Hull and East Yorkshire Sands

About us

Hull and East Yorkshire Sands is a volunteer led Group that works to promote Sands’ vision in our area. Supporting anyone affected by the death of a baby, working to improve the care bereaved parents receive, and promoting research and working closely with many different organisations to reduce the loss of babies’ lives.

We provide direct peer support to bereaved parents, we work with local healthcare professionals to promote their access to Sands’ materials and training and we raise awareness about stillbirth and neo-natal death to help break the silence about this tragedy.

HEY Sands, was the first local group set up by Maggie Simkiss in 1992, and has always, and remains, a volunteer-led Group who live within the HEY area working to support the charity’s vision aims in our area. As bereaved parents ourselves, we understand the pain and grief when a baby dies. The support we offer can be accessed via telephone, social media and email, through monthly support meetings, Sands United, and events with other bereaved families. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We are here to listen and offer our support