The first Sands Queensland meeting took place on the 9th of November 1983, after a bereaved mother, Judy Clarkson, saw a need for support services after the stillbirth of her own daughter Janette.Read More »
The Sands Queensland Management Committee is comprised of volunteers who dedicate their time and skills to help steer Sands in it’s mission to promote and facilitate quality support and care systems for the parents and families of babies who have died during pregnancy, at birth or soon after.
We welcome and thank you to the new Committee for 2018 and we look forward to a productive year.Read More »
May 7th is International Bereaved Mother’s Day.
It is a day for those in the Pregnancy and Infant Loss community to come together to show their support and recognition for those mothering children no longer here with them.Read More »
2015 was a big year for the Sands group in Mackay with the group raising over $7000 to purchase two Cuddle Cots for their local hospitals.Read More »
All year long we have been talking about money and, in particular, about where the money will come from to keep running Sands Queensland.
While this has been a daunting experience for the Committee and the staff, it has also been an amazing opportunity.Read More »
Guest post by Lauren Holden, Finn’s Mum
My husband, Paul, and I were so thrilled to be expecting our first baby. We were both in our forties and excited about introducing our child to all the wonderful people, places and creatures in the world. The nursery was ready and we had spent months choosing the absolute best for our baby.Read More »
Guest post by Kara Smith who is participating in this year’s Bridge to Brisbane
In May 2013 our second daughter, Hayley, was stillborn. It felt like our worlds came to a halt and souls were shattered. My husband and I have always been overweight but started making changes when our first daughter was on the way. However, after losing Hayley we sort of rebelled against the universe through junk food and put back on some of the weight we had lost. We decided we couldn’t keep going like that, so for all of our children and our health we again decided to make a change.Read More »