The death of a baby is devastating. As a parent, there are feelings of isolation, disorientation, anger and exhaustion - sometimes all at once. It can be hard to absorb information, make decisions or learn to cope. But the death of a baby affects more than just the parents.
North and East London SANDS (Stillbirth and Neonatal Deaths) provides support for other family members, especially grandparents, surviving children and close friends. They provide money to hospitals like cups, kettles etc to make hospital rooms nicer for bereaved families.
Their current incentive is to fund a bereavement suite at The Whittington Hospital. While this would be a dream project, the group still receive no statutory funding. If you’d like to find out more about North and East London
SANDs or to sponsor their work, the link is in my bio.
Pictured is one of the families at their memorial service in Finsbury Park during Baby Loss Awareness week beautifully organised by @michu_fischer