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  • The sun is out and some of you might feel like getting more exercise! We already have a number of supporters taking part in the Great Scottish Events. You can walk 10k or 20k and there is also a section for toddlers to take part in. We had lots of
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  •             We did it!! We smashed our ladies night total. We raised over £1700 and can't thank everyone enough for coming along and donating so generously - can't put into words how grateful and touched we are. What a wonderful group of women. Big thanks to our volunteers Lianne, Cathie, Claire
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  • We love these ladies! Another 2 large boxes of knitting has arrived full of beautiful Moses baskets, Angel sleeves and little beds. We cry every time we open the boxes and read the thoughtful letter from Carole Lomas on behalf of Knutty Knitters at SQA International Edinburgh. The last time
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  • Tickets are now on sale for an evening of uplifting music by Kitch Lewis. There will be a pre-concert Cafe open from 6.30pm so why not come along early for a cuppa, a chat and some delicious home baking. There is no set charge for this but all donations will
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  • A massive well done to Ryan's Ramblers who completed the Kiltwalk today for SANDS Lothians. Ryan's Ramblers consisted of Becca, Anna, Elspeth, Eilidh, Alana, Annie, Emma and Chaka the wonder dog.  They have also raised an incredible £1,370 and donations are still coming in. Becca and Niall's first baby Ryanwas stillborn in September
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  • Raised Voices kick started their fundraising ahead of next week's event with a coffee morning. It looks to be a fantastic night next week and anyone and everyone is welcome. We are so touched they would consider doing an event for us when the work they do needs support and recognition also.
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  • Charity night album launch for SANDS Lothians in the Station Hotel, Shotts. Friday 29th April. Free entry. All donations on the night will go to SANDS. There will be a wee raffle too. The lead singer/bass player and his family found SANDS Lothians to be a great support when they
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  • Not long to go now till our SANDS Lothians ladies night. We have already reserved tickets for 61 women so if you are interested then please get a ticket soon before they are all gone. We have around 80 places available so you will need to be fast! Please feel
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  • We are over the moon to be nominated as Marks and Spencer - Livingston Almondvale charity of the year. We can't wait to work together and help with all your fundraising ideas.  Huge thanks to all the staff who voted for us!
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  • As well as wanting to see as many runners at the Edinburgh Marathon Festival in SANDS Lothians vests we would love to see 6-8 and 9-12 year olds running for us in the Junior Races. Spaces are at a premium - we've just been told they will probably close entries to
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  • This looks set to be a fantastic day. This event is being organised and ran by a group of HND Events Management Students from Milton Road. It is a Family Fun Day for all members of the public at Craiglockhart Leisure Centre to raise money for SANDS Lothians on Saturday
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  • Many thanks to Louise MacKean for dropping off a beautiful hamper for our ladies night event in May. Louise's granddaughter sadly died in January and wanted to give something back to the charity. We are very touched and this will make a fantastic prize in our raffle.
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  • Many thanks to Brian Toal from the Rotary Club of Whitburn for presenting us with a generous cheque to help us continue our valuable work. We are very grateful to them for inviting us along to talk in January and for assisting us in our support for local families
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  • Many thanks to The Kitchin for their generous donation of £1175 as part of their monthly charity scheme. It was a pleasure to meet Tom Kitchin this morning and personally thank him for their support and share some information about the charity and how their contribution will helpIf you have never been
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  • What is a Rainbow Baby? You might have heard this term used after a family have lost a baby. A 'rainbow baby' is a baby that is born following a miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death or infant loss. In the real world, a beautiful and bright rainbow follows a storm and
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  • Join us for an afternoon of Fitness And Fun try out a selection of workout activities in one afternoon Get Fit and Fund Raise for SANDS LOTHIANS at the same time
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  • Losing one baby in your lifetime is heartbreaking but to lose two babies in the same year is too painful to even contemplate. Sadly Carla had this devastating double loss in 2015. Carla has a wonderfully supportive family who have been there for her in her darkest times and her
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  • We are delighted to welcome Indira (second from the left) to the team for the next 3 weeks. Indira is a final year midwifery student at Edinburgh Napier University. Thank you to the parents who have agreed to meet with Indira to share their story. This is the best education
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  • A positive meeting with senior midwives at Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh discussing clear pathways of support for bereaved families and support available via SANDS Lothians. Testimonials highlight that early signposting reduces the feeling of isolation in families and encourages positive funerals and helps validate intense feelings in those early days.
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  • A lovely morning spent with staff and locals at Low Port Centre in Linlithgow. We were thrilled to receive an email to say we had been nominated and went along with our 'big cheque' for a photo and to personally thank everyone. The centre had asked local families to nominate
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  • Befriending Group

    Befriending Group - Edinburgh

    Craiglockhart Centre, 177 Colinton Road Edinburgh EH14 1BZ

    Monday 2nd May 2016   7-9 PM

    Monday 6th June 2016     7-9 PM

    Befriending Group - West Lothian

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

    Monday 9th May 2016       7-9 PM

    Monday 13th June 2016       7-9 PM

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  • IVF/Fertility Support

    IVF/Fertility Support - Edinburgh

    Tuesday 10th May 2016     7-9 PM

    Tuesday 7th June 2016     7-9 PM


  • Miscarriage Support

    Edinburgh Miscarriage Support Group

    Craiglockhart Centre, 177 Colinton Road, Edinburgh EH14 1BZ

    Meetings are on the second Wednesday of every month

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    Wednesday 11th May 2016     7.45 - 9.45 PM

    Wednesday 8th June 2016     7.45 - 9.45 PM

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    Parent and Toddler - Craigsfarm

    Next meet up in TBC

  • Subsequent Pregnancy Support

    Pregnancy Support Group - Edinburgh

    Monday 23rd May 2016 7-9 PM

    Monday 20th June 2016 7-9 PM