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Lights of Love 2013 - Friday 6 December

Services of traditional carols, music and readings will be held around the country. There will be Christmas trees on which to hang messages for loved ones. The London service will be at St Pauls Church, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 8SH. Please see more information and a booking form here (PDF)


West London Sands seeks volunteer befrienders:

Sands is seeking volunteer Befrienders in the West London area. 17 babies are stillborn or die shortly after birth every day in the UK and the organisation is keen to improve its help for bereaved parents. Read more here...


Support meetings:

Evening Support Meetings 2013

October 24th - Support meeting will be held from 8-10pm. Venue: Acton Green Church Hall, Cunnington St. W4 5ER

November 28th
December 19th


Evening support meetings run from 8-10pm and there is always at least one Befriender present. If venues or hosts change, we will of course let you know in advance.

For further details of the Evening Support Meetings and the address of those in Chiswick do not hesitate to contact us - Sarah Speake & Martin Tewkesbury, co-chairs of West London Sands
Tel: 07905 714415 Email:


Daytime Support Meetings 2013

Daytime Meetings 11am - 1pm

November 15th
December 13th


We are in need of venues for Daytime Support Meetings. These meetings are held on the second Friday of each month. We are happy to have a Befriender to go along and support you. If you would like to host a support meeting please email/contact us at: Sarah Speake & Martin Tewkesbury, co-chairs of West London Sands, Tel: 07905 714415 Email:


Tamba BSG (Twin and multiple birth bereavement support service) newsletter - December 6th

Download the Tamba newsletter here (PDF)


Mumsnet have launched a Miscarriage Code of Care

The link is as follows:


The Sand Rose Project:

Sand Rose is not connected to Sands/WLS but has a similar name by coincidence. This charity has 3 cottages with beautiful peaceful gardens in Cornwall where families affected by any bereavement can stay for free. They have a website at

They offer one or two week breaks in Cornwall and they can also offer short breaks if needed.


The Sand Rose Project works through a nomination process. All requests for a break must be supported by a nominee. WLS as an organisation can nominate parents or families, so if you feel that anyone you know would benefit from a break we could nominate them. The charity are very clear to say that it’s not a ‘holiday’ but a peaceful break.


They usually book 3 – 6 months in advance.


Subsidised travel costs are available upon request.


If/when you have anyone in mind and if you have further questions, please feel free to call

0845 6076357 Office hours, Monday and Wednesday 9am – 3pm



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