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Autumn 2013 Newsletter page 1

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Quiz Night

Quiz Night

Our next fundraiser is a Quiz Night on 21st November at Boughton Hall Cricket Club – it promises to be a fun evening while raising money for Sands

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Volunteers Meeting 10th July

Our next Volunteers Meeting is on Wednesday 10th July at 7.30pm, Ground Floor Cafe M&S Cheshire Oaks.

If you’re interested in finding out more about Chester SANDS,  have ideas about things we could do to support bereaved parents or have a few hours to spare to help out we’d love you to come along. Volunteers can help in lots of different ways including helping to arrange fundraisers and helping to raise awareness about our group.

Let us know you’re coming along by emailing and we’ll send you the agenda a few days before. We look forward to meeting you 🙂

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Swish and Shop Evening

We celebrated the launch of Chester SANDS with a Swish (Ladies’ clothes swap) and Shop Evening at Upton Golf Club on 15th May. 
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Swishing is a trend which is getting increasingly popular – you bring along clothing sitting unloved at the back of your wardrobe and exchange it for something you love. It’s a great way to rejuvenate your wardrobe, and its ecofriendly too! About 80 people came along to the event, we had a fantastic evening, raised around £700 and helped to raise local awareness of stillbirth and neonatal death.
Lots of local businesses attended such as Hair and Nail Spa, Tropic Skincare, Body Shop and Glitterbugz so that ladies could treat themselves to cosmetics, skincare, hair and nail products and jewellery.
Thanks to everyone who made this event such a success! The money raised will help us to keep our monthly support group running as well as providing support leaflets to the Countess. We hope to help provide facilities to the Bereavement Suite at the Countess in the near future.
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Rules of Swish Evening

  • Your ticket includes entering 3 items into the swish
  • Additional items can be entered at a cost of ÂŁ1 per item
  • For each item entered you can claim one item when the swish opens
  • All items swished must be in excellent condition
  • Clothing must be washed, ironed and on a hanger
  • The size of the item must be clearly visible
  • Items that can be swished: ladies’ clothing, shoes and bags
  • Items that can’t be swished: men’s items, children’s items, underwear, maternity or nursing wear
  • All items must be handed in to be swished by 8pm
  • No items can be claimed before the swish officially opens
  • As soon as the swish is declared open, everyone may take what they want


Timings of the event

7.30pm – doors open

8pm – deadline for handing items in to the swish

8.15-8.45pm – you are free to browse the items being swished, including trying on items

By 8.50pm – all items must be placed back where you found them

8.50pm – raffle draw

9.00pm – the swish is declared open, everyone may claim the items they want


Any unclaimed items at the end of the evening will either be sold on Ebay with 100% of the money going to SANDS, or donated to Claire House charity shop.

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