SANDS Charity Melts

Some time ago I decided I wanted to create a wax melt specifically to support a charity. I love making melts and I thought what better way to raise both funds and awareness than to do what I do best! When it came to deciding which charity, it didn't take long. Although there are a number of wonderful organisations out there which I would love to support, one in particular is very close to my heart and that is Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity. Sadly, we have lost 3 babies since 2014, one through miscarriage, one an ectopic pregnancy and our precious Finley was stillborn. Each time we found Sands to be a valuable support, providing everything from practical information to local support groups. But the charity does not just provide fantastic bereavement support, they also work tirelessly to improve care for bereaved families as well as promoting research to better understand the causes of baby deaths and save babies' lives.

I therefore created the 'Butterfly Wishes' melts with proceeds being donated to Sands. 

For more information about the charity see the information below or to purchase our 'Butterfly Wishes' melts click here.

Claire x

About Sands:

Sands is the UKs leading stillbirth and neonatal death charity. For over 40 years, Sands has been the informed voice of bereaved parents and families, and provided accredited bereavement and mental health support.

Sands exists to:

• to support anyone affected by the death of a baby for as long as they need

• to work in partnership with healthcare professionals, NHS and Governments to ensure that bereaved parents and families receive the best possible care

• to promote improvements in practice, campaigns and research to help reduce the number of babies dying.

Sands’ vision is to make the UK the safest place in the world to give birth by halving the number of babies that die during pregnancy or birth by 2025. Our ambition is to give every baby the best possible start to life, and every mother across the country, no matter what their background is or where they live, access to the best possible maternity care.

Although our ambition is high, we have a strong track record of success. Sands has helped lower baby deaths from 20 babies a day in 1978 to 14 in 2018, and is proud of its history of sector-wide policy, campaigns and multidisciplinary collaborations.

Bereavement support following the death of a baby is highly specialised. Our free bereavement support resources is vital to the mental health and wellbeing of bereaved parents and healthcare professionals. No other organisation provides dedicated bereavement support to individuals and families at point of need throughout their bereavement and grief journey, regardless of how long ago their baby died. Sands is there for them whether it is before they deliver, or many years later as they look back on their loss.