Archive for January 2015


As of the 26th January 2015 our new address is:-

107 Irish StreetDumfriesDG1 2NP

Please note that the SANDS team are available by prior appointment and the office is not staffed routinely. We can be contacted through the website or on our helpline no. 07864709228.

D&G Sands Christmas Service

We held our annual service this year at the Crichton church on the 18th December. We held two services again, the first one being for families with small children and the second one for all families.



We were very fortunate to have the Troqueer School choir sing for us at the first service and Dumfries Male Voice Choir sang at the second. The Reverend Douglas Irving conducted the service beautifully, and shared his own personal experience of loss, which was touching.

We did our lighting of candles and placing of messages on the tree in memory of our babies’, with tags made by Shona and Chloe Dalton. We then enjoyed tea, coffee and homemade shortbread, made by Sands volunteers. We would like to thank everyone for coming and making the service so moving, see you all next year.


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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