Fundraising for Sands

Sadly, the death of a baby is not a rare event. Every 90 minutes in the UK a baby dies shortly before, during or soon after birth. This is unacceptable and Sands is determined to reduce the number of babies dying by at least 20% by 2020. We receive very little government funding and rely entirely on donations and our passionate fundraisers.

By fundraising or donating to Sands you are sharing our vision of a world where fewer babies die and helping to ensure that every bereaved family, wherever they live in the UK, gets the care and support they need, when they need it, for as long as they need it.

Thank you so very much for your support, we could do none of this without you

How will my fundraising help?

Our local volunteers provide support services at a local level. We achieve this through our:

  • 1:1 Befriending
  • Helpline
  • Hospital Bereavement Suites
  • Gardens
  • Newsletter
  • Leaflets and booklets
  • Memorial Events
  • Precious memory bags for parents
  • Support Group Meetings
  • Training of healthcare professionals
  • Website

Introducing Remem-bear, our fundraising mascot!

Funding is also used to maintain and expand our extensive bereavement care training programme for health professionals across the UK including those within Surrey.

Research is also an incredibly important part of Sands work and any donations or fundraising will also be helping to fund research to better understand what causes baby deaths and save babies’ lives to ultimately ensure every parent gets to see their baby grow up.

We are very grateful for any donations that we receive. Your support will help us continue to provide vital support to local families.

Ways to fundraise

Join our team

If you would like to create a JustGiving online donation page to support your fundraising in aid of Sands, it’s really quick and simple to do. All you need to do is click here, then click the “Join the Team” link and follow the steps to create and personalise your page. Then you can register your event with us, and our Fundraising and Supporter Care teams can help your efforts.

Funeral donations

Assuming you are reading this before the funeral of your precious baby, please consider nominating donations to Sands in lieu of flowers. In the long run you too will benefit from the support we provide. whom you will meet at groups and events. Please enclose a stamped addressed envelope so that a receipt can be forwarded.

Legacy Giving

Our own departure is not something any of us like to think about. What is important is that we make our wishes clear in advance of the event. The simplest way is to write a will. If it is your wish to support Surrey Sands you may choose to make a donation from your estate, alternatively you may choose to request donations to Surrey Sands in lieu of flowers.

Whilst you shop

You can sign up with easyfundraising, nominate Surrey Sands and raise funds for FREE every time you shop online with over 2700 retailers. To find out more please visit:

Online donation

You can do this simply online by credit or debit card.

Ad hoc donations

Those who attend any of our events will now be familiar with the donations bucket! Please give generously