Archive for July 2015

DG Sands Family Picnic & Balloon Release for Sands Awareness month.

image1Saturday 14th June was our family picnic and balloon release held to mark Sands awareness month. The sun shone and lots of people turned up to enjoy some face painting, giant bubbles and games before the balloon release in memory of our babies. Thanks to Emily Hall and Emily Kennedy for the face painting and to Norman the ‘Balloon Man’. A lovely day was had by all.

Tough Mudder challengers raise over £1500 for DG Sands tiughDumfries and Galloway Sands were delighted to receive a cheque for an amazing £1556.63 from Julie McClelland, a Health Care Assistant at Cresswell, and her friends who completed the Tough Mudder at Drumlanrigg on 20th June.  Julie’s team called themselves The Fat and the Furious and were spurred on to raise the money for Sands after one of Julie’s friends suffered a stillbirth. A big thank you goes to the whole team.
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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