Sands volunteers work across the country to support bereaved parents and improve the care they receive when a baby dies.

If you'd like to donate or raise money for a specific project, simply find a project below and visit its Just Giving page.

We'll add more projects here as soon as they are launched, so do check back regularly.


Bristol Sands Arnos Vale Project

Project run by: Bristol Sands

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Arnos Vale Cemetery is a Victorian cemetery in Bristol, and is undergoing significant restoration after being left derelict for many years. The cemetery has a stillbirth section but sadly graves remain unmarked. While many of the babies have been buried a very long time ago, some babies were still buried there as late as the 1970s. Their parents and families do not have a space to visit, nor a place to reflect.

Bristol Sands are supporting this restoration and wish to improve the stillbirth section by erecting a stone marker or monument in memory of all babies buried there. This will create a calm, respectful space for long ago bereaved parents to remember their babies in peace, offering much needed bereavement support.

#TeamSands-Bristol are absolutely committed to raising the money needed for this really important project. You'll see our team fundraising target on the right. Your kind donation, however small, can really help and will make such a difference to the lives of the families of the babies buried at Arnos Vale, thank you so much.

All funds raised on this page or #TeamSands-Bristol team pages linked to it, will all be jointly supporting activities linked to the core charitable aims of Sands. 

All the funds raised will be designated for the purpose of Bristol Sands Arnos Vale Project. Once this project is fully funded and it’s £5,000 target reached, any excess will be spent where the need is greatest, helping Sands to continue to deliver its vital services to support anyone affected by the death of a baby, to improve the bereavement care received by parents and families, and to promote research to reduce the number of babies dying.

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The dedication of Sands local groups across the UK enables us to provide local support to thousands of families across the UK. Where possible, we will ensure your money is used locally and supports your chosen Sands Group and project. When projects are fully funded we will direct your money where the need is greatest.

Local action can only take us so far, and by donating directly to Sands, you will enable us to get funding to where it is most needed right now and help us to achieve our key commitments for 2020.