The STILL PARENTS exhibition is now open at the Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester. 

Click HERE for details


WINNERS! The Manchester Sands/Whitworth STILL PARENTS project wins award.


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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) the  date you'd like to receive, and a postal address 

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

Email us at:


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The successful STILL PARENTS project we run in partnership with the Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester will be continuing in 2022.

Absolutely no previous art experience necessary!

More details here

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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.

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New Manchester Sands contact form

PLEASE COMPLETE this quick online form if you would like us to stay in touch with you! Sands wants to ensure that it meets the  General Data Protection Regulations and that your data is safe. 

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Sands United Stockport are  looking for football players!  read more......

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A Kindness That Repairs the World

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



We are very pleased to announce our return to holding our monthly meetings in-person. 

Next in-person support meetings (all Thursdays)

October 21st, Chorlton Library

November 11th, Chorlton Library (date changed from 18th)

December 16th, Chorlton Library

All meetings 8.00pm - 10.00pm

Next online meetings via Zoom

November 18th

December 9th 

The popular STILL PARENTS art-making sessions will start again in the New Year. Contact Lucy Turner for details.  For more information click on the STILL PARENTS link in the menu at the top.


About us


We are the Manchester group of the national Sands charity.


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

We hold monthly evening meetings, in and around the Manchester area, hosted and run by volunteers either in their own houses or in a community or neutral venue (e.g. a community centre or hotel). 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.

If you would like more information about our meetings, the dates and venues, please write to us, including your preferred method of being contacted, using the contact form.

Baby Loss

Awareness Week

October 9 - 15