Welcome to the Chester Sands website. We’ll keep you updated about Sands events in Chester, including Support Group Meetings, Fundraisers and Volunteers Meetings.
We held a committee meeting today and were delighted that 2 new volunteers came along to get involved with the group. We have lots planned in the coming months including arranging a social event and providing equipment for the Countess, watch this space for more information.
In 2014 20 staff from the Countess of Chester labour ward attended a Sands Bereavement Training workshop arranged by Chester Sands and delivered by the Sands National Training Team. Following on from the success of this workshop we are pleased to have arranged a further training day for staff from the neonatal unit at the Countess, which will take place in June. Thank you to everyone who has donated funds to enable us to finance this workshop, we hope that it will help health professionals who are caring for bereaved parents on the neonatal unit.
On Saturday 1st February members of Chester Sands group and their families got together to mark the group’s first anniversary. If you look closely at the picture you can see some of the bubbles we released in memory of all our babies. xx
Massive thanks to everyone who supported our Quiz Night Fundraiser by coming along, buying raffle tickets and making it such a fun evening! We had a fantastic time and raised over £500. Money raised will help to keep our support group running as well as being added to our growing fund to buy a Cuddle Cot for the Countess jointly with Joshua’s Boxes. Thanks to everyone who generously donated raffle prizes and thank you to Phil at Boughton Hall Cricket Club who looked after us very well. Watch this space for our next event!
Chester Sands befrienders and committee members Emma Savage, Claire Whiteside and Sam Hayward-Baker at the event
Quiz master Andrew Savage in action!
We met with Joshua’s Boxes today to chat about our charities working together. Over the next few months we hope to raise enough money to jointly buy a cold cot for the Countess, giving bereaved families time to create memories with their precious baby. Our next fundraiser is a Quiz Night on 21st November, money raised will be put towards this project, please come along and support if you can.