APRIL TO JUNE 2015 NEWSLETTER

 

BAIRD FAMILY HOSPITAL

The new women's hospital is to be called the Baird Family Hospital and is to be built in the grounds of ARI. It is planned to be operational in December 2020.

 

RUBISLAW WARD

We have given the go ahead for the Baby Room in the Rubislaw Ward to get a makeover. There is to be the Baird Family Hospital in 2020, but in the meantime the room requires some upgrading.

 

RGU INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE MIDWIFE 6TH MAY 2015.

This years theme was 'Midwives For A Better Tomorrow' with the event organized by the students. We were invited again to host a stall at RGU and during the event we hand out leaflets, raising awareness of our group.

 

MAIN SUPPORT MEETING VENUE

We are now holding our main support meetings back in the Mastrick Community Centre on Greenfern Road for the summer months. When we say meeting it is more of a chat over a cup of tea or coffee.

 

MATERNITY LIAISON COMMITTEE

The committee continues to meet with Fiona Donald and Susan Forsyth in attendance, ensuring that SANDS is involved in shaping the Maternity Services in the Grampian area for the future.

 

SCOTTISH NETWORK DAY

Four Aberdeen parents went to the Network Day In Dundee which had interesting speakers and workshops and it was good to talk to bereaved parents from other areas of Scotland. The Scottish Network Day next year is to be held in Glasgow.

 

 

ANNIVERSARY CARDS

Should you wish a card on the anniversary of your baby's death ,please send your name, address, along with your baby's name and date of passing to help@aberdeensands.com.

 

 

MEMORY POCKETS
Marjory is still doing a great job keeping Rubislaw Ward stocked up with Memory Pockets.

 

 

 

 

DONATIONS
Big, big thank you to everyone below......

250.00 from Graeme and Margo Caie who remained sober for January and with donations from family and friends raised this money and nominated to donate to SANDS in memory of Kirsty Spiers, precious baby of Lyndsey and John.

30.00 from Rosemary and Bob Fraser and family for Gemma and Sarah Donald's birthdays, daughter's of Fiona and George Donald.

 

100.00 from Lorna and Frank McEwan in memory of Owen precious son to Doug and Melanie McEwan.

 

FUNDRAISING

Greig and Alison McKenzie formed TREK 'Together Raising Essential Kindness' and participated in 18 months of fundraising which included climbing Mount Kilmanjaro. Some of our group attended a finale dinner dance of the fundraising campaign. A total of 100K was raised and was split between 4 charities with Greig and Alison choosing SANDS in memory of their precious baby Lewis.

 

BEETLE DRIVE

Our annual Beetle Drive is to be held this year at Airyhall Community Centre, Countesswells Road, ABERDEEN. This is a fun evening and this year we are raising money for the Scottish Network fund, which helps new groups with materials to get started such as books and leaflets, such as the one in Shetland.
We ask SANDS parents to bring raffle and some home bakes for the refreshments at half time.

All the best to those who are undertaking fundraising over the next few months...

 

 

 

NEW ARRIVALS

Congratulations of the safe arrival of.....

Harry Cooper Kennedy precious baby born to Morag and Craig Kennedy on 16th February 6lb 6oz, little brother to Iona and their precious baby girl Finlay.

 

Grace and Florence Hanson-Hall precious babies born to Charlotte and Steve Hanson-Hall on 18th February weighing 6lb and 6lb 8oz, little sisters to the late Annabel and Lily.

Emma Pierce precious baby born to Katie and Simon Pierce on 19th February, little sister to the late William.

 

 

SUPPORT MEETINGS

For information on the dates and venues of Aberdeen SANDS support meetings please refer to the MEETINGS page of our website.

NEW GROUP IN SHETLAND

In the next few months a new SANDS group in Shetland is to be formed, a few parents are attending the Befriender Training in Aberdeen on the 20the and 21st June 2015. For more information please email Anne MacMurray at ann.mcmurray@uk-sands.org.

 

MORAY SANDS

The Moray meeting have a change of venue, so are to be held in UGIE HOUSE HOTEL at 7.30pm on the 3rd Wednesday of every month.

 

 

 

CHAPLAINCY DATES
Quareterly Memorial Services all at 10.50am East Chapel Aberdeen Crematorium

Wednesday 24th June 2015
Wednesday 30th September 2015
Wednesday9th December 2015