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  • We were delighted to meet Helen Christie and receive a cheque for £500. Helen arranged a wonderful fundraiser at the weekend in memory of precious Madelyn. At the event, Take Two DDK Live Music provided the entertainment and made sure everyone had a great time. The fundraiser was a huge
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  • Angie, our Fundraising Manager, had the pleasure of attending the final lunch of the rugby season with the Edinburgh Rugby Oldies Society's (EROS) at Stewart's Melville Inverleith Sports Grounds and Club. She received a generous cheque for £1000 to support our work from the EROS Chairman, Howard Haslett (pictured). EROS
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  • More beautiful hand knitted items delivered with love from Scottish Qualifications Authority and the 'knutty knitters' led by Carole Lomas.  These incredible ladies have committed to knitting for us for two years and have given so much comfort to many families over the years. They knit a range of items
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  • Thanks to some new volunteers coming on board we are now open every day except Wednesday!! Why not pay us a visit, you never know what treasures you will find, our stock changes every day. We would like to thank you all for the fantastic donations which have been handed
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  • Kareen is doing the abseil from the Forth Rail Bridge in October. She wanted to do something to support our work and she is good friends with our Sports Fundraiser Tracy. Kareen was at her hairdressers Kevin O'Neill Hair this week and was telling Kevin all about her challenge. When she went
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  • A huge thank you to all our wonderful volunteers who came and bag packed with us at Morrisons, Ferry Road today. It was a fab day, with lots of people keen to support us and learn more about our work. We have six heavy donation buckets to count, so we
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  • We are delighted to welcome our first two final year midwifery students on placement with us for the next 4 weeks. Nicole Murray and Laura Gillanders have already met with some families this week and been deeply moved hearing their stories and seeing pictures of their precious and much loved
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  • Lianne Docherty, our West Lothian volunteer co-ordinator and bereaved mum, was delighted to attend the Livingston Rotary Club charity dinner last week and accept a cheque for £1,250 which was raised through fundraising from Lizette and Paddy Bingham making and selling Rudolph's and other friendly creatures from bits of wood.We are even
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  • Another year and another fabulous ladies night to look forward to. This will be our 4th SANDS Lothians ladies night and last year sold out with 100 women attending. Tickets are £10 which includes buffet and DJ. We are delighted Jenny Halliday will also be singing for us and there
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  • A huge thank you to Asda Livingston and all their customers for their generous donation of £500 from their green token collections. Lianne Docherty, our West Lothian co-ordinator, was delighted to receive a cheque earlier in the week.  
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  • Congratulations to Andrew Corbett who completed a marathon in Spain at the weekend for SANDS Lothians. Andrew's close friend Caroline suffered the loss of her little baby Ryanne 5 years ago and Andrew wanted to do something to support the charity that supported his friend.  Andrew raised money via his marathon
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  • Entry for Kelpies Supernova is now OPEN! We've already got a number of supporters signed up and this sold out quickly last year. It's a fun 5K in the dark at the iconic Kelpies.  On your marks...get set...sign up! Sign up here:
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  • Denise Pettit and her husband grieved for their baby boy only to find out 5 years later that their baby they desperately missed was actually a girl. Denise's first baby was born in 1993 which they were told was a boy and they called him Ryan. The family were obviously
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  • MORRISON'S BAG PACK   Can you spare us a few hours on the 12th February? We need lots of lovely volunteers to help us bag pack at Morrisons on Ferry Road between 11am-1pm and 1-3pm.  This is a great chance for us to raise awareness of our work, while raising vital
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  • The Scottish Government's Review of Maternity and Neonatal Services went live today. This aims to improve the care pregnant woman receive to provide more person centred support and continuity in care. We are delighted to see Nicky Reynolds (one of our families) testimonial included and SANDS Lothians and NHS Lothian's St
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  • Grief does not follow a straight path. It is not about it starting awful and gradually getting better week by week. Time does not relate to 'getting better'. The loss of your own child is a forever journey of constantly doing loops and revisiting what happened and the pain. You
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  • A big shout out and thank you to Waitrose Morningside customers for their green token voting which resulted in a very generous donation to SANDS Lothians of £200. Many thanks to Tammy Stewart for her support by putting our name forward. This is not the first time Tammy has helped
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  • A massive well done and heartfelt thanks to Lizette and Paddy Bingham for their hard work, passion and generosity. We are one of 7 charities to benefit from the proceeds they both made (a staggering £8,766!) from making and selling Rudolph's and other friendly creatures from bits of wood. Thank
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  • Our Charity shop on South Clerk Street will close for Christmas on Tuesday 20th December 2016 and re-open for business on Monday 9th January 2017. We would like to Thank our dedicated Volunteers who give up their time throughout the year to Raise awareness and bring in Funds for the Charity   
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  • What a night! WeDO Scotland held their annual entrepreneur awards dinner on Friday which our CEO was invited to speak at. We are their chosen charity and we are delighted to announce that an incredible £5,000 was raised by the generous guests. Many, many thanks to everyone who donated on
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  • Befriending Group

    Befriending Group - Edinburgh

    Craiglockhart Centre, 177 Colinton Road Edinburgh EH14 1BZ

    Mon 3rd Apr 2017         7-9 PM

    Mon 1st May 2017         7-9 PM

    Mon 5th Jun 2017         7-9 PM


    Befriending Group - West Lothian

    NEW PREMISES - Unit 3, Carmondean Business Units, Carmondean Centre South Road , Livingston, EH54 8PT   

    Mon 10th  Apr 2017       7-9 PM

    Mon 8th May 2017        7-9 PM

    Mon 12th Jun 2017      7-9 PM

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  • Miscarriage Support

    Edinburgh Miscarriage Support Group

    Craiglockhart Centre, 177 Colinton Road, Edinburgh EH14 1BZ

    Meetings are on the second Wednesday of every month

    next meetings

    Wed 12th Apr 2017      7.45 - 9.45 PM

    Wed 10th May 2017      7.45 - 9.45 PM

    Wed 7th Jun 2017      7.45 - 9.45 PM

  • Parent and Toddler

    Parent and Toddler


    Meet on the last Tuesday of every month

    Tues 25th Apr 2017       9.30 - 11.30 AM

    Tues 30th May 2017       9.30 - 11.30 AM 

    Thur 27th Jun 2017      9.30 - 11.30 AM


    Meet on the Second Thursday of each Month

    Thur 20th Apr 2017            9.30 - 11.30 AM

    Thur 18th May 2017            9.30 - 11.30 AM

    Thur 15th Jun 2017             9.30 - 11.30 AM


  • Subsequent Pregnancy Support

    Pregnancy Support Group - Edinburgh

    Mon 17th Apr 2017       7-9 PM

    Mon 22th May 2017       7-9 PM

    Mon 19th Jun 2017       7-9 PM

  • TTC / IVF Assisted Conception Fertility Support

    TTC / IVF            Assisted Conception               Fertility Support - Edinburgh

    Tues 4th Apr 2017          7-9 PM

    Tues 9th May 2017         7-9 PM

    Tues 13th Jun 2017        7-9 PM