Sands Awareness Week
Sands (stillborn and neonatal death charity) awareness week for 2018 was themed, “Walk a Mile in my shoes”.
The aim was to raise awareness not only of Sands, but of the not talked about subject of stillbirth and neonatal death.
Walk a mile focus was to do your own walk, your way. Much like every person dealing with the tragic death of their baby has a different and unique story to tell.
The walks could be done alone, with family or friends, or with work colleagues. They could be serious or fun, high profile or low key.
We also held a cake sale, had donation pots and Directors of the firm matched fundraised amounts.
Together we raised £282.70 for Sands.
The event nationally raised over £21,000.
Why did we take part?
Stillbirth and neonatal death happens.
We help families get answers as to why.
But, the journey is different for each one of those families. And we wanted to show our support to not only them, but to charities that help them too.
Sands does brilliant work supporting bereaved families.
“Talking about stillbirth more openly will help raise awareness. No one wants to think of a baby dying in pregnancy. But it is a reality. And many of my clients tragically know the reality.”
“On working with a client at the time of the event, I felt it extremely important to fundraise for Sands. We were desperately seeking answers from the NHS Trust as to why her daughter had been delivered stillborn.”
Often the only way families can get answers as to what has happened is to seek legal advice.
Medical professionals can close rank and not give clear answers as to what happened.
Families come to us desperate to get answers.
By obtaining medical records, we can get those answers and talk you through events without all the medical jargon.