Josephine and Elliot Ashton have been nominated as part of 40 volunteers for #Sands40. Join them at Sands 40th Anniversary Conference on 17th November 2018 in Glasgow
“Started our journey on 27 March 2009, when our son Edward was stillborn.
And we became befrienders in September 2010.
Now we are part of Staffordshire Sands, which we helped create in 2012.
During this time we welcomed our rainbow, Eliza, on 27 November 2014.
Supporting families through their darkest times and seeing them come to a more comfortable point is something we’re proud to be part of.
Josephine and Elliot Ashton”
Sarah Finnigan, West Network Coordinator, “Josephine and Elliot have been an integral part of Staffordshire Sands Committee for a number of years, giving their time to help support bereaved parents in their local area. They have created positive links with local hospitals, supported various health professional training workshops, helped to organise many fundraising events and continued to support bereaved parents despite having to face and overcome some very challenging personal circumstances themselves. Their commitment and dedication is an inspiration and their efforts have touched many people’s lives.”
Pictured are Josephine and Elliot with their daughter Eliza at the Sands Garden Event in 2018. Josephine said: “It was an honour to be asked to hand out the roses as we were asked to source them locally for Sands, as we are not far from the Arboretum. It was nice to see people’s reaction to them.”
Josephine and Elliot Ashton have 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.