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Remembrance Page and Cards

 

We have a Remembrance Page and Remembrance Card scheme.  

 

If you would like to receive a card from Manchester Sands on the anniversary of losing your baby, please email us with his/her name(s),

your name(s), the remembrance date , and a full postal address including postcode. 

Also let us know whether you want your baby's name/date added to the Remembrance page on the website.

Email: Manchester@sandsvolunteer.org.uk

 

Baby Loss Awareness Week

October 9 -15

 

When we all work hard to increase awareness of stillbirth and neonatal death and the everlasting impact experienced when a precious baby dies during pregnancy, at birth or shortly afterwards.

https://www.sands.org.uk/

         

A Kindness That Repairs the World

Read more on how Jo and Paul from Manchester Sands helped fulfil the dying wish of a bereaved mother, feature in this newspaper story for Baby Loss Week.

Image of blue and pink baby loss pin.

Baby Loss

Awareness Week

October 9 - 15

About Us

We are the Manchester group of the national Sands baby loss charity.

 

We are all bereaved parents who support other bereaved parents in the Manchester area who have experienced baby loss, and we do so in a voluntary capacity.

We hold monthly evening meetings in-person and online.  Our in-person meetings are held in a community venue in  South Manchester and are hosted and run by volunteers. The meetings are informal and supportive, and all are welcome no matter when your bereavement occurred - whether recently or some time ago.

 

The meetings provide an often welcome opportunity to talk about and share your experiences and concerns with other individuals and couples who have perhaps experienced something similar - whether it's about what happened, how it happened, and how to cope. There is no  requirement to talk, and some come just to listen and to feel supported.

If you feel you would like some support, but can't face attending a meeting, please contact us and let us know what we can do to support you. We also offer support to individuals and couples.

We also have a remembrance page on our website and we send out remembrance cards on anniversary dates. 

If you would like more information about our meetings, the dates and venues or would like your baby or babies commemorated on our remembrance page and/or to receive a remembrance card,  please write to us, including your preferred method of being contacted, using the contact form.

Meetings

We are continuing to hold our monthly meetings in-person and online. Below are the dates of the next  meetings to July 2025.  The in-person support meetings take place at a venue in Old Trafford. Venue details and times are sent with the notice of the meeting to our email list.  For more information about our meetings, please go to our Meetings Page.

2024-2025

In-person meetings

All meetings 8.15pm - 10.00pm

Wednesday 8th May

Wednesday 5th June

Wednesday 10th July

Wednesday 11th Sept

Wednesday 9th Oct

Wednesday 13th Nov

Wednesday 18th Dec

2025

Wednesday 15th Jan

Wednesday 12th Feb

Wednesday 12th Mar

Wednesday 9th April

Wednesday 14th May

Wednesday 11th June

Wednesday 9th July

Online meetings via Zoom.

All meetings 8pm - 9.30pm 

Contact us by email if you want to attend.

2024

Thursday 18th April

Thursday 16th May

Thursday 13th June

Thursday 18th July

Thursday 19th Sept

Thursday 17th Oct

Thursday 21st Nov

Thursday 19th Dec

2025

Thursday 23rd Jan

Thursday 20th Feb

Thursday 20th Mar

Thursday 17th Apr

Thursday 22nd May

Thursday 19th June

Thursday 17th July

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