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.

Bedford Hospital Bereavement Suite


In April 2012 the Butterfly Suite was completed within the Cygnet Wing at Bedford Hospital.  The hospital worked very closely with Bedfordshire Sands in order to build this much needed room for all future bereaved parents, and to ensure it is suitable to meet the needs of the families and their babies.

We are very proud to know that this room will help so many people in such a tragic time and will help them have memories that they can cherish forever.