#15babiesaday

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On 15th June Surrey Sands spent time in Guildford town centre to help raise awareness of the #15babiesaday that are dying before during or shortly after birth. Hearing people say ‘wow is it really 15?’ and ’15, thats too many’ really showed us that we made some impact.

Emma Kedge appointed new Chair of Surrey Sands

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With immediate effect, Emma Kedge is the new chair of Surrey Sands. The other members of the updated committee will be: 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)

Kate Price and Tracy Siner step down as co-chairs

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“Our AGM was held last night where Tracy and Kate officially stood down as Chairs to our local Sands Group. It’s been an incredibly rewarding experience to lead our group in memory of William, Angelica and James. Surrey Group has a strong committee which will now be lead by Emma Kedge, the new Chair. We know she will do an … Read More

Wave of Light

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The annual Wave of Light event for members took place on 15 October 2016. More pictures are in this Facebook album.

Kingston Children and Babies Memorial official opening

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The Kingston Children and Babies Memorial Garden was officially opened on Saturday 24th September by the Mayor and Mayoress of Kingston, Geoff and Sheila Austin. Surrey Sands worked in partnership with the Royal Borough of Kingston to raise the funds to extend their babies memorial garden with bereavement services at Kingston crematorium. It was designed and constructed by Andrew Farquharson … Read More

Invitation to Kingston Garden Opening

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Flyer advertising the Kingston Children and Babies Memorial Garden opening

We are delighted to announce that the Kingston Children and Babies Memorial Garden will officially open on Saturday 24th September at 2pm. We have worked in partnership with the Royal Borough of Kingston to raise funds to extend their babies memorial garden with bereavement services at Kingston crematorium. Andrew Farquharson Garden Design were awarded the contract in January 2016 after … Read More

Kingston Garden Updates

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Kingston Children and Babies Memorial Garden.

This page will be updated below as the garden progresses. For more photos, please visit our facebook album. The planting is all in place and it looks simply glorious in the summer sunshine. The planting is almost complete with the finishing touches taking place tomorrow. The build is nearly there too with just a few ‘special features’ due to arrive … Read More

Sands Awareness Month

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Sands Awareness Month 2016.

Today is the first day of Sands Awareness Month. Here are some facts about our local support services to raise awareness that over 100 babies will die each week in the UK during the month of June. Did you know: we have helped fund bereavement suites and dual purpose bereavement rooms in hospitals to enable bereaved parents to have time … Read More

Parent talk at Epsom hospital

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A huge thank you to Martin who gave a powerful parent talk on the death of a baby at today’s Sands awareness training to midwives at Epsom hospital.