Welcome to North Herts Sands!

Sands is a National Charity in the UK which supports anyone affected by the loss of a baby, before, during or shortly after birth, whenever this happened and for as long as they need support. Sands work to reduce the number of babies dying and funds research and training for hospital staff. The Sands website has lots of information and details of further support available to you. They also have links to other organisations which you may find helpful.


We Are Here For You




North Herts Sands is a local group of volunteers, most of whom have experienced the loss of a baby. We were established over 20 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 pregnancy, birth or shortly after birth. This includes miscarriage, stillbirth, TFMR (termination for medical reasons) and neo-natal deaths. 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.


Support meetings are normally held on the second Monday of every month at Great Ashby Community Centre in Stevenage. Please see our Support Meetings page for more details.



Join our facebook group for more information or contact our befrienders. 


Please email  northherts@sandsvolunteer.org.uk for more information.



If you are able to support our work by making a donation you can do so here: