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Bereavement Support (15)


Bereavement Support Pack for Parents

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We are so sorry that your baby has died. We understand how devastated you must be and that you will have many questions and decisions to make. To guide you through this difficult time, we have put together our Bereavement Support Pack. It is free and the information it contains may be helpful to you both now and later. Our Bereavement Support Pack can be ordered for free from our Shop or by calling our helpline. Alternatively you can download and read the individual booklets and leaflets by visiting our Support section on the website. : https://www.uk-sands.org/support/supporting-parents/bereavement-support-pack
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When a baby dies before labour begins

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Our booklet When a baby dies before labour begins contains the information that you and your partner might need if you have found out you find out that your baby has died before labour has started including: what happens next, your choices and what to expect when your baby is born.

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Saying Goodbye to your baby

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Our booklet Saying Goodbye to your Baby contains all the information that you might need in the first few hours, days and weeks after your baby has died. It covers: how you might feel, telling family and friends, creating memories and more.

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Deciding about a Post Mortem

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Our booklet Deciding about a Post Mortem Examination- Information for Parents contains all the facts you need to make an informed choice including timing, getting the results and other practical matters.

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Deciding about a funeral for your baby

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Deciding about a funeral for your baby is clearly explains the steps that need to be taken and choices that can be made if parents decide to have a funeral for their baby.

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Mainly for Fathers

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Our booklet Mainly for Fathers is based on what bereaved fathers have told us that they needed to know. It covers essential topics such as: the physical and emotional manifestations of grief, telling family and friends, creating memories and finding support.

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Financial Help (Money Advice Service leaflet)

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The rights and benefits to which bereaved parents may be entitled are complicated and depend on many things, including the length of the pregnancy, whether your baby was stillborn or lived for a short time after birth, whether you are employed and your earnings before the birth.

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Supporting Children when a Baby has Died

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Children can be deeply affected when a baby dies. Our booklet Supporting children when a baby has died is written for parents, other family members and friends who have children of their own, teachers and anyone who comes into contact with a child whose baby brother or sister has died.

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Sexual Relationships after the death of a baby

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Our booklet Sexual relationships after the death of a baby acknowledges this sensitive subject.

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Information and support for Grand Parents

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Our booklet Information and support for grandparents: When a grandchild dies before, during or shortly after birth covers the physical and emotional reactions to grief, dealing with other people’s reactions, how the parents might be feeling and offering and getting support.

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For Family & Friends - How you can help

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Many family members and friends are at a loss as to what to say or do when a baby dies. If you have a relative or friend whose baby has died you may be experiencing your own grief while worrying about how to support the parents and the rest of the family. You are welcome to use any of our support services including our helpline

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Returning to work after the death of your baby

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Our booklet Returning to work after the death of your baby includes information on rights and benefits, advice on telling colleagues and techniques for managing emotions.

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Information for Employers

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Our booklet Information for employers – Helping a bereaved parent return to work provides detailed guidance to ensure employers are equipped to deal sensitively and knowledgeably with a member of staff who has been through such an unimaginable trauma.

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Another pregnancy: for parents whose baby has died

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Our booklet Another pregnancy? After a late miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death covers essential topics such as: how soon to try to get pregnant again, how you may feel during the pregnancy, other people’s reactions, antenatal care, preparing for the birth, the birth itself, and afterwards.

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Long Ago Bereaved

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The death of a baby around the time of birth is a major bereavement that can have life-long effects on parents and their families. So it’s not surprising that we are often contacted by parents whose baby died many years ago, and who now want to talk about what happened and how they feel.

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Books (15)


Three Minus One

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A powerful, groundbreaking collection that shatters the silence about stillbirth, miscarriage and neonatal death. A moving and beautifully written anthology giving a powerful insight into what it is like to experience the death of a baby.

Inspired by the film Return to Zero—the first Hollywood film to tackle the taboo subject of stillbirth—this is a poignant, inspiring anthology that offers much-needed insight into the unique, shattering, and life-changing experience of losing a child.

Pages: 316

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Footprints - A collection of stories and poems

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Footprints is published several times a year by Sands and contains personal experiences and poems written by families after their precious babies have died.

Issue 1

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Footprints - A collection of stories and poems

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Footprints contains a collection of personal and poignant stories and poems. Beautiful to both look at and read and small enough to fit into a bag.

Collect them all!

Issue 2

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A Gift of words

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A moving collection of more than 100 poems written by parents, grandparents, siblings, and other family members in respect of their own personal experience of the death of a baby.

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A Gift for the Bereaved Parent

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The loss of a child is probably the most painful experience and it is at such times of deep sorrow and grief that people often turn to their faith. This book addresses this need from the Islamic perspective using quotes from the Quran and Ahadith.

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Alice: A Journey

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Chrissy Merton’s compelling story takes you through all the emotions of her unusual pregnancy: fear, pain and uncertainty as well as laughter and intimacy. You won’t be able to put this book down.

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Born Asleep

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Born Asleep is Susan's personal account of the unexplained stillbirth of her daughter Amy at 39 weeks. She was her second child. A life changing event, losing her precious baby in this way was a deeply traumatic and profoundly sad experience for her.

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Fathers Feel Too

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A book by men, for men on coping with the death of a baby.
When Andrew Don's baby Lara Jean died at five months in the womb, the hospital consultant sent his wife a condolence letter which didn't mention him. Andrew felt like a non-person.

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Finding Zoe

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In 2003, whilst visiting Australia, when Paula first heard of Zoe and Clive Gentle. On arrival back in England, Paula set out on the long and emotional journey to find out as much as she could about Zoe, a baby who had died over 40 years before.

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How I Came to Hold You

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'How I Came to Hold You' is a new anthology providing 17 very personal, but differing reflections of those who have suffered the death of a baby and taken the step of becoming pregnant again.

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Jo

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Bang! The whole world changes around you because of a series of events. This is the personal account of the pain and grief suffered by Caroline Youde on the loss of her son Jo. Not only did she lose her son but her ability to have more children. However,

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Living with Leo

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A dad's struggle to live with the death of his 1 day old son Leo. Leo's father, Mario, has written movingly of his experience of prospective fatherhood and the distress of bereavement. Twelve letters written over a year, from a father to his son.

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Soulmates: Blessed by little angels

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Cheryl Peachey's deeply emotional rollercoaster journey after Kieryn's death took her to realms she never knew existed. It is only now, years later, that Cheryl is able to tell her story.

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Thomas: A Lifetime Denied

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This book describes a mother's emotional journey to reconcile her anger and sadness at her baby's death, moving from denial, devastation, guilt, anger and to finally hope.

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Toby's Tiny Tot

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The loss of a much wanted baby sibling told through the eyes of a young child. Beautifully illustrated a useful resource for families to help children understand about the death of their baby brother or sister.

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Donation to Sands (5)


Donation of £1 value

Sands support anyone affected by the death of a baby and work to prevent more babies dying unnecessarily. Donate today and you will make a huge difference to the lives of bereaved families in their darkest hours and give them hope for the future.

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Donation of £10 value

Sands support anyone affected by the death of a baby and work to prevent more babies dying unnecessarily. Donate today and you will make a huge difference to the lives of bereaved families in their darkest hours and give them hope for the future.

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Donation of £5 value

Sands support anyone affected by the death of a baby and work to prevent more babies dying unnecessarily. Donate today and you will make a huge difference to the lives of bereaved families in their darkest hours and give them hope for the future.

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Donation of £20 value

Sands support anyone affected by the death of a baby and work to prevent more babies dying unnecessarily. Donate today and you will make a huge difference to the lives of bereaved families in their darkest hours and give them hope for the future.

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Donation of £50 value

Sands support anyone affected by the death of a baby and work to prevent more babies dying unnecessarily. Donate today and you will make a huge difference to the lives of bereaved families in their darkest hours and give them hope for the future.

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Health Professionals (8)


Bereavement Support Pack (For Parents) (12s)

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To guide parents through this difficult time, we have put together our Bereavement Support Pack. It includes one each of our suite of support bookletsthat families may be helpful both now and later on.

Supplied in units of 12. A max. of 5 units per order (60) only.

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Always Loved Never Forgotten Memory Box (12s)

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Sands memory boxes contain, among other things, two small teddy bears, one that parents can place in their baby’s coffin and the other for them to keep and a hand-knitted white blanket.

Supplied in units of 12. A max. of 5 units per order (60) only.

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Hand and Foot Print Kit (Inkless System) (12s)

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This kit that we've put together includes everything you need to take prints without mess. Including one inkless wipe, 2 sheets of special paper, instructions and a tri-fold display card.

Supplied in units of 12. A max. of 5 units per order (60) only.

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Forever in our Thoughts Memory Booklet (12s)

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Sands ‘For ever in our thoughts’ memory booklets provide space to insert information about the baby such as the baby’s name, weight and where she or he was born. There is also space for hand and footprints and photographs. There is a page for parents to write about their baby.

Supplied in units of 12. A max. of 5 units per order (60) only.

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Sands principles of bereavement care

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Parents’ perspectives and collaborative working with healthcare professionals have informed these 10 principles of bereavement care.

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Guide for Post Mortem Consent Takers

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PLEASE NOTE: THE GUIDE IS FOR PROFESSIONALS ONLY.Due to the sensitive nature of the material, some of the information in this document is likely to be upsetting and cause distress to bereaved parents and their family and friends. If you are a bereaved parent or family member or friend seeking information about post-mortem examination, please see our free booklet: Deciding about a post mortem examination: Information for parents.

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Sands Teardrop Stickers (incl. Information)

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Used to identify the notes of a mother whose baby has died, both in the time following the death and during subsequent pregnancies. They alert staff of her loss and allow staff to act with appropriate care and tact.

Includes an info leaflet.

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The Sands Audit Tool for Maternity Services

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The Tool is based on the standards set out by Sands in its widely acclaimed Guidelines and is supported by a range of professional organisations including the Royal College of Obstetricians, the Royal College of Pathologists, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) and the Human Tissue Authority.

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Membership (12)


Membership - New - Individual

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By becoming a Member of Sands you can help our work to improve care and support for families when their baby dies and to reduce the number of stillbirths and neonatal deaths.
Individual Membership gives you one voting right at the Sands Annual General Meeting.

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Membership - Renewal - Individual

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By becoming a Member of Sands you can help our work to improve care and support for families when their baby dies and to reduce the number of stillbirths and neonatal deaths.
Individual Membership gives you one voting right at the Sands Annual General Meeting.

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Membership - New - Individual (Student/Benefits)

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By becoming a Member of Sands you can help our work to improve care and support for families when their baby dies and to reduce the number of stillbirths and neonatal deaths.
Individual Membership gives you one voting right at the Sands Annual General Meeting.

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Membership - Renew - Individual (Student/Benefits)

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By becoming a Member of Sands you can help our work to improve care and support for families when their baby dies and to reduce the number of stillbirths and neonatal deaths.
Individual Membership gives you one voting right at the Sands Annual General Meeting.

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Membership - New - Sands Group Officer

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By becoming a Member of Sands you can help our work to improve care and support for families when their baby dies and to reduce the number of stillbirths and neonatal deaths.
Individual Membership gives you one voting right at the Sands Annual General Meeting.

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Membership - Renewal - Sands Group Officer

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By becoming a Member of Sands you can help our work to improve care and support for families when their baby dies and to reduce the number of stillbirths and neonatal deaths.
Individual Membership gives you one voting right at the Sands Annual General Meeting.

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Membership - New - Individual - (Overseas)

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By becoming a Member of Sands you can help our work to improve care and support for families when their baby dies and to reduce the number of stillbirths and neonatal deaths.
Individual Membership gives you one voting right at the Sands Annual General Meeting.

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Membership - Renewal - Individual - (Overseas)

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By becoming a Member of Sands you can help our work to improve care and support for families when their baby dies and to reduce the number of stillbirths and neonatal deaths.
Individual Membership gives you one voting right at the Sands Annual General Meeting.

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Membership - New - Family

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By becoming Members of Sands you can help our work to improve care and support for families when their baby dies and to reduce the number of stillbirths and neonatal deaths.
Joint/Family Membership provides two voting rights at the Sands Annual General Meeting.

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Membership - Renewal - Family

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By becoming Members of Sands you can help our work to improve care and support for families when their baby dies and to reduce the number of stillbirths and neonatal deaths.
Joint/Family Membership provides two voting rights at the Sands Annual General Meeting.

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Membership - New - Family - (Overseas)

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By becoming Members of Sands you can help our work to improve care and support for families when their baby dies and to reduce the number of stillbirths and neonatal deaths.
Joint/Family Membership provides two voting rights at the Sands Annual General Meeting.

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  • Membership Pack
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Membership - Renewal - Family - (Overseas)

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By becoming Members of Sands you can help our work to improve care and support for families when their baby dies and to reduce the number of stillbirths and neonatal deaths.
Joint/Family Membership provides two voting rights at the Sands Annual General Meeting.

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Merchandise (13)


Teardrop Logo Pin Badge

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Sands Teardrop Logo Pin Badge

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Always Loved Never Forgotten Keyring

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In pastel pink and blue and made from 100% silicon; the key ring features our "Always Loved Never Forgotten" signature wording along with little hand and footprint detail

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Always Loved Never Forgotten Wristband

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Sands awareness wristbands feature our signature phrase 'always loved: never forgotten' alongside two tiny hand and footprints.

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Black ink branded Pen

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Sands branded black ink pen

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Pound For Life / Trolley Keyring

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Sands 'Pound for Life' trolley key ring branded in our new eye catching colours with the logo on the front and our contact details on the reverse

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Snowdrop/Sunflower Notelet Set

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Message: Blank
Size: 125mm x 125mm
Pack Qty: 6 cards - 3 of each design

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Lights of Love Notelets

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Pack of 5 cards and envelopes that have been left blank for your own message. The image was taken at the Sands Lights of Love service held at St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge. Size: 125mm x 125mm.

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Philomena

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CD features thee songs; 'Breathe' is about the hopes and anticipations of expectant parents; 'English Rose' started out as a poem about the seasons of life and death; and finally 'Philomena' is a celebration of Andrew Milloy's daughter who died.

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Clarissa - At Last

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Clarissa sings: At Last, Your Beautiful, Constant Craving, Breakaway, Heaven and Songbird

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Clarissa - Memory

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Clarissa sings: Somewhere Over The Rainbow, Memory, All at Once, Closest Thing To Crazy, I am Blessed, The Rose, and Whistle down the Wind

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Sands CD

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The CD features two songs written and performed by two bereaved parents, Karen and Andrew Scott. The songs were recorded live at a memorial service at the Millennium Chapel in the National Memorial Arboretum at Alrewas.

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Why17? Cufflinks

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Set of high quality Why17? cufflinks complete with presentation box.

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Why17? Pin Badge

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Why17? logo pin badge

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Preventing Babies' Deaths: What has to be done

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Our report: Preventing Babies’ Deaths: what needs to be done (January 2012) proposes that as many as 1,200 babies’ lives could be saved every year through a combination of more research, better care and greater awareness of the risks of stillbirth and newborn baby death.

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