If you have found this website because your baby has recently died, we extend our heartfelt sympathies to you. Many of our Sands members can relate to the feelings you are experiencing right now and we sincerely hope that the information on these pages may be of some help to you over the following hours, days, months or years.
Most of our members/supporters are also bereaved parents. While we do not know exactly how you are feeling, we have been in similar circumstances. We offer empathy and understanding. We are not counsellors and do not give formal advice but we do offer an opportunity and environment to share experiences, to talk and to listen. We promote awareness, understanding and support for those dealing with the death of a baby at any stage in pregnancy, birth or as a newborn, and due to medical termination or other forms of reproductive loss.
Our National Support Office is located in Manukau, details for which can be found on the 'Contact Sands' page.
Every year in New Zealand, over 700 babies die between 20 weeks gestation, and 12 months of age. In excess of 10,000 die as a result of an early loss prior to 20 weeks gestation.
Every 6 months, Tupperware Australia/New Zealand select a non profit group to receive funding from sales. This year Sands New Zealand is delighted that we have been selected as the recipient for
the second half of 2013. This means all the Tupperware product
fundraising dollars raised in New Zealand from July 1 – December 31,
2013 will be donated to us!
from the sale of every Sandwich Keeper Plus (in Pink Punch) will be
donated directly to us. If you would like to purchase one of these, you can contact Tupperware directly on 0800 800 818 to find a local consultant.
Thank you to all of those who voted for Sands New Zealand to receive this much needed funding.
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