In the UK, 17 babies a day die at or around the time of birth and this does not include babies which are miscarried (born before 24 weeks). Shropshire Sands offers support and advice to the parents and families of these babies. We achieve this through our local group of befrienders, backed by correspondence and telephone support, information leaflets and books for parents and health professionals. Shropshire Sands also provides support to those parents and families whose babies died some time ago. If you wish to give money to further the work of Shropshire Sands, please click on Donations.
Nationally, Sands supports over 4,000 families every year through a national helpline, a UK network of parent led support groups and befrienders, a website, plus support leaflets and publications.