About Derby SandsDerby Sands is one of over 100 local branches of the national charity Sands, registered charity number 299679. The head office of national Sands is based in London: to visit national Sands website please click here.Derby Sands has been in existence for over 20 years and since approximately 2008 the group has grown and grown, becoming much more than just a support group.Derby Sand strives to work towards the three core aims of national Sands:1. To provide emotional supportand practical help to anyone who has been affected by the loss of a baby.2. To work in partnership with health professionals to improve the quality of careand services offered to bereaved families.3. To promote research and changes in practicethat could help to reduce the loss of babies' lives.On November 22ndKate Ives took over from Kirsty Wiser as Chair. Kate is supported by a committee of 8 other Derby Sands members, who meet up once every two to three months to discuss issues such as fundraising, raising awareness, improving bereavement care at the hospital and in the community, feedback from national Sands and latest research.
Supporting anyone affected by the death of a baby andpromoting research to reduce the loss of babies’ lives