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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 1.15pm – 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 27th July 2017 20:00 – 22:00
Thursday 24th August 2017 20:00 – 22:00
Thursday 28th September 2017 20:00 – 22:00
Thursday 26th October 2017 20:00 – 22:00
Thursday 23rd November 2017 20:00 – 22:00
Thursday 21st December 2017 20:00 – 22:00 (NB a week earlier than usual)

Daytime Meetings:
Friday 21st  July 2017 10:00-11:45 (NB a week later than usual and different time)
Friday 11th August 2017 11:00-12:45
Friday 8th September 2017 11:00-12:45
Friday 13th October 2017 11:00-12:45
Friday 10th November 2017 11:00-12:45
Friday 8th December 2017 11:00-12:45

Pregnancy After Loss Meetings:
Friday 21st July 2017 12.15 – 13.45 (NB a week later than usual and different time)
Friday 11th August 2017 13:15 – 14:45
Friday 8th September 2017 13:15 – 14:45
Friday 13th October 2017 13:15 – 14:45
Friday 10th November 2017 13:15 – 14:45
Friday 8th December 2017 13:15 – 14:45

Memorial Services 2017:

Sunday 18th June 11:00 – Mortlake Crematorium Memorial Service – Father’s Day

Saturday 15th July 2pm – Imperial NHS Trust, St Mary’s and QCH – memorial service for babies from the Neonatal units, at Notting Hill Methodist Church 240 Lancaster Road W11 4AH
Sunday 15th October 19:00 – Mortlake Crematorium Memorial Service – Wave of Light
Sunday 3rd December 11:30 – Mortlake Crematorium – Babies & Children’s Remembrance Service
Sunday 3rd December 14:00 – Mortlake Crematorium – Adult’s Christmas Service
Thursday 14th December 19:00 – Mortlake Crematorium – Adult’s Christmas Service


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