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  • Raise a free donation for us when you shop at over 4,000 retailers this Christmas. Find out more at    
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  • This year's Christmas Service will be held on Sunday 6th December at 2pm at Craiglockhart Church, Craiglockhart Drive North, Edinburgh, EH14 1HS.  It would be appreciated if parents could attend without babies or young children due to the nature of the charity and the service.  I hope you understand.  Please
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  • A fantastic family event organised by one of our bereaved parents Tracy.  Please do come along and support if you can.  A positive way to end Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness in October
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  • A fantastic evening at The King Penguins Charity Rugby Dinner for SANDS Lothians and Rwandan Orphans Project. Still counting but the evening looks to have raised around £12,000 which will be split between the two charities. This an incredible amount to raise from an event. A huge thank you to
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  • Thank you to all the customers at Tesco Express Craiglockhart who donated to our charity today. David McGowan is a manager at the store and running the half marathon this wknd as part of Scottish Half Marathon. We are so grateful to him and our volunteers today including the large
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  • Have you voted for us yet? We are thrilled to have been nominated for a butterfly award for UK Organisation and Support and we would really appreciate your support! Click on Thank you x
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  • Congratulations to sister and brother act Ewen and Katy Anderson who completed a gruelling triathlon in Aviemore today. They have raised £640 so far and still counting. Thanks to friends and family who kindly donated to help us continue to support bereaved families. Feet up tonight guys!
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  • Thank you to all the pupils in P6 at Simpson Primary School who completed a sponsored silence and raised £242.40 to mark what would be Harrison's 8th birthday. Harrison sadly died at just 4 years old from myocarditis and SANDS Lothians have supported the family on their painful journey since
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  • Next Sunday Ewen and Katy, siblings from Forres (up north!) are taking part in the Aviemore Triathlon - they will be busting a gut to beat each other, too, so if you want to support them, urge one of them on or just feel sorry for them (it does look very
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  • So far we have three SANDS legends running the Great Scottish Run for us in October. David McGowan, Charlotte O'Farrell and Gemma Gray are all going for the main half marathon event in Glasgow. You can sponsor Gemma here: and David here: ...
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  • JUNO is a fantastic organisation who support mums with perinatal mental health difficulties and meet weekly in our Craiglockhart Office.  Next week they are holding an open doors week for health professionals, anyone interested in learning more about what they do or if you think you might benefit from their
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  • Here's a warning for any of you wanting to do the Scottish Half Marathon is a brand new event and is looking like a great way to run a fast time! Entries close on September 9th - charity entries are available if you can commit to raising a pre-agreed fundraising amount.
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  • Thursday thank you's! We were delighted to have little 4 year old Holly visit us today with her bag full of pennies.  Holly took part in our toddler back in June and raised an incredible £202.  Well done Holly - we think you are wonderful.  Thanks also to James Gibb Residential
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  • A great training day at St John's with SANDS UK and SANDS Lothians. We are so fortunate to have committed, caring and passionate midwives and professionals who are trying to do everything to provide the best support they can at a heartbreaking time. Thanks to Lee Knowles for being brave
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  • Please pass this on to anyone that might need it: From the director of the Miscarriage Association "I thought you might like to know about the Miscarriage Association’s new resources for young people affected by pregnancy loss, which we are launching today.... As you can see from the attached, the
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  • One of the hardest milestones for bereaved parents has to be the year your child should start school. The empty feeling you often carry is magnified and you are surrounded with pictures on social media of children on their first day of school. Perhaps you have living children and have
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  • A massive, huge, gigantic thank you to all the wonderful volunteers who helped out at our recent Marks and Spencer Livingston charity weekend and the kind customers who donated so generously and took part in the guess how many percy pigs in a jar. You are all wonderful and have helped raise
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  • Run. Sweat. Smile. Repeat.Read all about our very own superwoman as she blogs about her 2015 challenge to run 2015km. Lewis would be incredibly proud of your achievements Tracy x
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  • Drum roll please....We are delighted to launch our new website which features one of the first of our new videos. Thank you to everyone involved in making this happen including Gillian Wilkinson who agreed to speak about her experience after the loss of her little boy Jacob. Thank you to all the
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  • I hope some of you can join us ........
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Next Meetings

  • Befriending Group

    Befriending Group - Edinburgh

    Craiglockhart Centre, 177 Colinton Road Edinburgh EH14 1BZ

    Monday  1st Feb 2016 7pm-9pm

    Monday 7th March 2016 7-9 PM Monday 4th April 2016 7-9PM

    Befriending Group - West Lothian

    Craigsfarm Maree Walk, Craigshill, Livingston

    Monday 8th Feb 2016 7pm -9pm

    Monday 14th March 2016 7-9m Pm
  • Counselling

    We have free counselling available in Edinburgh and West Lothian. Please email for more information or to seek an appointment.

  • IVF/Fertility Support

    IVF/Fertility Support - Edinburgh

    Tuesday 9th Feb 2016  7-9 pm

    Tuesday 15th March  2016  7-9Pm

    Tuesday 12 th April 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

    next meetings -

    Wednesday 10th Feb 2016    7.45-9.45

  • Parent and Toddler

    Parent and Toddler - Craigsfarm

    Next meet up in January TBC

  • Subsequent Pregnancy Support

    Pregnancy Support Group - Edinburgh

    Monday 22nd Feb 2016  7-9 pm

    Monday 21st March 2016 7-9 PM Monday 18th April 2016 7-9 PM