Farnborough Sands

We are the local branch of the National Sands Charity. We support anyone affected by the loss of a baby at any stage of pregnancy or after birth, no matter how long ago or how recent the loss. We cover the area from Basingstoke, Reading, Farnborough, Frimley, Ascot, Bracknell, Wokingham & everywhere in between.

The group is run by volunteers who are bereaved parents themselves and so understand the devastation and heartbreak of losing a child. The details of our losses vary widely however we have all found ourselves on a journey that we never imagined we would be on.

We are not trained counselors but can offer support, understanding, comfort and most importantly a listening ear.

We also work in partnership with local healthcare professionals to improve the quality of care and service offered to bereaved families. In addition we promote the research and improvements in practice that could help reduce the loss of babies' lives. We provide training to healthcare professionals at Frimley Park Hospital, North Hants Hospital Basingstoke and Royal Berkshire Hospital. Also we provide memory boxes and contents to these hospitals.

To become a Farnborough Sands member please see the membership information link.