Supporting anyone affected by the tragic death of a baby

07513 295504

Befriending and Group Meetings

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.

Group Meetings

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.

********* NEW GROUP MEETING VENUE ************

Due to unforeseen circumstances we have not able to use the community room at Tesco and have been in the training room for our recent meetings instead. However, we feel this venue is not suitable and so- as from June our meetings will be at a different venue – St Edburg’s C of E Primary School, Pioneer Way, Bicester . OX26 6JP
Any questions – please get in touch with us on our befriender phone number 07513 295504.

Our next few meetings-
Wednesday 5th July 2017
Wednesday 6th September 2017

Next Group Meeting

Wednesday 5th July 2017


at St Edburg’s C of E Primary School , Pioneer Way, Bicester . OX26 6JP




Please note that our group meetings from June will be held at St Edburg’s C of E Primary School, Pioneer Way, Bicester. OX26 6JP It was great to see some of you at the Bloxham Steam Rally on 25th June, to help us celebrate our 30th birthday!   Continue Reading

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