Archive for September 2012

 Coffee Morning – Dalbeattie Town Hall

Saturday the 8th September saw our very first coffee morning to raise funds and awareness of D&G Sands. Our friend and artist Lynda Burns, came up with the idea knowing how popular coffee mornings are in Dalbeattie. Lynda booked the venue and set about the organising with her partner Peter.


As usual we had lots of help from friends and family with delicious home baking, raffle prizes and a plant stall. We charged £1.50 at the door for tea/ coffee and as many cakes and scones as you could eat. We had a display of our Sands work in D&G which was warmly received and admired.  There was a lovely warm, friendly atmosphere on the day and some of the people there had personal experience in the death of a baby, which never ceases to amaze how many people you meet who have suffered this tragedy.



We were delighted with the sum we raised of £282 which all goes towards keeping up our support for bereaved parents in our area.


Thank you to our friends and supporters for helping on the day, and special thanks to Lynda and Peter.


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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