Supporting anyone affected by the tragic death of a baby

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 7.15pm 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.

Group meetings in 2019, at
Kingsmere Community Centre in Bicester- Any questions – please get in touch with us on our befriender phone number 07513 295504.
(This is the building opposite the school where our meetings were being held)

9th January
6th February
6th March
3rd April
1st May
5th June
3rd July
4th September
2nd October
6th November
And 4th December

Next Group Meeting

Wednesday 4th December 2019


Kingsmere Community Centre, Bicester



Our Annual Service of Remembrance and Sharing is Sunday 24th November 3.30pm at St. Anthony of Padua Church,  next to the JR hospital in Oxford. Please see our Facebook Event Page for further details. Looking forward to seeing many of you there. Continue Reading

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