Archive for December 2013

Dumfries & Galloway Standard Team Run For DG Sands

SandspicD&G Sands were delighted when the Dumfries & Galloway Standard chose Sands as the recipients of money raised from the half marathon in September. Four of their staff decided to attempt the run for their first ever half marathon. With the help of Dumfries running club Laura, Stephen, Trish and Charis set about training for it. Katy Pagan researched the work and personal stories of the charity, which all members were happy to share. Each week there was a feature in the paper about our work and a story from the parents.

The team managed to find a local business each to sponsor them. They were Mississippi Bar and Grill, Noky’s disco, Abacus insurance and Gael Moffat Sports therapy.

After successfully completing the 13 mile slog the group were ecstatic at raising the amazing sum of £3 152, which will all go towards supporting bereaved parents in our region. Thank you so much from all of us for your supreme efforts.


Picture shows Mark Creighton (centre) handing over the cheque for £204.50 to Alison Hall SANDS (right) Rae Littlejohn Turning Point Scotland (left)

Mark Creighton Raises Funds For DG Sands

Mark Creighton who has been diagnosed with Autism and associated Learning Difficulties recently completed a twenty five mile walk around Dumfries using the local Cycle paths.

Mark is supported by Turning Point Scotland and with support from his staff team soon covered the Twenty Five miles over five days. Mark raised a total of £204.50 for the national charity SANDS with 100% of the donation going to support people within the Dumfries and Galloway region.

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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