HLeicestershire & Rutland Sands is a voluntary organisation run by bereaved parents. As well as offering direct support through meetings, telephone and e-mail, we work closely with our local hospitals and health professionals to continue to improve care offered to bereaved parents and their families.
As well as offering support, we also provide the following:
For bereaved parents,
We supply memory boxes, teddy bears, inkless hand and footprint kits, photo albums and SD cards to help parents create precious memories of their newborn.
We also supply support information to help parents with the practical and emotional issues following the stillbirth or neonatal death of their baby or babies.
We have provided our hospitals with cuddle cots, soft furnishings and various new and replacement items for the bereavement and counselling rooms on the Maternity and Neonatal units.
For health professionals:
We fund training opportunities for healthcare professionals in improving bereavement care and memory making with the aim to make sure bereaved families get the best care and support.
To provide the above items, information and training we rely on fundraising and in kind donations, so please support us in any way you can.