Ayrshire Sands

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


Upcoming Events



Christmas Service 2020

Due to COVID-19 we are very sad to say that we are unable to hold our normal Christmas bauble service. 


So this year we are doing it virtually, please see our Christmas Service page here for more details.



Support Meetings

**Face to face support meetings at the hospital 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 most of our face to face meetings, be put on hold for the time being.


Zoom support meetings


We are currently holding support meetings over the Zoom video conference platform when requested and anyone interested in attending one should contact us for more details.

Walk'n'Talk meetings

We are also now offering Walk'n'Talk meetings at weekends, these offer a chance to see others in person whilst having a leisurely walk in a nearby outside space, social distancing will, of course, be adhered to. 

Please contact us if you would like to attend one of these.

Other Support


We are 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.  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

Support Meetings

Please read notice above.

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.

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