Sands is a volunteering organisation, and we wouldn’t exist without the hard work and dedication of our volunteers, who carry out a number of vital roles to progress the aims of the charity.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact your regional Network Coordinator, who will talk you through the roles and the commitment involved, help you find the right one for you, and put you in touch with your local Group.


North West

Sheryl McMahon

07845 310 628

North East

Ashleigh Corker

07514 741 349


Nathalya Kennedy

07833 491 603


Rose Abrehart

07707 480 020

South West

Jo Anderson

07845 310 617

South East

Joanna Lamb

07514 759 787


Maria Huant

07879 076 948


Devolved Nations


Ann McMurray

07565 157 492


Heatherjane Coombs

07709 602 635

Northern Ireland

Steven Guy

028 3839 2509


The roles we need to fill (depending on location) include:

Befriender – trained volunteer peer support role

Hospital Liaison – helping to build and maintain our links to healthcare professionals, promoting Sands Bereavement Care Training

Fundraiser – working with other volunteers to run local or national fundraising events

Treasurer – bookkeeping and financial reporting at local level