Supporting anyone affected by the death of a baby
in the Southampton area

Who are we?

Southampton Sands (Stillbirth and Neo-Natal Death Charity) supports parents and families in the local area through the experience of losing a baby.

We cover Southampton, Winchester, Eastleigh, the New Forest, Salisbury, and further afield.

The group is run by volunteers who have all originally come to the group for support after their babies died.

Anyone who has been affected by the death of a baby, whether recently or many years ago, is welcome to contact us.

We facilitate group meetings once a month, and also provide support by email, phone and through our closed Facebook group. We have some resources and information, but mostly what you can expect is the kind of understanding that only another bereaved parent or grandparent can have.

We hope to bring together people who have suffered the tragedy of the death of their child to share information, help and support each other.


Meetings are held alternately on a Tuesday or Friday of each month.

Support meetings are held at:

Marchwood Village Hall
SO40 4SX
7:30pm – 9:30pm


  • Tuesday 16th October
  • Friday 16th November
  • Tuesday 18th December


  • Friday 18th January
  • Tuesday 19th February
  • Friday 15th March
  • Tuesday 16th April
  • Friday 17th May
  • Tuesday 18th June
  • Friday 19th July
  • Tuesday 20th August

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National Sands

We are part of a national charity (registration 299679). Sands Head Office is in London, and there are local groups all over the country who are able to offer a variety of services to families who need support.

National Sands Website »

Support Us

To support us financially, please use the Southampton Sands Just Giving page

Contact Us

07970 981 550 (answerphone or text)
Southampton Sands Group

Upcoming Events

Baby Loss Awareness Week

9-15 October 2018

Opening Ceremony

Southampton Sands and Southampton City Council are working together to light up the Guildhall in pink and blue at 7pm on Tuesday 9th October to mark the start of baby loss awareness week. There will be a small ceremony at 18.30.

Random Acts of Kindness

Southampton Sands is joining in with national Sands' initiative 'random acts of kindness' for the week. This will involve placing packets of love hearts with tags around the local area.

Forget-me-not service

Forget-me-not service organised by the Princess Anne Hospital at St Andrews on the Avenue on Sunday 14th October at 3pm.

Wave of Light

Wave of Light service organised by the parish of Bishopstoke at 7pm on October 15th at St Mary's Church, Bishopstoke.