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In 2013 in the UK, one in every 137 babies was either stillborn or died in the first 4 weeks of life

Here in N. Ireland, over 3 babies a week are stillborn or die in the first 4 weeks of life.

This website is dedicated by Aureli to his daugther
born 22 July 2006

Welcome to Sands Northern Ireland


Antrim 1st Thursday
Belfast 1st Wednesday
Coleraine Last Wednesday
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Derry 1st Tuesday
Downpatrick 1st Thursday
Newry Last Thursday
Omagh 1st Wednesday

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Working to support bereaved families

Sands is working to support bereaved parents and families, and to press for improvements in care during pregnancy and when a baby has died.

“He was beautiful; perfect in every way, except he never took his first breath, and we never heard him cry.”