Archive for June 2012

Local MP shows SANDS support


MR MUNDELL IS PICTURED WITH SHIONA AND ROBBIE GRIEVE AND THEIR THREE CHILDREN ON THE TERRACE AT THE HOUSE OF COMMONS.David Mundell MP for Dumfriesshire was pleased to show his continued support for SANDS by welcoming the winner of a charity auction lunch and tour with him at the House of Commons this week.  The Dumfries and Galloway SANDS charity ball raised £12,000 which was donated to national research funds.


SANDS is an organization which can offer much needed help to those who experience the death of their baby during pregnancy or after birth. SANDS aim to highlight the fact that the death of a baby is a devastating experience for everyone concerned and it is important that those affected have access to adequate support services.


Mr Mundell said:


“SANDS do an important job in Dumfries and Galloway and I am keen to support them in their various campaigns and do what i can to highlight the pain and distress caused by losing a baby. I was delighted to welcome the Grieve family to Westminster in support of this cause and I hope they had an enjoyable day!”

“Anyone looking for help and advice or to get involved in the work SANDS do should visit


Mr Mundell is pictured with Shiona and Robbie Grieve and their three children on the terrace at the house of commons.

New Memory Box Shawls from Click Talk


Alison, Susan & Sheena with the new shawls for the DG SANDS memory Boxes.We were very grateful to receive 17 shawls for our memory boxes which were kindly hand knitted by “The Click Talk” knitting group.


The Click Talk Knitting Group meet at the Dumfries Museum on a Tuesday afternoon.


Left to right in the photo are Alison Hall, Susan Dalgleish and Sheena from “The Click Talk Knitting Group”.


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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