDS Lothians

Craiglockhart Centre 
177 Colinton Road
Edinburgh, EH14 1BZ

0131 622 6263 

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Latest News

SANDS Lothians Announcement 27th November 2014

On behalf of SANDS Lothian’s Directors and Trustees
We are writing to inform you of some important
changes to the Organisation and our strategy for 2015.
DOROTHY MAITLAND who I am sure you are all aware has most recently suffered from a variety of health issues will retire from her role as Operations Manager of SANDS Lothian's.
Dorothy has been a passionate stalwart for SANDS Lothian's for
so many years it is hard to really capture the many achievements and
developments that she has overseen in this short announcement. Suffice is to say that her involvement has greatly enriched the services of the organisation and on behalf of all the Directors and Trustees with whom she has worked over the years we offer her our greatest thanks and appreciation for all she has done. 
Although her last official day will be 30 November 2014 Dorothy will
run the Memorial Service for us on 7 December 2014 and that will be
her final duty in her role as Operations Manager.
With effect from 6 JANUARY 2015 I am also absolutely delighted to
announce the appointment of NICOLA WELSH into the role of OPERATIONS MANAGER. Nicola has, in a relatively short period of time, established quite excellent services in West Lothian as well as and she has an infectious enthusiasm in everything she does. She has accepted the appointment and takes up the role having given up her teaching career which we see as a wonderful commitment to the organisation. I am sure you will join me in wishing her well in her new role. In the interim period, during December, Nicola will deal with queries as best she can whilst still working in her teaching role. An updated organisational will apply from January 2015.
Whilst writing I wanted to take the opportunity to also thank you all
for all your efforts, fundraisers and support during 2014. The organisation starts 2015 in an extremely strong position and we have some exciting plans for 2015 and look forward to working with you all to ensure the excellent support we give parents continues and grows in 2015. 
For and on behalf of the Trustees

Edinburgh Marathon Festival 2015

Charity Places are available to run for SANDS Lothians 
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The International Stillbirth Alliance, Online Survey

The International Stillbirth Alliance are looking for anyone affected by a stillbirth to take party in an online survey. I know we are all busy and these things can seem pointless to us after our baby has died but it I know we all want to see stillbirth numbers reduce and this is our way of helping. Please complete if you can spare a minute of your time. Thinking of you and thank you.

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Next meetings

Befriending in Edinburgh

Craiglockhart Centre, 177 Colinton Road, Edinburgh

Tuesday 9th December ~ 7pm-9pm


Befriending Group - West Lothian

Craigsfarm Maree Walk Craigshill Livingston

Monday 8th December ~ 7pm

Pregnancy Support Groups


Tuesday 2nd December ~ 7.30pm

IVF/Fertility Support - Edinburgh

Craiglockhart Office

Tuesday 16th December ~ 7pm

Parent & Toddler - Craigsfarm

Tuesday 23rd December ~ 9.30-11.30am

Tuesday 27th January ~ 9.30-11.30am

Our Water Coolers are from AquAid