Archive for February 2015

Border Life

10629352_10205261608570573_6294727339268540342_oOn Monday 19th January 2015 the documentary Border Life featured a piece on Dumfries and Galloway Sands.  The crew from Border TV spent a day with Alison, Susan and Dee highlighting what the charity does locally.  The programme shows what our group provides Cresswell with and also features an interview with Roger and Fran Doherty, who we have recently supported, and who lost their wee boy Charlie just six weeks prior to filming.

If you missed the programme it can be viewed online –

Our thanks go to Fiona Armstrong of Border TV who handled everything with such sensitivity and to her camera man on the day who shot everything so beautifully.

Special thanks go to the brave Fran and Roger who agreed to appear on film so soon after losing Charlie and for saying such lovely things about our charity.

Roger and some of his friends are taking part in this years Kirroughtree Hillbilly Duathlon in memory of Charlie and to raise funds for Dumfries and Galloway Sands.  If you can please have a look at their Just Giving Page


New Year’s Honour

Congratulations to our Chairperson, Alison Hall on being awarded the British Empire Medal in the New Year’s Honours for her work with Sands. A huge honour for Alison. We are so proud of her. Alison is the driving force behind the group and without her we wouldn’t exist or be able to continue the good work we do.

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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