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 2020, 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)

8th January
5th February
4th March
1st April
6th May
3rd June
1st July
No meeting in August
2nd September
7th October
4th November
2nd December

Next Group Meeting

Group support meetings have been cancelled until the end of May 2020 at least, due to coronavirus

Current Newsletter


📢📢Due to concerns about the spread of coronavirus in Oxfordshire, we have been advised by National Sands that we have to make the decision to cancel our group support face-to-face meetings until at least the end of May. If you need support, please ring our befriender phone on 07513 295504, message us on this Facebook… Continue Reading

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