Get involved

Help us to support other bereaved parents

You can help support our vital work at North & East London Sands by donating, raising money, or volunteering.

Donate

There have recently been some changes to the Sands financial model which means that it is now less easy to donate to individual groups.

Any money donated to North and East London Sands  via JustGiving or other online platforms now goes straight to Head office (previously, we got the donation and Sands UK got the Gift Aid.)

This is only avoidable if there is a specific North and East London Sands project, agreed in advance with Head office, for which the particular Just Giving fund-raising is being organised.

If you or your  relatives/friends/colleagues prefer to give through Just Giving or other online platform, of course that’s fine – Sands UK undertake important research and also support a number of  local groups throughout the UK – it’s just that the money will not come to North and East London Sands and it won’t go to support a  North and East London Sands project.

Alternatively, we can accept donations directly (via bank transfer or a cheque) . Our bank details are below:

Sands North East London, Account number: 20190628, Bank sort code: 608301.

Raise money

More people request our help every year. Please help us support them by fundraising for North and East London Sands. There are many enjoyable ways to raise money (perhaps a cake sale, a pub quiz, a sponsored walk, swim or cycle, or even a parachute jump). To discuss your fundraising idea, please contact us.

We’d like to extend a particular thank you to Stacey Eden and Hilary Keat for their generous contributions.

Volunteer

We’re run solely by volunteers. So please get in touch if you can spare just a few hours a month, and can help out in any of the following ways:

  • Do you have experience of applying for grants and other funding?
    Grant funding enables us to expand the support and services we offer bereaved families. If you – or anyone you know – are an experienced fundraiser who would be willing to advise us on making effective funding applications, please get in touch.
  • Do you have PR or administration skills?
    If so, please contact us.
  • Could you write and/or produce our e-newsletter?
    If you could help, contact us.
  • Could you be there for someone as a befriender?
    If your baby died over 2 years ago, you could help someone now by becoming a Sands befriender. We will pay for your training and will provide you with ongoing support.

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