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Glasgow SANDS Local Groups

Glasgow SANDS Local Groups

Glasgow SANDS is one of many local support groups forming part of the nationwide SANDS network.  Glasgow SANDS offers Support Meetings at three hospitals :-

Princess Royal Maternity
Southern General

and provides literature and training to others across the Greater Glasgow & Cylde Health Board

When bereaved parents contact us we endeavour to help by talking with them and inviting them to our monthly meetings, locations and times can be found on our Events Calendar

These meetings are open and informal and they provide comfort and assistance to the parents, grandparents or anyone affected by the loss of a baby, by bringing them together with others who have a similar loss. Glasgow-sands is a local support group and run by volunteers, who are all bereaved parents.

It is not our policy to make the initial contact with bereaved parents, rather we prefer parents contact us when they feel the need.  We are therefore dependent on parents being referred to us by hospitals, health visitors, G.P.’s, social workers, etc.  To assist with this we circulate the list of meeting dates and befriender contacts.

The befriender’s list also provides parents with a telephone contact for use in times of stress.  

(Please note that all our befrienders are volunteers, and there may be times when we can not always take your call. Please leave a message and our befrienders will call you back)

The Glasgow Sands organisation produces support leaflets, these are normally provided to bereaved parents during their stay in hospital and can also be collected from our Support Meetings. 

Health Professionals can request these leaflets and we will issue you free of charge copies as required - Please click to view leaflets and how to order 

Glasgow Sands donate quarterly to the National Organisation who are working to promote research and improvements in practice which could save babies' lives.

This section contains first hand experiences written by parents and their relatives about the death of their baby, plus a selection of poems and memorials. Please click on the links to read more.

Parents Experiences Relatives Experiences Poems/Memorials

Fundraising with Glasgow SANDS

Glasgow Sands is a charity that receives no goverment funding, all financial support comes from fundraisers and their wonderful efforts.  Losing a baby not only affects the immediate family but friends and the extended family too. Find out how you can help...


Add a Memorial Page
Add a Memorial Page
Within the Chapel of Rest at each of the maternity hospitals across the city, and at Wishaw, Glasgow Sands befrienders work with the staff to maintain memorial books.  These leather bound books are available for all to read. For the Southern General you will need to request to view them at the maternity Hospital.

Should you wish to add a page you can - click here to find out how


We are so sorry that your baby has died.


Memory BoxIt may feel very hard to take in the reality of what has happened and to have any thoughts of what to do next. However, many parents have told us how important the memories of the short time they have with their baby are and that they have found it comforting to have reminders that they can look at and hold.

This ‘Always Loved, Never Forgotten’ memory box is given by Glasgow Sands as a way to create some memories which you can cherish.


Should you wish to request a Memory Box you can - click here to find out how