Sands New Zealand is a network of parent-run, non-profit groups supporting families who have experienced the death of a baby.
Sands New Zealand is a network of parent-run, non-profit groups supporting families who have experienced the death of a baby. We have over 25 groups and within those groups, many contact people around the country.
All of the people involved in Sands give their time and energy voluntarily - we are not a government funded organisation. We do not have any paid staff. Most of our members/supporters are also bereaved parents.
We offer empathy and understanding. We are not counsellors and do not give professional advice but we do offer an opportunity and environment to share experiences, to talk and to listen. We promote awareness, understanding and support for those dealing with the death of a baby in pregnancy, birth or as a newborn, and due to medical termination or other forms of reproductive loss. We are registered with the Charities Commission.
Use of funds
Funds will be used for:
1. Provide to our volunteers training that is robust,thorough and regular.
2. Cover our website costs to continue to provide a very useful resourceful site that is up to date for bereaved families to access nationwide.