Everyone is welcome to join us in remembering our beloved babies through our virtual Sands Garden event.

Each year we come together at the Sands Garden at the National Memorial Arboretum to remember and look forward. As we are unable to do so in person this year, we will be uniting online to share readings, music and images that help us remember our loved ones and support each other through this difficult time.

This year's Garden event took place as a series of readings and music especially for Sands and it's supporters on Saturday 6th June at 2pm. You are able to watch the event live on the Sands YouTube Channel

 

Since this year we are not able to gather at the National Memorial Arboretum to place memorial stones by the Sands statue, we have started to collect photos of remembrance activities and some of these will included in the event.

Thank you to all who shared their beautiful images with us. Since we have had many photos sent, we have organized some of them into a short slideshow.  We will be creating another longer slideshow that will be posted on this page soon of all the photos that have been shared with us.

Our new dedication page is now live and you can add a permanent message here: https://sands.dedicationpage.org/sandsgarden

We hope this will help everyone feel connected through our shared experience and wish to remember the babies we love, until we can all meet again at the Sands Garden for remembrance and reflection during what may (hopefully) be a return to a more familiar way of functioning next year.

Download our Order of Service for today's event.

Order of Service

Download the Order of Service to follow our virtual Garden Day event of Remembrance and Hope

Sands Garden Day rainbow

Free colouring sheets for children

Finally, we've created some free colouring sheets for children that they can use during the event, or any time, which you can download and print.

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