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  • We are very grateful to Turner & Townsend in Edinburgh for choosing to support us through Business Fives which is a 5 a side tournament for businesses in Scotland. Business Fives is the first national tournament like this and offers a chance for teams to get together and have fun, as well as meet
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  • The Edinburgh Marathon Festival is our biggest fundraising event of the year and takes place on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th May 2018. Join #TeamSANDSLothians and be a hero at EMF 2018, helping to provide essential support to families at the worst of times. This is Scotland's biggest ever-growing festival
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  • Go on an enchanting journey of light and sound at the Supernova Run 5K at the iconic Kelpies. Pick your race day, either Friday 10th November @ 8pm, Saturday 11th November @ 7pm or Sunday 12th November @ 5pm. Help us look after families at the worst of times, by running a 5k
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  • The Scottish Half Marathon + 10K is the ultimate running experience combining fast, flat routes with stunning view of East Lothian's Golf Coast - sign up and run for us and support families at the worst of times. The route is seriously flat & rapid - if you want to set a personal
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  • The Baby Box initiative will be officially launched in Scotland this month. It is important that this is managed sensitively for families whose baby has died. There is the opportunity to return the box, cancel the box or have someone else do this on behalf of the parents. Families can
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  • And the knitting keeps coming! We are so touched and encouraged to be receiving so many parcels and deliveries with the most beautiful knitting for the most precious and special babies. A special shout out to John Lewis who provided 10 balls of white wool for this project. Cath Noon has been busy knitting
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  • We all know the benefits of keeping healthy and running but sometimes it is hard to commit and get out there. Sometimes having an event and support can really make the difference between thinking about it...and actually doing it! We know exercise helps our heads and hearts so why not
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  • Some heartwarming stories of Acts of Kindness today as part of the Kindness Project we took part in. ⯑ Lynsey Berwick and her children Liam and Hannah sent a postcard to their Auntie who needed some cheering up, donated money to Children's Hospices Across Scotland and took part in their project to help create a surge
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  • Meet the incredible and inspiring Christie family. Last year they did the abseil for SANDS Lothians as a couple raising thousands and this year they have embarked on some more crazy antics to raise valuable funds in memory of their twin daughters Darcey and Lucy who sadly died in 2013. The
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  • This is such a moving article and I felt like I could have written it myself about my own journey. I have proof of life after death through my own survival after my son died but also through all the families I meet who are survivors. They are proof that our
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  • Team Jenna goes from strength to strength giving the family the strength to face each day without their little girl. Last Monday the children of the Network Junior Choir run by Mrs Drummond performed an amazing show called 'Ali Baba and the Bongo Bandits' which raised a fantastic sum of
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  • Tracy and Nicola were humbled and touched to have been nominated for a #strongerthanyouthink award presented by Avril at Women Run Strong. We were kindly nominated by Mary O'Brien who is a midwife at RIE and who also ran in the EMF with other colleagues of 'marathon midwives'. Thank you for coming out today
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  • This is a picture of compassion, love and humanity.We appealed for knitters a few months ago and we are now beginning to see all the labours of love flood in from the local community and beyond. The knitting pictured has been kindly donated by Knutty Knitters at SQA, Hazel Watson (pictured in
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  • We are always incredibly appreciative of anyone that chooses to fundraise for us and are inspired by the huge variety of challenges and events that our supporters take part in. We wanted to share about Kirsty Nicholls who is taking part in the Ultimate Race to the Stones next month,
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  • We wanted to share with you about the incredible Marathon Midwives from NHS Lothian who ran the marathon relay for us at Edinburgh Marathon Festival. They popped into the office last Friday to hand in some extra sponsor money and let us know that they managed to raise a wonderful
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  • Team Jenna in full force again! This time mum Shelley and friends climbed Ben Nevis and between them raised an incredible £1,329. Shelley and Fraser suffered the devastating loss of their second daughter Jenna last year when she was just a day old. Since their loss, the family have been supported
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  • Tracy, Nicola, Angie and Cecilia attended the joint MBBRACE-UK, EACH BABY COUNTS and MCQIC Event in Edinburgh and had a stand showcasing the charity's support. We were pleased to hear Scotland is leading the way in regards to reducing stillbirth numbers. The 2015 rate for the whole of the UK
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  • Angie, our Fundraising Manager, went to meet John Campbell and the Riverside Darts Team in Musselburgh. They have been hard at work fundraising for us all year, organising not one, but two 12 hour darts marathons as well as organising a fabulous fancy dress walk from Musselburgh to Portobello and
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  • We wanted to say a huge thank you to Carol and Mike Milligan who completed the West Highland Way recently to mark the year that their precious nephew Joe would have turned 10. They walked an incredible 96 miles from Milngavie to Fort William and even had enough energy left
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  • DRUM ROLL PLEASE.... We are utterly delighted (understatement) to announce that our total for the EMF, Stirling marathon and Edinburgh half is a WHOPPING... £46,672.08 !!! This amount is still going up every day, with further donations plus sponsorship money and once Gift Aid is included, we expect it to be
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  • Befriending Group

    Befriending Group - Edinburgh

    Craiglockhart Centre, 177 Colinton Road Edinburgh EH14 1BZ

    Mon 4th Sept 2017        7-9 PM

    Mon 2nd Oct 2017        7-9 PM

    Mon 6th Nov 2017        7-9 PM

    Mon 4th Dec 2017        7-9 PM

    Befriending Group - West Lothian

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

    Mon 11th Sep 2017         7-9 PM

    Mon 9th Oct 2017          7-9 PM

    Mon 13th Nov 2017       7-9 PM

    Mon 11th Dec 2017       7-9 PM

  • Counselling

    We have free counselling available in Edinburgh and West Lothian. Please email 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 13th Sep 2017      7.45 - 9.45 PM

    Wed 11th Oct  2017      7.45 - 9.45 PM

    Wed 8th Nov  2017      7.45 - 9.45 PM

    Wed 13th Dec  2017      7.45 - 9.45 PM

  • Parent and Toddler

    Parent and Toddler


    Meet on the last Tuesday of every month


    Tues 26th Sep 2017     9.30 - 11.30 AM

    Tues 31st Oct 2017     9.30 - 11.30 AM

    Tues 28th NOV 2017     9.30 - 11.30 AM


    Meet on the Second Thursday of each Month

    Thur 14th Sep 2017         9.30 - 11.30 AM

    Thur 12th Oct 2017          9.30 - 11.30 AM

    Thur 9th Nov 2017          9.30 - 11.30 AM

    Thur 14th Dec 2017          9.30 - 11.30 AM

  • Subsequent Pregnancy Support

    Pregnancy Support Group - Edinburgh

    Mon 21st Aug 2017       7-9 PM

    Mon 18th Sep 2017       7-9 PM

    Mon 16th Oct 2017         7-9 PM

    Mon 20th Nov 2017         7-9 PM

    Mon 18th Dec 2017         7-9 PM

  • TTC / IVF Assisted Conception Fertility Support

    TTC / IVF            Assisted Conception               Fertility Support - Edinburgh

    Tues 12th Sep 2017         7-9 PM

    Tues 10th Oct 2017         7-9 PM

    Tues 14th Nov 2017         7-9 PM

    Tues 12th Dec 2017         7-9 PM