Bristol Sands
Peter and Natalie

Student Midwives Training Event

In addition to providing support to bereaved parents, volunteers from Bristol Sands take part in Bereavement training events. At these events medical professionals (doctors, midwives etc) take part in a half day training session to help them be better prepared to support parents who have suffered the loss of a baby, before, during or shortly after birth. Bristol Sands believes these training events to be vitally important as good bereavement care in the first few days and weeks after a loss can be crucial.

On 11th September two of Bristol Sands committee members and volunteers took part in a training event at the University of the West of England with a group of trainee midwives. Peter Byrom was there to talk about the support that Bristol Sands as a group can offer to bereaved parents and the events which are available. Natalie Le Grange shared her story of loss of their first daughter at 24 weeks into the pregnancy and the subsequent impact felt by both herself and her husband.

Judging by the feedback that Natalie and Peter received on the morning and the following days on social media, the event was very successful and worthwhile.

Bristol Sands contributes to these very important training sessions from our core costs.  Anyone wishing to donate towards these costs can do so via our 'Just Giving' page which can be found at - We are so grateful to all donations received.