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.
In 2018 we will be calling on everyone to help break the silence around stillbirth and neonatal death through our Finding the words campaign that launches on 1 June.
You can start planning now to support our fundraising during June by signing up to Walk A Mile In My Shoes - it would be wonderful if you could register now and ask friends and family to support you. Thank you!
Could you imagine your lives changing for ever in the time it takes to watch a football match or Disney's The Jungle Book? Sadly in the UK 15 babies will die each day in the UK before, during or shortly after birth – on average one baby every 90 minutes.
In 2017 we highlighted the tragic fact that 15 babies die every day, before, during or shortly after birth in the UK. Our #15babiesaday initiative invited everyone to take part in a #90minutechallenge to help save babies’ lives.
Each day on average 15 families will experience the stillbirth or neonatal death of their precious and much loved baby. We need your help to change this.
Over recent years we’ve made a lot of progress in breaking the silence, but there is a long way to go. We can all to do our bit, no matter how small, to make people listen; to highlight the fact that over 450 babies will die during the month of June and to raise vital funds so that Sands can continue to support, research, and reduce the number of babies who die.