Events in South Australia - 2018

  • Candle Lighting Ceremonies - 2018
  • Walk To Remember - 2019
  • Sands SA Support Meetings 2018

candle lighting 16

 

17th October

6,30 p.m  start
Church of the Trinity
Goodwood Road, Clarence Park

The Annual Candle Lighting Ceremony will be held to honour all babies we have had, but never held, or only got to hold for too short a time. 

Please note: although the ceremony will be held in a church, it will not be religious in nature; all welcome for this special event in honour of our babies. 

Please, bring along a candle to light on the night, or there will be candles available to purchase at the beginning of the ceremony.

There will also be a slideshow playing of our babies names, so if you would like your baby/babies names included, along with anniversary date, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

(At Sands we are aware that not all bereaved parents had a chance to name their baby, so you may prefer to have "baby of (Jess and Steve) or "Baby (then your surname)". Or perhaps you may like to use this special opportunity to consider a name your baby, if you feel comfortable doing so.)

Supper will be held following the ceremony, where you will have the chance to talk to Sands South Australia parent supporters, if you would like the opportunity to do so.  

 *Please note the time of 6:30pm, different communications have listed different times.  Sands apologises for any inconvenience this has caused*

For more information please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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 walk to remember

Watch this space for details of the South Australia Walk to Remember for 2019

 

 For more information please email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

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Sands SA support meetings are held at Goodwood, South Adelaide (Hallett Cove) Wynn Vale and Mt Barker. 

If you are attending a Support Meeting please RSVP by 5pm on the day (check below for dates). RSVP: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Adelaide Support Meeting: 
2nd Tuesday of each month commencing at 7.00 pm. Goodwood Community Centre, 32 Rosa Street, Goodwood 

North of Adelaide Support Meeting:

4th Tuesday of each month commencing at 7 pm. Jubilee Community Centre, Building 2, 7 Jubilee Way, Wynn Vale.

Mt Barker Support Group:
4th Tuesday of each month commencing at 7pm. Mt Barker Community Centre, 31 Princes Road, Mt Barker.

South of Adelaide Support Group:

1st Wedneday of each month commencing at 7pm. Cove Civic Centre, 1 Ragamuffin Drive, Hallett Cove

For more information about Support Groups please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Upcoming Dates:

 

September

Sth Adelaide Support Meeting - Wednesday 5th September

Adelaide Support Meeting - Tuesday 11th September

Mount Barker Support Group - Tuesday 25th September

North of Adelaide Support Meeting - Tuesday 25th September

  

 October

Sth Adelaide Support Meeting - no meeting

Adelaide Support Meeting - no meeting

Mount Barker Support Group - Tuesday 23rd October

North of Adelaide Support Meeting - no meeting

 

 

 

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Welcome to Sands South Australia

Sands South Australia offers support to all bereaved parents and relatives who have suffered the death of a baby anytime from conception through to 28 days after birth - this includes, miscarriage, newborn death, stillbirth, ectopic pregnancy and genetic/medically advised termination.

Sands South Australia is a state-wide, self help voluntary organisation run by and for bereaved parents. We receive no government funding and rely heavily on fund-raising efforts and donations. Sands also exist in other States. There is a National Sands body (Sands Australia) to which States belong.

Sands South Australia is a self-help group consisting solely of bereaved parents.

Sands South Australia bring bereaved parents together in a number of ways, through a Newsletter, Support meetings, and over the telephone. Parents who are 'down the track' in their grief, and who have done some training, support those who are just starting to grieve.

Sands South Australia aims to assist parents in their grief and to help them understand the emotions that they are experiencing are normal.

Sands South Australia are able to offer assistance and guidance with regards to burial traces. Some parents, unable to find a gravesite, may be able to locate a record of their baby's stillbirth/death through the Births, Deaths and Marriages registrar.

Sands South Australia volunteers are available to speak to health professionals, welfare workers and other interested members of the community about the needs of bereaved parents.