Clare is a student midwife believes that breaking the taboo around stillbirth and neonatal death is key to opening up conversations around prevention and support. She wants to improve compassionate bereavement care in midwifery.
Clare's daughter Alice was stillborn and she has spoken in the media and online about her experience of baby loss. She wants all midwives to feel competent and confident when caring for bereaved families and sees the National Bereavement Care Pathway and bereavement training for healthcare professionals as great opportunities to bring about a culture change in the NHS.
Will Quince MP
Will's son was stillborn in 2014 and since entering Parliament in May 2015 he has campaigned for better bereavement care across the NHS and worked with the Government to secure ambitious commitments to reduce stillbirth and neo-natal death.
His passion is to ensure that as few people as possible experience baby loss and for those that do, that they have world class bereavement care. Will has spoken many times in Parliament on baby loss issues, and helped to establish and co-chair the Baby Loss All Party Parliamentary Group, which helped secure funding for the National Bereavement Care Pathway.
David's son Finn was born sleeping on Friday 13th April 2012 and Sands' support made a huge difference to David and his wife. Since then they have raised money for Sands, and his wife has blogged about her experiences. David has held several senior commercial roles within Barclays and is particularly interested in using his marketing and strategy background to support fundraising, and help build new corporate relationships and professional support for the charity.
David's son Ruaridh died shortly after he was born in April 1996, and his role as a Trustee is driven by the wish to ensure that bereaved parents receive the best possible care, and to reduce the loss of babies’ lives. He is Chair of the Scottish Steering Group, guiding the work of Sands volunteers in Scotland, and has worked as a psychiatrist for over 30 years and more recently in healthcare improvement.