16 June 2015

Cardiff- based Confused.com has chosen Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity as their Charity of the year 2015.

Their fundraising efforts and support for this charity began with 20 members of staff riding Velothon Wales on Sunday 14 June 2015. The team of riders trained hard for Wale’s biggest ever cycling event and exceeded their fundraising target of £1,000.

Commenting on their Confused.com’s CEO, Martin Coriat, said:

“Confused.com are incredibly proud to support Sands and the effort shown by our riders at the Velothon was outstanding. The charity and the cause is very close to our hearts and they are our charity of the year for 2015. We had 20 members of staff taking part on Saturday and they’ve almost doubled their fundraising target which is absolutely incredible.”

Over 5700 babies were stillborn or died within the first 4 weeks of life in the UK in 2013. That’s over 100 babies every week whose families’ lives are devastated with lifelong consequences.

Sands operates throughout the UK supporting anyone affected by the death of a baby and promotes research to reduce the loss of babies’ lives.

“The efforts of our fundraisers never fail to amaze us here at Sands. As a charity we rely on the wonderful generosity of our supporters to continue our work.

“We are extremely grateful to Confused.com for choosing Sands as their Charity of the year 2015. We would like to thank all staff members that took in this amazing challenge,” Carolyn Bray, Fundraising Manager at Sands.

In September 2015, 40 of their staff are in training to compete in Wales competition ‘Survival of The Fittest.’

To donate please visit https://www.justgiving.com/ConfusedVelothon2015.

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For more information or to arrange an interview with members of Confused.com please contact media@uk-sands.org

About Sands

Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity, was established by bereaved parents in 1978.

Sands supports anyone affected by the death of a baby; works in partnership with health professionals to improve the quality of care and services offered to bereaved families; and promotes and funds research and changes in practice that could help to reduce the loss of babies’ lives.

Sands is a national organisation, with over 100 regional support groups across the UK.  Further information can be found at www.uk-sands.org.