Archive for November 2016

A Big Thank You To Linda & Hugh Kelly Who Have Raised £400 For DG Sands

image1-3Ali and Susan had the pleasure of meeting the lovely Linda and Hugh Kelly who recently raised an amazing £400 for Dumfries and Galloway Sands. Linda explained that she only recently heard about Dumfries and Galloway Sands and was touched by what we do as she and Hugh had lost their first baby, Steven, in 1972.

We would like to say a big thank you to Hugh and Linda, and of course their very generous friends,  for thinking about our charity and making this donation which will help us to continue to support bereaved parents in Dumfries and Galloway.

Another big thank you to Fran and Roger Doherty for a cheque for £700. The money was raised at a football match and adds to the amazing amount of money that Fran and Roger have already raised and donated to Dumfries and Galloway Sands in memory of their precious baby boy  Charlie

A Massive Thanks to Stranraer Young Farmers

Dumfries and Galloway Sands were delighted to be chosen as one of the charities to benefit from the money raised by Stranraer Young Farmers after they completed a 44 mile cycle run.

On Saturday, Susan and Fran were invited along to Stranraer Rugby club to receive a cheque for an amazing £1,500! Thank you so much to Stranraer Young Farmers for choosing our charity.

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St Michael’s Cemetery Memorial Garden: Update

“We are delighted work is well underway at St. Michaels. Adam Booth, Blacksmith, has completed the butterflies on the wall where older internments are, and Max Nowell has completed his sculpture and has replaced the plaques. He is busy working on creating the sandstone path. Bereaved parents Sheila & Jim Muirhead were delighted with what Adam has created at their daughters internment. We are hoping work will be completed soon.”

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Next Support Meeting

The next support group meeting is planned for the 29th November 2017 at 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 contact@dg-sands.org

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