East Kent Sands

Local Support

We are pleased to announce that we will be running our monthly support meetings from May 2021 onwards.

Our meetings take place on the second Wednesday of the month between 7:45pm and 9:15pm at St Johns Church Community Centre, Margate, CT9 1LN. Free parking is available. We are all bereaved parents ourselves and this meeting is an open space for you to come and talk about your experiences and babies. There is no pressure to talk, if you feel more comfortable listening that is perfectly okay, we all grieve in our own way. 

For the latest news on our meetings and activities follow our social media pages listed below.

Sands is cancelling all events and activities across the country for the forseeable future, including the Sands run Ashford Wave of Light but there will be virtual events organised via Sands.org.uk. A Wave of Light event took place in Ashford 2021 through the charity East Kent Baby Memorial Gardens Group. 

Support remains available from our local volunteers on 07888 967463 via email support.eastkent@sands.org.uk on our Facebook page @SandsKent or our Instagram page @eastkentsands 

If you need bereavement support you can also contact the Sands national helpline on 0808 164 3332 or helpline@sands.org.uk. For other ways we offer support, including our Online Community and our Bereavement Support App, visit https://sands.org.uk/support.


We are really sorry, but we are unable to offer meetings at the moment. You can always access immediate support from the Sands Helpline team – their contact details are below.

We offer a range of support, including direct peer support at local meetings, or telephone support by a trained peer befriender. There is also a wide range of resources available for free from Sands. These include:

For more information and resources for bereaved parents and healthcare professionals, visit the Sands website.