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Support Meetings & Events

Support meetings

Evening support meetings run from 8-10pm, usually on the 4th Thursday of the month. Bereaved parents can come as a couple, on their own, or with a friend or relative.  No babies or children, but pregnant mothers are welcome, with an understanding that they are sensitive to recently bereaved parents and those for whom future pregnancies may not be possible.

Daytime meetings are usually on the 2nd Friday of the month. These are held in two parts.

The first part, 11am-12:45pm, is for bereaved parents with no babies or children present.  As with the evening meetings, pregnant mothers are welcome, with an understanding that they are aware of the sensitivities of others.

The second part, from 1.00pm – 2.45pm  is a “Children & Pregnancy After Loss” meeting.  Parents are welcome to come to afternoon meetings        once they have attended at least two of the morning or evening meetings.  This is for those who wish to bring their older children, are considering another pregnancy, are already pregnant after loss, or have had another baby. Parents are welcome to attend whichever of the meetings is most suitable, and can stay for both if they would like to.  Babies and children are welcome at this second part of the meeting.

All the support meetings are hosted by two befrienders, and are a confidential space.  There is no obligation to talk and parents can share with others as much, or as little, of their experience as they wish to.

If you would like to know more about our meetings, which are held in Chiswick, please contact us:

Tel: 07710010026   Email: info@westlondonsands.org.uk

Evening Meetings:
Thursday 30th November 2017 20:00 – 22:00 (NB a week later than usual)

Thursday 21st December 2017 20:00 – 22:00 (NB a week earlier than usual)

Thursday 25th January 2018  20:00 – 22:00

Thursday 22nd February 2108  20:00 – 22:00

Thursday 22nd March     2018   20:00 – 22:00

Daytime Meetings:
Friday 8th December 2017 11:00-12:45

Friday 12th January 2018 11:00 – 12.45

Friday 9th February 2018  11:00 – 12.45

Pregnancy After Loss Meetings:
Friday 8th December 2017 13:00 – 14:45

Friday 12th January 2018  13:00 – 14:45

Friday 9th February 2018  13:00 – 14:45

 

Memorial Services 2017:
Sunday 19th November  15:00  Hillingdon Hospital Memorial Service ‘Cherished Angels’ in Multi-Faith Chapel, Lower level.

Sunday 3rd December 11:30 – Mortlake Crematorium – Babies & Children’s Remembrance Service

Friday 8th December 19.30 – Lights of Love Service at St Paul’s Knightsbridge, SW1X 8SH   No need to book.  Contact erica.stewart@sands.org.uk for more information

Thursday 14th December 19:00 – Mortlake Crematorium – Christmas Service


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