Archive for March 2012

Charity Shop Dalbeattie

Thanks to all who gave generously to the charity shop in Dalbeattie and helped raise a fantastic £653 for D&G Sands.


It took place in April and was organised by Helen Barbour and helped by Chris Schooling, Nancy Porteous and Jean Marshall.


Born Asleep sculpture now in place   Our “Born Asleep” Sculpture is now in place at St. Michael’s cemetery in Dumfries. It was made by local artist Lynda Burns from Dalbeattie. It has been a few months in the making but well worth waiting for. Its beautiful and will hopefully bring comfort to bereaved parents when visiting the cemetery.     Lynda managed to find Dalbeattie builder Michael Gafney and son to  build the enclosing wall from Sandstone and all for no charge for his labour and materials.     Provost Jack Groom is opening the memorial on Monday 12th March at 2pm at St. Michaels, all friends of Sands are invited to attend.
Next Support Meeting

The next support group meeting is planned for

  • 7th November: 7.30pm

and we welcome anyone touched by the death of a baby to join us.

The meeting will be held at our office at 107 Irish Street Dumfries.

Many people feel that only others who have experienced the death of a baby can offer real understanding of the pain and heartbreak that they are feeling and the support group meetings allow you to connect with other bereaved parents, grandparents and others who share your pain and loss.

The support group is an informal setting and is only attended by people who themselves have lost a baby or their families. You will not be pressured to speak and sometimes it’s nice just to simply come along and listen.

If anyone would like more information about these meetings or would like to express an interest in attending then please email [email protected]

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