Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society

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The Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity (Sands) is a national charity in the United Kingdom that provides support to anyone affected by the death of a baby.

It is based at the Victoria Charity Centre in London and is a registered charity.[1]


Its activities include:

  • offering support via meetings, telephone and email for bereaved parents and women who are pregnant again or thinking of having another baby
  • training for hospitals and other healthcare providers to ensure bereaved parents receive adequate and appropriate care and support
  • conveying information about stillbirth and neonatal death through publications and its website
  • promoting research to reduce the loss of babies' lives.

Sands Freephone Helpline

In March 2017 the Sands Helpline number changed to 0808 164 3332. The number is free to call from landlines and mobiles.

Sands Garden[edit]

Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity Garden

The Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity Garden is a feature within the National Memorial Arboretum, the UK national site of remembrance at Alrewas, near Lichfield in Staffordshire.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society, registered charity no. 299679". Charity Commission for England and Wales.
  2. ^ National Memorial Arboretum

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