East Kent Sands Charity

Thank you for visiting our web site.  Whether you have lost a baby, or are a friend or family member, a midwife or other professional person, or someone that is just curious, we hope you will find it useful. 

We are a small group of volunteers (we have no paid staff) who are very busy indeed supporting bereaved families, working with Ashford and Margate hospitals, providing training and equipment, and raising awaress of the fact that every ninety minutes, somewhere in the UK a baby dies. 

We have links to the support available from our volunteers and from the national helpline, information on some of our activities, updates on events and fundraising/awareness raising activities, and links to many other organisations.  The web site is something which will we hope grow over time so please return to the site every now and then to see what has changed.  

And do let us have feedback, please, as we are keen to make the site as helpful and as friendly as we possibly can.


East Kent Sands News

This year our Wave of Light will be on Sunday to make it more accessible and to avoid some of the challenges of increasing numbers in the dark.  Further details

With some 620,000 members in the UK we realised that Scouting would have a significant number of people who had been affected by the death of a baby, either directly or indirectly.  Three of our Sands volunteers, who are also Scout volunteers decided to create some guidance for those adult leaders on how to support other adults and young people following the death of a baby.

East Kent Sands was delighted to play a part in the National Citizen Service 2019 Summer Programme when we

Our latest update is now available. 

East Kent showed its skills at Lions' Quiz

A great article, delivered to 20,000 houses.

Lots of support from drag queens at national event in Folkestone

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Latest Events

This year we are supporting four staff and two students to attend this important annual event.

Tuesday, Nov 12


Open to anyone affected by the loss of a baby, no matter when.  Family and friends welcome.


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