Welcome to North Herts Sands!

Support meetings are normally held on the first Tuesday of every month. Please see our Support Meetings page for more details.


New Committee Chair Needed - Can You Help?

Would you like to help provide vital support bereaved parents in the area?


North Herts Sands are looking for a new Chair to take over the role in the next few weeks. The Chair oversees and coordinates the Group and its activities and is its main point of contact with UK Sands. The role is very flexible and can be as much or as little as you are able and wish to do. We have a very active and dedicated Committee to support you in the role, including befrienders, a Treasurer and Hospital Liaisons. One of the Committee has already volunteered to lead the organisation of this year’s memorial service in October.


North Herts Sands helps provide bereaved parents in the area with emotional help and practical advice, including monthly support groups. Our yearly memorial service also gives parents an opportunity to remember their babies. In addition, we provide our local hospital (Lister) with resources, training and support to help them to care for bereaved parents. Sands provides a much-needed service in North Herts, both for newly bereaved parents and those further down their grief journey.


If you or anyone you know is interested in helping, please contact Rose Abrehart, East Network Co-ordinator, on 07707 480020 or rose.abrehart@sands.org.uk to discuss. Thank you.



We Are Here For You

North Herts Sands is a local group of volunteers, mostl 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 are here to support parents and families who have lost a baby, particularly 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.