***Support meetings cancelled until further notice***

We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone that supports, befriends and fundraises for Ayrshire Sands. Unfortunately due to these uncertain times surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and taking into account the guidance offered by the government and health care professionals, we feel it would be most prudent not only for our bereaved parents & friends but also for our volunteers and their families, that all but the most essential visits & meetings, be cancelled for the time being. We will, of course, monitor the situation and update you as soon as this decision changes.


We are, of course, still available at the end of a phone or email and on social media and we will continue to support remotely to the best of our ability.


This will be reviewed daily and any changes will be announced as soon as possible.


If you need support, please do not hesitate to contact us on any of the following;


• Call our office and leave a message on 01563 825 402, our machine is checked daily.


• Email us at support@ayrshiresands.org


• Visit our website at www.ayrshiresands.org


• Contact us through our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ayrshire.sands


• Call our national support team on 0808 164 3332


• Or email the national helpline at helpline@sands.org.uk


Please take care and stay safe everyone ❤️ from all at Ayrshire Sands


>>>>> A message from CEO of Sands, Clea Harmer;


It is such a difficult and challenging time, but even social distancing can’t stop us all being there for each other. I want to thank you all so much for everything that you are doing from continuing to provide support in whatever way you can, and for trying to think of new and different ways to reach the parents and families who need us.


Key action points:

1. All Sands events until the end of May are now cancelled, this includes Networking Days and Befriender Training.

2. All Sands face-to-face support meetings until the end of May are cancelled.

3. All other events, such as fundraising or memorial events, until the end of May are cancelled. <<<<<

The sharing of hurt is the beginning of healing


A very warm welcome to the Ayrshire Sands site, if at any time you have any questions or would like to get in touch

for any reason, please do not hesitate to contact us, it's what we are here for, and please remember we are all bereaved parents or grandparents who know how you feel x

For more details of all our events and how to get involved please visit our Facebook page




Everyone involved with Ayrshire Sands is a bereaved parent or grandparent and understands how it feels to lose a baby. We holds support meetings on the first Monday evening of every month (except January) between 8pm and 10pm in the Education Centre at Crosshouse Hospital.

These meeting are to help anyone who had been involved with the loss of

a baby. Whether you are a parent, grandparent, sibling, other family

member, or a friend, you will find a warm welcome.

The meetings are very informal, you do not have to stand up and

introduce yourself, in fact you do not have to talk at all, if you do not want to.

We also have the use of a small seperate room so if you would prefer

somewhere quieter this can easily be arranged.


If you would like to come to a meeting but don't want to walk in by

yourself, we can arrange for someone to meet you beforehand.

If, at the last minute, you cannot come for what ever reason, please

do not worry, we have all been in the same position and know how hard

these steps are to take. 

If you feel you would like to talk to someone but cannot face coming to the

hospital for the meeting, we can arrange a home visit from our befrienders. 

If you require any help at all please give us a call or get in touch via email or social media.