Today (20th October 2017) marked the culmination of the work carried out at St. Michaels. We were delighted so many people could join us to celebrate this achievement, and that Fiona Armstrong Lord Lieutenant of Dumfriesshire graciously attended. Spiritual lead for NHS D&G Dawn Allan performed a fitting blessing and piper Danny Clarke played two beautiful and appropriately moving tunes.  We hope the two areas will provide comfort to families and give babies’ the fitting tribute they deserve.
 
 
The work was done by two local artists, Max Nowell, who did the sandstone work, and Adam Booth who created the galvanised butterflies. Border Signs & Graphics created the bespoke bench under the tree. The overall design was created by us with the professional guidance of Fiona Robertson, Landscape Gardener. The area will be maintained by D&G Sands with the help of Mr. A Robison, gardener. Parents can have a plaque with their babies’ name placed on sandstone around the border, this can be arranged through D&G Council, cost of approximately £100.
 
The work carried out was made possible by over £35 000 being raised locally. Thank to everyone who contributed to and supported this very important project.

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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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