What is a befriender?
A befriender is a volunteer who has been personally affected by the loss of a baby and has received specialist training to offer confidential support to others. When you contact our helpline, you will be asked to leave a message and a befriender will ring you back. Befrienders can also be contacted via email. Our befrienders include mothers, fathers and grandparents.
Our group support meetings are led by Sands befrienders. You are welcome to join us from 7pm for refreshments and to have a look at the basket of support books that we have available to borrow.
With the meeting starting at 7.30pm, befrienders will share their stories and experiences and you will be invited to share your story if you wish, or you may just want to come and listen to others to begin with. Attending your first meeting can be emotional, so please don’t feel pressured to let us know you are planning to come; you are welcome to just turn up.
- Due to the children’s centre being closed, from March, our meetings will be held in the Community Room at Bicester Tesco- which is located at the back of the store. Signing in is at the Customer Service Desk. Any questions – please get in touch with us on our befriender phone number 07513 295504.Meeting dates from March, 7-9-30pm, held at
Tesco, Lakeview drive , Bicester. OX26 1DE