Sands is a community network of bereaved parents and families, volunteers, members, Sands employees, health professionals, community-based organisations, professional partner organisations and business representatives, donors and sponsors. This extends out on a national level and links in more locally under state umbrellas.
Each person in the Sands Community is valued and enriches the vitality and sustainability of Sands. As a bereaved parent or other family member, you may appreciate being involved with Sands purely by accessing our services or by attending one of our events. You are our “Sands Parents” and we embrace you as the essence of our community, and invite you to participate in any way that suits you, now.
Our community stake-holders include:
Donors and Sponsors
Sands Victoria staff
Ways to link with the Sands Victoria Community
EVENTS Sands Victoria runs events throughout the year. These are a great way to meet other bereaved parents, families and friends, to gain validation, support and share stories. It is also a way to bring joy into the experience of grief. Events can be for bringing together parents, family and friends to strengthen community. Or for health promotion- to raise awareness and to educate, or to raise funds- to sustain our services. Or to raise our profile- marketing campaigns to ensure parents and the wider community know about and access Sands Victoria.
Our events aim to
1) Strengthen community
2) Promote health and raise awareness
3) Raise our profile
4) Raise funds
Events are run by volunteers with staff support. Volunteering at an event is a fun and rewarding experience. If you are interested to volunteer click here
Many events are focused on issues of interest to Health professionals, Community orgainsations and members of the business sectors. If you are interested in or work in these areas click here
To view our upcoming events go to the events tab on the right hand menu.
MEMORIALS We invite you to share a Memorial for your baby who has died. It can be very healing to write and see it included amongst the other beautiful memorials from Sands Parents within the community. To submit a memorial click here. To view the Sands Victoria memorial page please click here.
NEWSLETTER Share something through the newsletter. You can submit a memorial specifically for the newsletter, or your personal story of parental grief, an article, a poem, a picture. All submissions are welcomed. Click here for more information
MEMBERSHIP Become a member and receive a variety of benefits, including the newsletter and voting rights at the AGM. For details on joining Sands Victoria follow this link
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