Sands 40th anniversary
Networks & Volunteering Team, Sands | 29 October 2018

I joined Sands in 2006 after losing my son Jamie aged three days old.

I became a befriender for Powys Sands in 2008 because I wanted to help parents through the suffering of losing their child; it gave my loss and grief a purpose.

I took over the running of Powys Sands in 2014 and have an amazing little team to work alongside to ensure that we can reach and support all those that need our help. Powys is such a large area and without the teams support this couldn’t be achieved. 

Thank you for my nomination, it means the world to me.

Heatherjane Coombs, Welsh Network Coordinator said: “When the current Chair left a message saying she was stepping down, Carolyn took over as she didn’t want the group to close and has worked hard to then go on and win local awards for the charity.”


Carolyn has been nominated as part of 40 volunteers for #Sands40. Join them at Sands 40th Anniversary Conference on 17th November 2018 in Glasgow. 

Sands is marking its 40th anniversary this year and we would like to say thank you for the incredible support and contribution that our dedicated volunteers make across the UK to support bereaved parents and anyone affected by the death of a baby. 

We will be hosting an awards ceremony during the Sands 40th Anniversary Conference to celebrate the wide range of volunteering involvement in Sands and acknowledge 40 volunteers for their dedication and commitment. 

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