About Us

Surrey Sands, the Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity was established in 1983 as a local group within the nationwide Sands registered charity, working to the aims and objectives set out by UK Sands.

As a local branch of the national charity, we:

Cover seven hospitals across Surrey

Epsom General Hospital, St Helier, St Peter’s Hospital, Croydon University Hospital, East Surrey, Kingston Hospital and Royal Surrey.

Are entirely self funded

Surrey Sands receive no form of statutory funding. We are very grateful for donations that allow us to provide support to local families

We support bereaved parents

Bereavement support is at the core of everything we do. Some of the services that we offer include Telephone support (helpline), Befrienders, Group support and much more – read our support page for further information.

We raise awareness

16 babies every day just before, during or soon after birth. Many of these deaths are preventable.

We train healthcare professionals

We try to ensure that bereaved parents and families receive the best possible care. We provide training and talks for health professionals based on the Sands Guidelines which give practical guidance on how to meet parents’ needs and provide good bereavement care.

The Committee

The management committee and befrienders all offer their services on a voluntary basis. Nearly all of us are also bereaved parents.

  • Emma Kedge (Chair)
  • Josie Fisher (Treasurer)
  • Susan Rose (Secretary)
  • Caroline Evans (Committee volunteer)
  • Becky Collins (Committee volunteer)
  • Lucy Gadney (Committee volunteer)
  • Max Dobson (Committee volunteer)
  • Sarah Dobson (Committee volunteer)
  • Rochelle Beaumont (Committee volunteer)

Bereavement Helpline
07817 410075

General Enquiries