Welcome to North Herts Sands!


"A woman who loses her husband is called a widow.

A man who loses his wife is called a widower.

A child who loses its parents is called an orphan.

There is no word to describe a parent who loses a child,

 for there is no word to describe the pain."



Tragically, every day in the UK, 17 babies are stillborn or die shortly after birth. The death of a much loved and much wanted baby is devastating for the parents, their families and friends. 



5upport meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month.


Our next support meeting is on-

Tuesday 9th January 2018

@ 8pm-9:45pm


At: Great Ashby Community Centre

in Circles Cafe (closed to the public)
Whitehorse Lane
Stevenage, SG1 6NH


The Centre is accessed via the car park opposite the school. Please come to the cafe - you will need to enter via the door on the LEFT side of the centre, then turn right into the cafe. (Sometimes we have to move to the Chaplaincy - this is at the end of the corridor, past the toilets).


To keep informed of support meeting details,
please join our Facebook group:



You are welcome to let us know in advance if you would like to come along, or just turn up on the night. Please let us know if you would like a lift or someone to attend with you - email northhertssands@gmail.com.



Here for you

North Herts SANDS is a local group of volunteers, all of whom have experienced the loss of a baby. We were established over 15 years ago as a local branch of National SANDS, which was founded in 1981.

We Care

We are here to support parents and families who have lost a baby during late pregnancy, birth or shortly after birth. We are also working towards improvements in local care during pregnancy and when a baby dies.


We offer support through monthly meetings, telephone and email support and through our Facebook group. Those who attend the support meetings are all bereaved parents. We can also provide you with information and resources. Please feel free to get in touch any time using any of the contact details on the left of this site. All of our services provided are free of charge.