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Chesterfield are part of a UK-wide network of Sands Groups

ABOUT CHESTERFIELD SANDS

Chesterfield Sands is a local support group which has been set up by local parents who have all suffered the devastating loss of a baby.

th-coffee-420x0[1]Part of the National Sands Charity (Stillbirth and neonatal death charity), Chesterfield Sands has been set up to offer support to anyone affected by the loss of a baby, at any stage of pregnancy, before, during or after birth. We hold monthly support meetings to offer support, comfort and understanding to anyone affected by the loss of a baby. Our friendly and relaxed meetings are an opportunity for bereaved parents to meet others who have been through a similar experience. We support families locally and other areas including Sheffield, Doncaster and Worksop.

Our aims at Chesterfield Sands are to provide anyone affected by the loss of a baby, at any stage of pregnancy, help and support though our monthly support meetings, to provide one to one telephone support and advice through our Helpline or by e-mail and to provide information on all aspects of the loss of a baby to bereaved families and health professionals. We work with the local hospital and other health professionals to improve care given to all families before, during and after their loss, to make this devastating process a little easier on all the family and friends affected by that loss.

091Chesterfield Sands works hard on supporting families that desperately need our help. We also try to raise awareness of our group by continuing fundraising projects. These vital funds are used in many ways to provide the community with a service that can help support them after any loss. Since the group launched we have been able to provide the local hospital with a cold cot, we have built and launched the Never Land baby memorial garden and are close to our £20,000 target needed for the Boythorpe Baby Memorial Garden. None of this would be possible without the support and help of everyone who has joined in our events and organised and held their own fundraising events, donating the proceeds to our group. We have received donations from many generous sources including local schools, colleges, slimming groups, local businesses and others.

Chesterfield Sands was launched April 2011, and has been supporting families locally in Chesterfield, Sheffield, Doncaster and Worksop and surrounding areas ever since. The group is run by volunteers and support is given by bereaved parents who have been befriender trained by the main Sands charity. All our volunteers are unpaid and give up their own time to help other families in their darkest hours. Without these wonderful families we would not be able to provide the community with the help and support they need. Thank you to them all for their continuing help and to everyone who has supported, helped and donated in any way to Chesterfield Sands.

Nicky Whelan, Chesterfield Sands Chair

HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?

Chesterfield Sands holds monthly support meetings to offer support...

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HOW CAN YOU HELP US?

Our support group survives purely on monies raised from donations and...

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HOW TO GET IN TOUCH

We offer telephone, email and personal support. Please contact us...

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