Bristol Sands


Bristol Sands is a volunteer led Group that works to promote Sands’ vision in our area.

Bristol Sands is part of the charity Sands, who work to support anyone affected by pregnancy loss or the death of a baby. Sands also carries out vital work to improve care and maternity safety to help save babies' lives. 

We are bereaved parents and volunteer our time to support other parents and their families, who have suffered the death of a baby before, during, or after birth.

Support is free of charge and open to all bereaved parents whatever the circumstances of your baby’s death.

If you are reading this page because your baby or babies have died, whether recently or long ago, we would like to offer our sincere condolences. We understand the feelings you may be facing. Parents’ experiences are unique but the death of a much-loved baby can bring an overwhelming grief that is deeper and lasts much longer than other people realise. Many parents say that they never knew it was possible to feel such sadness, and that their lives are shattered.

Normally we hold monthly support meetings at

Bedminster Library,
4 St Peters Court 
Bedminster Parade, 

Bereavement Support
1st Thursday of every month, 7.30pm

This is an opportunity to talk about the loss of your baby or babies and to seek support from our Befrienders as well as other parents on a similar journey to you.

Pregnant Again Support (Now held online)
1st Tuesday of every month, 7.30pm

We know a subsequent pregnancy can be a very frightening time so we offer these meetings to talk about any concerns or worries you may have. 

Bristol Sands also has a dedicated mobile support number that is available to call for support outside of the support meetings we run. The number is - 07970 930513 and is manned by trained peer befriender.  

Find out how Sands makes a difference in Bristol and across the UK, or to get bereavement support, search for Bristol Sands on Facebook or go to Sands’ website.

We are a focal point for fundraising, with many wonderful and dedicated fundraisers working so hard to support Sands locally and nationally. Help us by giving generously – your donation can make a positive difference and help us to reduce the numbers of babies dying in the UK today.