Sands Fundraising blog, charity, stillbirth, neonatal death, support
The Fundraising Team, Sands | 17 April 2018

In the build up to the Virgin Money London Marathon we're meeting a few of our wonderful #TeamSands runners. If you're interested in becoming a #TeamSands supporter, check out our list of exciting fundraising events.


Name: Sarah

From: Faversham

Why you are running for Sands?

My daughter Lucy was stillborn at 40 weeks + 10 days (10 days after due date). Following a text book pregnancy, it was a total, devastating shock. Sands were amazing. I didn’t feel alone and I could be honest with how I was feeling without feeling guilty as I didn’t want to burden my family with exactly how I was feeling, as they were also grieving, so talking to someone else was a godsend. Losing your child is one of the hardest thing to go through in life. Raising money to help Sands research ways to prevent this happening was a natural choice when I received my ballot place.

Sarah Burns, Sands, London Marathon, fundraising, stillbirth, stillborn

What has been your biggest challenge while training?

The weather, injuries and illness have meant a very disjointed training programme.

What are you most looking forward to?  

The atmosphere 

What is your expected fundraising target?

Originally I had a target of £1000, but exceeded this and now hoping for £1500

What is your expected finishing time?

Due to injuries, just want to finish, so likely around 6hrs

Where can I donate?

https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/SarahBurns7