We are here to support any person affected by the death of a baby. We offer one-to-one befriending, telephone support and advice as well as regular group support meetings.


We work with people in Bedfordshire and surrounding areas and all of our services are provided free of charge by local volunteers - Beds SANDS receives no funding other than by donation.

December Support Meeting

Our next support meeting is on Monday 17th December 2018 from 19:30 to 21:30 at the Holiday Inn Express, Elstow Interchange, A6/A421, Bedford, MK42 9BF

If you'd like to speak to someone before then or before coming then please give our helpline a call.

Christmas Remembrance Service


Our annual service of remembrance will take place on Sunday 2nd December 2018



If you would like more information please get in touch either via email or phone. 
We would like to provide a bauble with the name of every baby represented at the service so please let us know if you are coming and would like one.

November Support Meeting

Our next support meeting is on Monday 19th November from 19:30 to 21:30 at the Holiday Inn Express, Elstow Interchange, A6/A421, Bedford, MK42 9BF

If you'd like to speak to someone before then or before coming then please give our helpline a call.

October Support Meeting

Our support meeting this month is on Monday 15th October from 19:30 to 21:30 at the Holiday Inn Express, Elstow Interchange, A6/A421, Bedford, MK42 9BF

If you'd like to speak to someone before then or before coming then please give our helpline a call.

Christmas Remembrance Service

Remembrance Service
We would like to invite you to the Bedfordshire Sands Remembrance Service, which will be held at St Peter and St Paul’s Church, Church Road, Flitwick, Bedfordshire, MK45 1AE on Sunday 2nd December 2018 at 4pm. (Please note this is a Change of Venue from the last few years)


Christmas can be a difficult time for those of us whose little ones are not here to share it with us and the Remembrance Service gives an opportunity to spend a little time for our children.  You are welcome to invite Grandparents and extended family to join us if you wish.  The service will include carols and readings, baubles with baby names on to hang on the Christmas tree and lighting of candles for our babies. 

If you would like more information please get in touch on bedfordshiresands@yahoo.co.uk so that we can ensure you have a bauble and if you would like a reading that it is included in the order of service

* Update 21/10/2018: Correction - The remembrance service is on Sunday 2nd December 2018 and not Sunday 3rd December 2018 as previously advertised

AGM

We will be holding our AGM on Monday 24th July at the Holiday Inn in Bedford at 7.30pm  All our welcome, we will electing our committee members for the next year and updating on all our plans

April Support Meeting

Our support meeting this month is on Monday 17th, regardless of it being a bank holiday.  If you'd like to speak to someone before then or before coming then please give our helpline a call.

New Bedfordshire Sands Phone line

We are pleased to announce that we now have a Bedfordshire Sands phone line where you can contact our befrienders for support, advice or information. If you call and leave a message either Claire or Jane will get back to you as soon as they can. The number is 07474 064132