SANDS UNITED STOCKPORT are looking for football players!

We are a charity-based football team fielding players who have lost a child through miscarriage, stillbirth or neo-natal death. Our aim is to bring bereaved families together in a safe environment to play football, socialise and, most importantly, to support each other.

If you would like further information or to join our team please contact us:


Joel - o7950 166031

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Facebook/Instagram - Sandsunitedstockport

Twitter - SandsunitedSK


Baby Loss Awareness Week Oct. 9-15


Last year Manchester Sands provided a stand at the special health professional conference titled 'Protecting Vulnerable Babies and Preventing Child Deaths' . Our stand was right near the main entrance, and many people stopped to look and/or chat. We distributed all the Baby Loss posters, most of the special pins plus almost all of the SANDS new app posters. 

This year, 2019, we are launching STILL PARENTS, a series of free art-based workshops for bereaved parents in partnership with the award-winning Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester.  For more details click here: STILL PARENTS 

Sands at 40: Rocky's story

To celebrate and commemorate its 40th anniversary, Sands published 40 stories from bereaved parents. One of the stories was from Manchester Sands' Jo and Paul about the loss of their first child in 1990. The story can be read HERE.