Tina said: “I’ve been nominated for a volunteer award and I’m so chuffed and didn't actually believe it was for me. My local Sands group was there when I needed them the most, the support that I got was just what I wanted. It’s not always easy, I’ve had my ups and downs and it’s been a challenge and a half to bring the group together and embrace the new changes Sands has brought to us; it wasn’t easy, especially as a new chair person.
“Being part of Sands has helped me feel that I’m giving something back. It has its sad side, but also the fun side – who would have thought that I would meet Elvis and that he would sing to me! I love the fundraising part and I can’t wait for our next stall when we will all dress up in Victorian dress at a Victorian Christmas weekend fair.”
Heatherjane Coombs, Welsh Network Coordinator, said: “Tina has recently taken on the role of Chair for Gwynedd Sands and, although she has had a lot on personally, she has gelled into an established group whilst embracing the new financial model and project planning.”
Tina 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.