How a Few Clicks Can Help Grieving Parents
I’ve mentioned SANDS, the stillbirth and neonatal death society, on this blog in the past.
SANDS Lothians, which supports those in the Lothians who have suffered a stillbirth or a neonatal death, has been chosen as one of the five finalists in the Netmums competition to receive a share of a £200,000 money pot from Sport Relief but needs our help.
If you are in the UK, please go to this page, where you will see the list of five finalists. Scroll down and tick SANDS Lothians, enter your name, town and postal code then click “Done”. You don’t have to be in the Lothians to vote for SANDS.
Of course, all the finalists are exceedingly worthy causes, but this one is very close to my heart. I can tell you first hand how valuable is the work that SANDS Lothians does because it was a lifeline to us after our son Aidan died in 2005. No one understands that darkness like someone who has been through it, as the society’s volunteers and officers have. For us, the pain was deepened further by being childless parents. At SANDS, we were recognised as parents in a way that we could be nowhere else.
You can find out more about the society’s hard and vital work at the link above and in this story from the Daily Record. (You never thought I’d be directing you to the Record, did you?) SANDS Lothians could do much more with more money. The more votes the society gets, the more money it will get, as the prize split is £100,000, £50,000, £25,000, £15,000, £10,000. As the SANDS folk say themselves:
It’s fantastic we are guaranteed at least £10,000 but with your help who knows what we could achieve!?!?
I urge you to make a difference for bereaved parents with just a couple of clicks.