If you support what we do, share the same interests and are willing to help, then why not join us. Your regular support allows us to achieve more every year.


All you need to do is contact us, we'll be delighted to have you on board!

More Befrienders and committee members Needed - Can You Help?



Would you like to help provide vital support to bereaved parents in the area? We would welcome anyone who is interested but are particularly looking for a male befriender to support the fathers in our group.


A Sands befriender provides crucial support to anyone affected by the death of a baby. This will be on a rota/ shared basis with other befrienders from our Group. The role may include support via email, Facebook or phone and helping with/ leading monthly support meetings. Please note, a befriender must:


  • Complete a Befriender Training course -Please note that courses book up quickly.
  • Have been a bereaved parent for at least one year
  • Have attended at least 4 support meetings (ideally before their training) before they become a befriender, in accordance with Sands guidelines.


Please note that the befriender training courses fill up quickly, so if you wish to consider becoming a befriender please do get in touch for more information.


New befrienders will need join the committee once their training is complete. Committee meetings are held approximately quarterly and it would be very useful if you could attend these. However, there are no expectations about this or your level of involvement beyond your befriender role - it is up to you.


Committee Members


We are also looking for other committee members if you would like to get more involved without becoming a befriender. You do not have to be a bereaved parent to join the committee - siblings, grandparents, friends all welcome!


We are paricularly looking for


- A Fundraising co-ordinator


If you have skills in any area which you believe would be useful, or simply time you can offer, we would love to hear from you. 



Other volunteering opportunities


We often look for help organising our activities and will ask for volunteers in our facebook group. Past examples have included:


Helping decorate the tree at the Christmas Tree Festival

Reading a poem at the Memorial Service

Handing out information leaflets at the Lister Hospital


To hear about these opportunities, please join our Facebook group:





If you or anyone you know is interested in helping in any capacity, please contact our chair:
Cathy Beach, North Herts Sands 


Thank you!