South East London Sands supports anyone affected by the death of a baby living in South East London and surrounding areas. Our close proximity to a number of hospitals mean many of the families who turn to us were under the care of the maternity and neonatal units at:
– Kings College Hospital (Denmark Hill)
– Lewisham & Greenwich Hospital
– St Thomas’s Hospital
– Princess Royal University Hospital (Bromley)
As well as supporting families, we also invest a significant portion of funds raised by the group into training staff at these hospitals in Improving Bereavement Care; using research and experience to educate and ultimately advance the care provided when a baby dies.
South East London Sands is entirely self-funded and is managed by a committee of volunteers, all of whom are bereaved parents. If you would like to donate directly to South East London Sands, you can do so via our Just Giving page, here.
Donations are always extremely welcome. If you would like to help contribute to the group’s activities, please get in touch here.
Neighbouring Sands Groups
Due to the complicated geographical layout of London boroughs and hospital trusts, other nearby Sands groups may offer support more locally, depending on your location. These may include:
Kent Sands – link;
South West London Sands – link;
North & East London Sands;
We do not put any geographical boundaries on our support meetings, bereaved parents are welcome to attend any or all of our support meetings regardless of where they live.
A full list of all local groups is maintained on the UK Sands website, here.