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  • Thank you to all the pupils in P6 at Simpson Primary School who completed a sponsored silence and raised £242.40 to mark what would be Harrison's 8th birthday. Harrison sadly died at just 4 years old from myocarditis and SANDS Lothians have supported the family on their painful journey since
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  • Next Sunday Ewen and Katy, siblings from Forres (up north!) are taking part in the Aviemore Triathlon - they will be busting a gut to beat each other, too, so if you want to support them, urge one of them on or just feel sorry for them (it does look very
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  • So far we have three SANDS legends running the Great Scottish Run for us in October. David McGowan, Charlotte O'Farrell and Gemma Gray are all going for the main half marathon event in Glasgow. You can sponsor Gemma here: and David here: ...
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  • JUNO is a fantastic organisation who support mums with perinatal mental health difficulties and meet weekly in our Craiglockhart Office.  Next week they are holding an open doors week for health professionals, anyone interested in learning more about what they do or if you think you might benefit from their
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  • Here's a warning for any of you wanting to do the Scottish Half Marathon is a brand new event and is looking like a great way to run a fast time! Entries close on September 9th - charity entries are available if you can commit to raising a pre-agreed fundraising amount.
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  • Thursday thank you's! We were delighted to have little 4 year old Holly visit us today with her bag full of pennies.  Holly took part in our toddler back in June and raised an incredible £202.  Well done Holly - we think you are wonderful.  Thanks also to James Gibb Residential
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  • A great training day at St John's with SANDS UK and SANDS Lothians. We are so fortunate to have committed, caring and passionate midwives and professionals who are trying to do everything to provide the best support they can at a heartbreaking time. Thanks to Lee Knowles for being brave
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  • Please pass this on to anyone that might need it: From the director of the Miscarriage Association "I thought you might like to know about the Miscarriage Association’s new resources for young people affected by pregnancy loss, which we are launching today.... As you can see from the attached, the
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  • One of the hardest milestones for bereaved parents has to be the year your child should start school. The empty feeling you often carry is magnified and you are surrounded with pictures on social media of children on their first day of school. Perhaps you have living children and have
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  • A massive, huge, gigantic thank you to all the wonderful volunteers who helped out at our recent Marks and Spencer Livingston charity weekend and the kind customers who donated so generously and took part in the guess how many percy pigs in a jar. You are all wonderful and have helped raise
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  • Run. Sweat. Smile. Repeat.Read all about our very own superwoman as she blogs about her 2015 challenge to run 2015km. Lewis would be incredibly proud of your achievements Tracy x
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  • Drum roll please....We are delighted to launch our new website which features one of the first of our new videos. Thank you to everyone involved in making this happen including Gillian Wilkinson who agreed to speak about her experience after the loss of her little boy Jacob. Thank you to all the
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  • I hope some of you can join us ........
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  • We are delighted to introduce a new member to our team. Cecilia will be working part time for us and assisting with grants and befriending...and everything else that goes with working for this fantastic charity. Welcome to the team Cecilia
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  • We need your help! We are delighted to have been shortlisted as one of Sainsbury's Meadowbank top 3 local charities. This is wonderful news for us and raises awareness of the work we do. We would love for as many people as possible to vote for us to give us
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  • More knitting, sewing, blankets, photograph albums and memory bags gifted to St Johns Hospital at our meeting this week. A big thank you to the nutty knitters at SQA and Audrey Watson who has sewn different sized cotton blankets for the hospital. Below is feedback from the staff at St
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  • With only 5 weeks & 5 days left until the Spartan race – the Edinburgh team would be most grateful if you can please help support us by contributing a wee donation to our Just Giving site: We shall be “running” the 12k, 20 obstacle race on Sunday, 19
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  • Our superhero Tracy survived her abseil and has ticked another challenge off her 2015 list! Read more about her challenges here Well done Tracy - you are inspirational
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  • Thank you to our lovely shop volunteers Jeanette, Norma, Jan and Fiona who ran our stall at the Meadows Festival yesterday. They raised £400 which is fantastic. Unfortunately they lost their gazebo due to winds on Saturday and the event was cancelled due to the awful weather. Thankfully Sunday was
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  • The Great Scottish Toddle is coming up on June 21st at Holyrood Park, Edinburgh. This is a great event for your wee ones to take part in, as well as a whole host of other activities and events for the whole family. We want to see loads of little people
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Next Meetings

  • Befriending Group

    Befriending Group - Edinburgh

    Craiglockhart Centre, 177 Colinton Road Edinburgh EH14 1BZ

    Monday 7th September 2015 7pm-9pm

    Befriending Group - West Lothian

    Craigsfarm Maree Walk, Craigshill, Livingston

    Monday 14th September 2015 7pm -9pm

  • Counselling

    We have free counselling available in Edinburgh and West Lothian. Please email for more information or to seek an appointment.

  • IVF/Fertility Support

    IVF/Fertility Support - Edinburgh

    Tuesday 22nd September 2015 7pm-9pm

  • Miscarriage Support

    Edinburgh Miscarriage Support Group

    Craiglockhart Centre, 177 Colinton Road, Edinburgh EH14 1BZ

    Meetings are on the second Wednesday of every month

    next meetings -

    Wednesday 9th September 2015

  • Parent and Toddler

    Parent and Toddler - Craigsfarm

    Tuesday 25th August 2015 9.30am-11.30am

  • Subsequent Pregnancy Support

    Pregnancy Support Group - Edinburgh

    Wednesday 16th September 2015 7pm-9pm