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  • We wanted to give a huge shout out to brothers Ross and Fraser Baxter who did Pedal for Scotland at the weekend, raising money in memory of Fraser and Shelley's precious daughter, Jenna. Team Jenna have been incredible, running the half marathon at the Edinburgh Marathon Festival, climbing Ben Nevis and now Pedal
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  • Its never easy to talk publicly about the death of your baby but today Paula Gryska-Radziszewska spoke bravely and eloquently about her precious boy Leon who sadly died last year after spending a short time in neonatal. This talk is part of the medical students course organised through The University of
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  • "My 5 year old son Rowan, would like to use his Queensferry crossing experience to raise some funds for a good cause and together we choseSANDS Lothians. In 2014 I gave birth to a baby boy who had down syndrome and 2 major heart conditions which, until his dramatic arrival, had
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  • Another inspiring story to fill the soul for the weekend! It started with an idea and has grown...and grown...since then. Christina Marshall (midwife at RIE and one of the Bereavement care champrions at RIE) spoke to Maria Wood (midwife at RIE) about running the Edinburgh Marathon Festival for us in 2018. What
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  • We are so grateful to Paul Brown, our community hero, for choosing to don his running trainers again in support of our work. His challenge this time will be 7 marathons in 7 days - no mean feat! He will be completing this challenge during the national Baby Loss Awareness Week, 9th-15th
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  • A few months ago we shared a story about Sandra Thomson who wrote to HobbyCraft, Livingston to enquire about the company donating balls of wool to knit some items for us. The manager, Thomas McAuley very generously replied and Sandra came in through the week to hand over the most beautiful little
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  • This is a charity concert in aid of us and Richmond's Hope and will be a wonderful evening of beautiful and heartfelt music. We are very grateful to have Kitch Lewis, an accomplished musician performing for us on the sax and keyboard. There will be different types of music, so
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  • A reminder to all our families in West Lothian, and beyond, that our Mother and Toddler group is held on the last Tuesday of every month. This is a relaxed group for any parent who has suffered a loss and has gone on to have another baby or already has
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  • It's a Knockout by WeDO Scotland for SANDS Lothians was AMAZING! So much fun and much hilarity. The sun shon, the hog roast was yum and the kids and spectators were fabulous. We simply can't thank Belinda and Gaynor from WeDO for all their hard work in organising and pulling off this
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  • Our new purpose built rooms within the new Craigsfarm Community Hub, Livingston are well under way. Today Nicola donned a hard hat to sign the pillar in the main hall. She did it with all the babies and families in mind and know this building will provide much support to
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  • We had an amazing day at the West Lothian Run, organised by our hero supporter Paul Brown. We were delighted to be nominated as the chosen charity for the event and Tracy and Angie went to support our runners and also have a stand to raise awareness about our work. It
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  • SIGN UP NOW!! Only a week to go till our fun It's a Knockout event in Edinburgh. I'm sure there are many reading this who have secretly always wanted to dress as a telly tubby and complete an assault course  lots of fun prizes, kids mini assault course plus BBQ and
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  • We understand that everyone's journey and story is different. For many families another baby does not always follow for different reasons. Some families may not fall pregnant again, are physically unable to carry another baby or for some the journey just too anxious or painful. We have a number of parents
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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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Next Meetings

  • 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 3rd Oct 2017         7-9 PM

    Tues 14th Nov 2017         7-9 PM

    Tues 12th Dec 2017         7-9 PM