About Sands United

The first Sands United team grew from grief after Charlotte and Rob Allen’s baby daughter Niamh died on 9 October 2017 at 39 weeks and 3 days. 

The couple vowed to do all they could to honour their daughter’s memory and ensure her legacy lived forever on, and Rob’s love of football led to him organising a football match at Northampton Town FC in aid of Sands on 23 May 2018.

Sands United

After the success of the match, the bereaved dads, uncles and brothers decided to form Sands United FC, in Northampton’s Nene Valley League. 

Since forming, Sands United FC has grown to over 30 teams across the U.K, which support bereaved families.

What would you do for the ones you love?

More teams are being established across the UK, helping more bereaved families channel their grief, raise vital funds for the charity, and help break the silence around baby loss. 

Want to be a part of our Sands United journey? Join your local team today, or if there is no team near you, why not set up your own?

Sands United across the U.K

Our aim is for a Sands United team in every corner of the UK. Check out the map to see if there's a team near you:

Want to join us on our journey? Explore our Sands United page and find out how you can get involved. 

If you have any questions, please visit our Get in touch page where there is a list of FAQ's and contact details for the Sands United team.




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