Sands (Stillborn and Neonatal Death Society) is an important charity which supports anyone affected by the death of a baby before, during or shortly after birth.

It is a sad fact that 17 babies die in the UK every day. As a Funeral Director there is nothing more distressing than arranging the funeral of a baby and the fact that there will be more than 100 taking place every week is a statistic which is hard to deal with.

At this awful time Sands is on hand to provide emotional support and practical advice to all devastated family members who are struggling to cope with the heartache of a very much loved and lost baby.

Although the UK’s stillbirth rate has fallen slightly in recent years it still remains unacceptably high. As well as working to improve the care received by the bereaved, Sands funds vital research aimed at preventing more families having to suffer the loss of a precious baby.

June is Sands Awareness Week and we are supporting this wonderful cause by giving away plants for the garden in return for a donation to this wonderful charity.