We campaign across the UK to raise awareness of the issues relating to stillbirth and neonatal death, obtain widespread commitment to reducing the number of babies dying, and ensure the right care and support is available at the right time after the death of a baby.

Find out about how we are doing this and how you can support us below.

Pregnancy and Baby Charities Network

As a member of the Pregnancy and Baby Charities Network, Sands has worked collaboratively with 21 other organisations over a number of years to influence policy in order to address inequalities and improve outcomes across the country.

Read more about the network and download our Manifesto here.

Sands Awareness Month

June is Sands Awareness Month, when we all work hard to increase awareness of stillbirth and neonatal death and the everlasting impact experienced when a precious baby dies during pregnancy, at birth or shortly afterwards.

While many more people are aware of the pain of baby loss because of the work of Sands and other organisations, many people still have no idea and it remains a taboo subject.

Find out more about Sands Awareness Month

Baby Loss Awareness Week

Baby Loss Awareness Week takes place in October every year. It’s an opportunity for parents, their families and friends to acknowledge and remember their precious babies who have died. It is is led by Sands in collaboration with over 60 charities in the UK.

Baby Loss Awareness Week is an opportunity:

  • for bereaved parents and families across the world to commemorate their babies’ lives
  • to break the silence around pregnancy or baby loss in the UK
  • to ensure all bereaved parents in the UK get the best possible care, wherever they live, when they need it

Find out about Baby Loss Awareness Week

Become a Sands campaigner

100 babies are stillborn, or die shortly after birth, every week in the UK. We need your help to keep these babies on the political agenda, and to raise awareness nationally and locally. Whilst Sands has a structured campaigning programme and has met with many of the key health representatives, politicians ultimately want to hear from – and listen more to – their local constituents.

Find out more about how you can become a Sands campaigner