Fundraising & Donations
How can you help?
West London Sands is completely self-funding, the main source of income is generated through the efforts of our members and extended families. Every penny will count, providing essential help for other parents who are in the same situation as you.
As WLS is a self funding group all donations, however big or small will be greatly welcomed. Many thanks in advance for your generosity.
For bank details please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Cheques to be sent to:
32 Parkwood Road
Please make cheques payable to West London Sands
We have the following Just Giving pages:
West London Sands:
Nafees is running the Great North Run in Memory of Eleni precious baby daughter of his friends Alla and Nick Maniatakis
Adam Walkden - Runs for Ramzi
Hillingdon Hospital Bereavement Service:
This page is in memory of Che Maximillian and is for a Cold Cot at Hillingdon Hospital so that parents can spend a longer time with their babies
Queen Mary Maternity Unit:
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital Bereavement Suite:
Queen Charlotte's Bereavement Service:
If you would like to donate monies to any of the aforementioned projects or to the running of the group we will be happy to provide the WLS bank account details or alternatively you can send cheques made payable to West London Sands (please include if you would like the donation made to purchase a specific item or in memory of your baby).
Local school raises money to help bereaved parents:
West London Sands, a charity which supports bereaved parents throughout and beyond their journey of grief, have recently received a generous cheque for £254 from local primary school Strand on the Green, on behalf of West Middlesex University Hospital. The money will go towards the completion of the new Bereavement Room/Suite created for parents who have recently lost a baby.
West Mid and West London Sands have been working together for the last ten years to improve services at the hospital for bereaved parents. Premature and stillbirth deaths are, unfortunately not as few as many people think. Colette Murphy of West London Sands is keen to raise awareness of bereavement issues:
“We are bereaved parents ourselves and have been working with West Mid to make a real difference. Currently one in four pregnancies is lost. Facts such as these shows that West Mid is really fortunate to have Bereavement Midwife Julia Lidderdale there on the front line. Having a Bereavement Room/Suite will make a huge difference. It will be a real haven for parents as it can be difficult if they remain on the wards and the lady next door is in labour. The room will also help their families and other siblings come to terms with their loss in privacy, away from the busyness of the postnatal ward.” WLS working with Julia the Bereavement Midwife and the Team at West Mid wants to provide bereaved parents a seamless service of support, compassion and care, which is available according to their needs.
Strand on the Green school became involved when Grandmother Kathleen Richards, whose daughter recently lost a baby at West Mid, thought that the bereavement room was such a good idea she was inspired to ask Headmaster Mark Newton if he could raise funds for the appeal. Mr Newton was very happy to oblige:
“We were approached by Kathleen and of course wanted to help. So at our annual Summer Dance event performed by the children, we put the word out on the speaker system. We asked people to be as generous as possible and they were!”
Julia Lidderdale, Bereavement midwife at West Mid and Twickenham resident visited Strand on the Green with Colette from West London Sands to receive the cheque last week:
Julia said: “I’m absolutely amazed at the kindness and generosity of the parents of this extraordinary school. It was shock and a surprise, it’s really lovely. It was a very spontaneous gesture and to raise over £254 in one afternoon is fantastic. The money will go towards a coffee maker, a DVD and CD player, ambient lighting, comfortable furniture, a small domestic fridge, aesthetically beautiful soft furnishings and some therapeutic art for bereaved parents and their families”.
Julia also successfully completed the Cabbage Patch ten mile run around Twickenham on Sunday 17th October to raise further funds and has so far raised £300.
West London Sands has a justgiving page for donations for West Middlesex Maternity Unit:
For donations to West London Sands
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