Archive for August 2013

imageDaredevil Hannah Scott from Carlisle took part in a tandem skydive at Grange over Sands on 25th May this year to raise money for Dumfries and Galloway Sands. Hannah had never done anything like it before but decided she would like to give something back to the Charity that had supported her friends Suzanne and Eddie after they lost their precious baby boy Oliver in a road traffic accident last year.

Thanks to Hannah’s kind and generous family, friends and work colleagues at Dodd & Co the amazing sum of £720 was raised for Dumfries and Galloway Sands.

We would like to say a big thank you to Hannah for thinking about our charity.

The picture shows Susan and Alison from the group receiving the cheque from Hannah.

D&G Standard

Standard runners

We are delighted that the Dumfries & Galloway Standard has chosen us as their charity of the year. Four members of staff are running the Dumfries Half Marathon to raise cash for us, Stephen Temlett, Trish Lewis, Laura Semple and Charis Hannay are hitting the roads and training hard under the watchful guidance of Dumfries Running Club. Not only are the running club help prepare the team – they have also pledged £500 to kick start the fundraising.

The paper is running a weekly update on the training and the sum being raised. They are also writing about what we do as a charity and how we can help people affected by the death of a baby. This is a great opportunity for us to publicise what we do and how people can find us. Also of all the work we’ve done with Cresswell Maternity Hospital in helping parents create memories and improve their policies and guidelines on care following the death of a baby.

Next Support Meeting

The next support group meeting is planned for the 29th November 2017 at 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 contact@dg-sands.org

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