Archive for August 2012

Picture shows Susan and Alison handing over the Moses basket and cold mat to Fiona Dodds,  Team Leader Midwife.

New Cold Mat & Moses Basket for Cresswell

Thanks to a generous donation made earlier this year by Debbie and Gordon MacDonald, we have at last been able to purchase a cold mat and Moses basket for Cresswell. 


Debbie and Gordon organised a games day at the Normandy in Troqueer in memory of their little girl Freya who was stillborn October 2011 and thanks to the generosity of their friends, family and patrons of the Normandy managed to raise an amazing  £5,500.


On handing the money over to ourselves, Debbie and Gordon asked that it be used to purchase another cold cot for Cresswell since they were both so grateful for the extra time the cold cot allowed them to spend with Freya.  After discussions with Cresswell it was decided that there wasn’t really a need for a second cold cot but the purchase of a cold mat would be very much appreciated.


A cold mat gives parents the opportunity to take their baby home and therefore allow them and other family members to spend more, much treasured, precious time with their baby.  The system is a portable unit with the mat sitting in a Moses basket or cot and is easy for parents to take home and set up themselves.  We decided to buy a Moses basket as well so they can be kept together, all set up and ready for use.


Thank you once again to Debbie and Gordon.


Picture shows Susan and Alison handing over the Moses basket and cold mat to Fiona Dodds,  Team Leader Midwife.


In aid of Dumfries and Galloway Sands(stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity)

Saturday 8th September10.00am – 12 noon

Lesser Town HallDalbeattie

Join us for a cup of tea/coffee and home baking

Entry £1.50Plant stall and Raffle

Registered Charity No 299679

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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