Archive for October 2015

D&G Sands Golf Day

Sunday the 4th October saw our second succesful Sands golf day at the Galloway golf club. There were 18 teams competing for the coveted first prize, with prizes for the longest drive and nearest the pin. Three teams tied for first place with tremendous scores of 19 under par. The winning team determined by the best inward half were from Lockerbie consisting of S.Thomson, S.Guthrie, I.Guthrie, and D.Robson. Second place team were Douglas Alison,David Bell,Alan Miller and Ian Beattie, and third place were Alistair Dunlop, Norman Montgomery,Richy Collins and Phil Short. The longest drive was won by Gavin Maxwell from Thornhill and nearest the pin was won by Roger Doherty from Seaviews Finest.

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We had a raffle and a guess how many golf balls in the bucket competition. Our grand total raised on the day was £1 500, and will be used locally in D&G to support bereaved families following the death of their baby. We would like to thank the Galloway golf club for allowing us to use their course for the day, Graham Anderson of Anderson’s Engineering for sponsoring the event and providing the winners trophies and medals, and for all the teams who took part.

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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