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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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  • Delighted to launch our Christmas card designs for 2016! We hope you like them. The graphics have been especially designed for the charity by Rosalyn Dickson (Nicola's talented sister in law). Little 'Chalky' was drawn by the super talented Mandy Anderson at Mandy Anderson Art. Many thanks to these women
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  • A massive congratulations and heartfelt thank you to Leigh Gordon for her incredible fundraising in memory of her baby Madelyn. Leigh's daughter passed away last August due to a severe brain injury following a traumatic home birth. Leigh had some counselling via ourselves at this devastating time and wanted to
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  • We have some more SANDS Lothians sporting men to share with you! This one comes with a shaved head and a circus strongman costume!! Niall Darroch has completed the Borders Triathlon Series in aid of the charity. The final race of the series was at Eyemouth, and represented the end
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  • This year our annual Christmas Service is on the 4th of December at Craiglockhart Parish Church from 14.30.  It is an opportunity to take time out of your life at this busy time to give thought to your precious baby. Famlilies can light a candle, include their baby's name in
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  • Well done to the St John's Bereavement team for making it into the top 3 in the Top Team category at the Scottish Health Awards 2016. They beat 450 nominations and although they didn't win their category tonight they will always be winners in our eyes. It was a fantastic
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  • We were delighted to meet with Kathryn from The Daisy Foundation Edinburgh East and Becca who organised a Charity walk to raise funds for SANDS Lothians in memory of Becca's precious baby Ryan who was stillborn last year. They raised an incredible amount of money and it was great to
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  • The Scottish Politicians Awards are hosted annually at Prestonfield in Edinburgh and recognises the excellent work carried out at both Holyrood and Westminster and recognises politicians - at a national and local level - who have helped to shape events. Each year an award is given to the Campaign of the Year
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  • Congratulations to the 'Terrific Trio' Lynn Rose, Emma Campbell and Gill Thomson who have made it to the final of the Daily Record Health Heroes awards. These awards recognise individuals and teams who have been nominated from all over Scotland for their amazing contributions to the NHS. The team and the rest
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  • A huge well done to Cara, Lucy, Erin, Keeva, Abigail, Claudia, Olivia, Eilidh and Beth who all had a great time running the Great Scottish Run Toddler Dash in Glasgow today in memory of Cara's big sisters Molly & Grace. Brilliant atmosphere, the sun shone and the kids were amazing!
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  • If you are feeling adventurous, are free on Sunday 9th October and fancy jumping of the Forth Rail Bridge for charity then you've come to the right place!We have 3 places up for grabs as part of a team of 10. Registration closes this Friday (apologies for short timescales but
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  • Today we went from 5 to 6!Tracy Watt joined the team as our part time Sports fundraiser and we are over the moon that Tracy is joining team SANDS Lothians and we know she will be a great asset. We had a really positive staff meeting today discussing all we
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  • We always knew we were beautiful inside and out and we are thrilled to hear we have been selected as Miss West Lothian nominated charity of 2016! Rachel Adam won the title of Miss West Lothian this year and she is hosting a charity 70's evening to raise funds for us. We
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  • We are delighted to announce our new partnership working with Jennifer Falconer Coaching. Jennifer offers relaxation and meditation coaching and the testimonials and feedback from bereaved families have been extremely positive with one woman reporting she had the best sleep since her loss. Jennifer will be based in our Health and Wellbeing
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  • Lots of fun at Marks and Spencer - Livingston Almondvale today. The staff took part in a step class at the centre and we went along to raise awareness and speak to shoppers about our support. We spoke to three families who had suffered a loss from some time ago to fairly recent
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  • We are very excited to be working in partnership with Edinburgh Napier University Graphic Design Department. The students' project this year is to design bereavement cards for ourselves. We would really like the bereaved to be involved in this and we hope you can help us. The students wish to learn
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  • It really is a family affair when it comes to fundraising for Team Ellie. Kate and Andrew suffered the heartbreak of losing their precious baby Ellie last year when she was stillborn. They wanted to do something in memory of their daughter and have set themselves a target to raise
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  • On the 8th of August Nicola attended an NHS Lothian meeting looking at Bereavement Education and Training. We believe this is at the heart of compassionate and supportive care when a family loses a baby and NHS Lothian are working hard to provide training for professionals dealing with families at
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  • Meet Vi Smart. This wonderful woman is 86 years old and is part of 'knit and yap' who meet at Oxgangs Library to knit for the charity. Vi's eyesight is failing but she is determined to continue knitting beautiful little baby items for our charity shop on South Clerk Street.
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  • What a team!We were thrilled to be invited to Barclays Bank Princes Street yesterday to meet some of the Tough Mudder participants and receive a cheque for an amazing £2929. Deborah Valentine (not pictured) is one of the charity champions and has been motivating everyone to be involved in many activities to
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Next Meetings

  • Befriending Group

    Befriending Group - Edinburgh

    Craiglockhart Centre, 177 Colinton Road Edinburgh EH14 1BZ

    Mon 7th Nov 2016         7-9 PM

    Mon 5th Dec 2016        7-9 PM

    Mon 9th Jan 2017         7-9 PM

    Befriending Group - West Lothian

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

    Mon 14th Nov 2016       7-9 PM

    Mon 12th Dec 2016      7-9 PM

    Mon 16th Jan 2017      7-9 PM

  • Counselling

    We have free counselling available in Edinburgh and West Lothian. Please email info@sands-lothians.org.uk for more information or to seek an appointment.

  • 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 9th Nov 2016       7.45 - 9.45 PM

    Wed 14th Dec 2016      7.45 - 9.45 PM

    Wed 18th Jan 2016      7.45 - 9.45 PM 

  • Parent and Toddler

    Parent and Toddler

    WEST LOTHIAN - JAKS DEN, GEDDES HOUSE, LIVINGSTON, EH54 6GU

    Meet on the last Tuesday of every month

    Tues 29th Nov 2016          9.30 - 11.30 AM

    NO MEETING IN DEC

    Tues 31st Jan 2017         9.30 - 11.30 AM

     

    EDINBURGH - BABIES AND BUMPS CAFE, 13-15 CHURCHILL PLACE, EDINBURGH, EH10 4BE

    Meet on the Second Thursday of each Month

    Thur 17th Nov 2016         9.30 - 11.30 AM

    Thur 15th Dec 2016           9.30 - 11.30 AM

    Thur 19th Jan 2016          9.30 - 11.30 AM

     

     

     

  • Subsequent Pregnancy Support

    Pregnancy Support Group - Edinburgh

    Mon 21st Nov 2016       7-9 PM

    Mon 19th Dec 2016      7-9 PM

    Mon 23rd JAn 2017       7-9 PM

  • TTC / IVF Assisted Conception Fertility Support

    TTC / IVF            Assisted Conception               Fertility Support - Edinburgh

    Tues 15th Nov 2016       7-9 PM

    Tues 13th Dec 2016      7-9 PM

    Tues 17th Jan 2017       7-9 PM