"A heart of gold stopped beating, two willing hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us He only takes the best."

Future events

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Father's Day Memorial Service - Sunday 18 June 2017 11.00am - 1.00pm

This year's Father Day's service will be held on Sunday 18 June, 11.00am - 1.00pm. The service will be held at the Endsleigh Centre. Please bring a picnic and a rug and join us for a chat afterwards. We will bring gazebos in case of inclement weather. 

Pete's 66km bike sportive - 18 June 2017

Pete Jackson is doing a sportive 66km bike ride in memory of his daughter Alicia Rose Jackson on 18th June 2017. To sponsor him, please donate via our Justgiving page: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Hull-Sands. Good luck Pete!

Sands Awareness Month Event "15 babies" - Saturday 24 June 2017 10.00am - 4.00pm

We are marking this year's Sands awareness month campaign and its message "15 babies a day die in the UK" with a stall in St Stephen's Shopping Centre (just opoosite Tesco). Our stall will have information, a hamper to raffle off, a name the teddy prize and a guess the sweets jar. Come along and say hello. We would love to see you.

Christmas Candlelight Service - Sunday [TBC] December 2017 2.00pm 

The 2017 Christmas Candlelight Memorial Service will take place on Sunday [TBC] December at 2pm at [TBC] in Hull. As part of the service, you will be invited to light a candle in memory of your baby / babies and a message can also be read out for your baby / babies. If you would like such a message to be read out, please have this ready written and hand it in as you arrive. The message can be anything you like - just a name and date of birth or a short paragraph. We look forward to seeing you then.

Please note there will be no heating in the Church so please come wrapped up warm.

 

Committee meetings

For information about our committee meetings, including future dates and how you can get involved, please visit our Local News tab. 

 

Past events

Family Fun Day - Sunday 11 June 2017 11.30am - 4.00pm

This year's fun day wase held on Sunday 18 June, 11.30am - 4.00pm at Beverley Rugby Club. Thank you to all who came.

Hull Sands Committee Meeting - Get involved - Monday 16 January 2017 7.30pm

The Hull SANDS committee meeting was held on Monday 16 January 2017 at 7.30pm at Victoria Dock Village Hall (Captains Room), Hull.

Children's Christmas Party - Saturday 3 December 2.00pm - 4.00pm

We held a children's Christmas party for those children who have an "angel sibling" at St Andrews Church Hall on Sutton Park. The event was a wonderful occasion with many happy faces and a special visit from Father Christmas. Thank you to all who came along.

Christmas Candlelight Service - Sunday 18 December 2016 2.00pm *NEW VENUE*

The 2016 Christmas Candlelight Memorial Service took place on Sunday 13 December at 2pm at St Mary's Church, Lowgate in Hull. Thank you to all who attended.

Hull Sands Committee Meeting - Get involved - Monday 10 October 2016 7.30pm

The Hull SANDS committee meeting was held on Monday 10 October 2016 at 7.30pm at Victoria Dock Village Hall (Captains Room), Hull.

Lifestyle 2016 Making a difference - donation to HEY Sands by a group of children from Keyingham

"Lifestyle 2016 Making a difference" is scheme organised and run by Humberside Police that encourages thousands of 10-18 year olds to register as groups and undertake projects that benefit their local area. Five children from Keyingham registered as the Giving Group and managed to raise an amazing £639 for Hull and East Yorkshire Sands. This is an absolutely amazing achievement so a huge, heartfelt thank you to Molly Kirk, Ella Garnett, Tiffany Allinson, Jake Overton and Sebastian Hague. Really humbled by your fundraising efforts and thank you so much for choosing us.

Midnight Walk across the Humber Bridge - Friday 5 August

This event was organised by Andy, Cat and family in memory of precious baby Iris and involved a midnight walk across the Humber Bridge. Thank you so very much to Andy and his family for organising this. 

Family Fun Day - Saturday 20 August 2016 

This family fun day was organised in memory of Ellis Ethan by the Hoff family and was held at Burton Constable Holiday Park on Saturday 20 August 2016. Thank you to everyone who attended.

Hull Sands Committee Meeting - Get involved - Monday 11 July 2016 7.30pm

The Hull SANDS committee meeting was held on Monday 11 July 2016 at 7.30pm at Victoria Dock Village Hall (Captains Room), Hull.

Father's Day Memorial Service - Sunday 19 June 2.00 - 4.00pm

This year's Father Day's service was held in the grounds of the Endsleigh Centre near the Hull Sands Memorial, on Sunday 19 June, 2.00 - 4.00pm. Thank you to all who came along to remember our babies gone too soon. 

Colour Obstacle Rush event in Sheffield - 25 June 2016

The event was a 5k fun run course and if you would like to find out more details about the event itself you can visit: http://www.colorobstaclerush.co.uk/about-the-event.html. Some of the Hull and East Yorkshire Sands committee members entered this event and raised funds for us as a team. Thank you to everyone who sponsored our team and donated to the Justgiving page.

Hull Sands Committee Meeting (AGM) - Get involved - Monday 11 April 2016 7.30pm

The Hull SANDS committee meeting, which was also our AGM, was held on Monday 11 April 2016 at 7.30pm at Victoria Dock Village Hall (Captains Room), Hull. 

Hull Sands Committee Meeting - Get involved - Monday 18 January 2016 7.30pm

The Hull SANDS committee meeting was held on Monday 18 January 2016 at 7.30pm at Victoria Dock Village Hall (Captains Room), Hull.

Darcie's First Birthday Fundraiser - Saturday 7 November 2015 7.00pm until late

Tombola, raffle and disco with tickets priced at £10 per person. Enetertainment by "The Melodies". The event took place at The Country Park Inn in Hessle. Thank you to Stacey Louise Smith for organising.

Christmas Candlelight Service - Sunday 13 December 2015 2.00pm

The 2015 Christmas Candlelight Memorial Service took place on Sunday 13 December at 2pm at The Holy Trinity Church in Hull. Thank you to all who attended.

Hull Sands Committee Meeting - Get involved - Monday 13 July 2015 7.30pm

The Hull SANDS committee meeting was held on Monday 13 July 2015 at 7.30pm at Victoria Dock Village Hall (Captains Room), Hull.

For further information on committee meetings and how to get involved, please visit our Local News page.

Father's Day Memorial Service - Sunday 21 June 2.00 - 4.00pm

This year's Father Day's service was held in the grounds of the Endsleigh Centre near the Hull Sands Memorial, on 21 June, 2.00 - 4.00pm. Thank you to everyone who came along.

Hull Sands Committee Meeting (AGM) - Get involved - Monday 13 April 2015 7.30pm

The Hull SANDS committee meeting, which was also our AGM, was held on Monday 13 April 2015 at 7.30pm at Victoria Dock Village Hall (Captains Room), Hull. 

Charity Ball at Lazaats in aid of Hull and East Yorkshire Sands - Saturday 21 March 2015

A charity ball was hosted by Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust's Radiology Department in aid of Hull and East Yorkshire Sands on Saturday 21 March 2015 at Lazaat Restaurant Bar Hotel. Thank you to all who attended and supported the event.

Local Awareness Day - Saturday 20 December 2014 10am - 4pm, St Stephen's Shopping Centre

We have been working closely with the Hull University Midwifery Society on arranging a local awareness day which was set for Saturday 20 December 10am until 4pm. The day was a wonderful success.

Christmas Candlelight Service - Sunday 14 December 2014 2.00pm

The 2014 Christmas Candlelight Memorial Service took place on Sunday 14 December at 2pm at The Holy Trinity Church in Hull. Thank you to all those who came along and joined us in remembrance and lit a candle for their little angel. 

If you wish to receive an invitation to the memorial service in future by post please email janet.cairns@hey.nhs.uk or contact Maggie Simkiss via our Contact Us page.

Hull Sands Committee Meeting - Get involved - Monday 24 November 2014 7.30pm

The Hull SANDS committee meeting was held on Monday 24 November 2014 at 7.30pm at Victoria Dock Village Hall (Captains Room), Hull.

For further information on committee meetings and how to get involved, please visit our Local News page.

Baby Loss Awareness Week: 9 - 15 October 2014

The 9th-15th October is Baby Loss Awareness Week. Throughout the week bereaved parents can commemorate their babies’ all-too-brief lives, knowing that thousands of parents elsewhere in the world will be doing the same. The week also provides a crucial opportunity for people to talk openly about the subject of stillbirth and neonatal death and raise awareness of an issue that needs more attention.

The week ends with Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day on 15th October. On this day, we would like to invite you to take part in the global 'Wave of Light' to remember all the babies that died during pregnancy, at, during or after birth. Simply light a candle at 7pm and leave it burning for at least 1 hour. This can be done individually or in a group, at home or in a communal space. Wherever you do this, you will be joining a wave of light uniting the world in honour of those babies who lit up our lives for such a short time.

Hull Sands Committee Meeting - Get involved - Monday 22 September 2014 7.30pm

The Hull SANDS committee meeting was held on Monday 22 September 2014 at 7.30pm at Victoria Dock Village Hall (Captains Room), Hull.

For further information on committee meetings and how to get involved, please visit our Local News page.

Family Fun Day - Sunday 7 September 2014 12 - 5pm

Thank you to everyone who attended our Family Fun Day at The Norland in Hessle on 7 September. The day was a great success and we hope you all enjoyed it.

Hull SANDS Committee Meeting - Get involved - Monday 16 June 2014 7.30pm

The Hull SANDS committee meeting was held on Monday 16 June 2014 at 7.30pm at Victoria Dock Village Hall (Captains Room), Hull.

For further information on committee meetings and how to get involved, please visit our Local News page.

Annual National Sands Memorial Service - Saturday 14 June 2014

An annual remembrance service is held each year at The Sands Garden at the National Memorial Arboretum. This year's service took place on Saturday 14 June 2014. The National Memorial Arboretum is situated on Croxall Road, Alrewas, Staffordshire DE13 7AR. (Visit www.thenma.org.uk or call 01283 792 333 for more details.)

Summer "Father's Day" Memorial Service - Sunday 15 June 2014 2.00pm

The 2014 Father's Day Memorial Service was held on Sunday 15 June at 2pm at The Holy Trinity Church in Hull. Thank you to all who came along and joined us in remembrance. 

If you wish to receive an invitation to the memorial service by post in future please email janet.cairns@hey.nhs.uk or contact Maggie Simkiss via our Contact Us page.

Triathlon challenge in aid of Hull Sands and Abbie's Fund - 18 May 2014

A number of bereaved parents took part in the Driffield Triathlon 2014 this year in aid of Hull Sands and Abbie's Fund. The event consisted of a 400m swim, 18km bike ride and a 5km run and they are also partook in various other fundraising activities until the event, such as sponsored exercise bike spin at Matalan at Kingswood in Hull where they also had collection boxes at the tills. The proceeds from the event will be equally split between Abbie's Fund and Hull Sands.

Nags Head Pub Quiz Night - 9 May 2014

Thank you so much to the Nags Head, Preston who held a pub quiz night and raised £210 for us. Fantastic amount which is much appreciated!

Hull SANDS Annual General Meeting - Monday 14 April 2014 7.30pm

The 2013-14 Hull and East Yorkshire SANDS AGM took place on Monday 14 April 2014 at 7.30pm at Victoria Dock Village Hall (Captains Room), Hull. For further information on future committee meetings, and how to get involved, please visit our Local News page.

Local Sands Memorial Garden Blessing - Sunday 9 February 2014 2pm

The blessing for the memorial garden took place on Sunday 9 February 2014 2pm.

The garden is within the grounds of the Endsleigh Centre on Beverley Road in Hull. Thank you to everyone who attended.

For details of the garden, how and when you can visit, what can be left, please refer to the Hull and East Yorkshire Sands Memorial Garden section in our Local News tab.

Lempicka Charity Evening - Monday 30 December 2013 7.30pm

The free chocolate and wine tasting evening took place at Lempicka at 14 Wednesday Market, Beverley and the buffet and drinks were available in Lempicka Café, 13 Wednesday Market. Thank you to everyone who made a donation to Hull Sands during the evening and for Lempicka for organising the event.

Christmas Candlelight Service - Sunday 15 December 2013 2.00pm

This year's Christmas Candlelight Memorial Service was held on Sunday 15 December at 2pm at The Holy Trinity Church in Hull. 

Babyloss Awareness Day Balloon Release - 15 October 11.30am

An informal balloon release was held to remember all our babies who had to leave us too soon. Thank you to everyone who attended.

Hull SANDS Committee Meeting - Get involved - Monday 15 July 2013 7.30pm

The Hull SANDS committee meeting was held on Monday 15 July 2013 at 7.30pm at Victoria Dock Village Hall (Captains Room), Hull.

For further information on committee meetings and how to get involved, please visit our Local News page.

"Love You Forever" walk - Saturday 15 June 2013

Two friends walked the Hull to Hornsea rail trail on Saturday 15 June 2013 to remember loved ones lost and to celebrate the birth of special "rainbow babies". The walk was just over 11 miles long and took a little over three and a half hours. Proceeds from the event have been split, with 50% going to Dove House Hospice and 50% to Abbie's Fund. Approximately £300 has been raised.

Annual National Sands Memorial Service - Saturday 15 June 2013

This year's annual national Sands memorial service was held on Saturday 15 June 2013. 

Summer "Father's Day" Memorial Service - 16 June 2013

This year's Summer "Father's Day" Memorial Service was held on Sunday 16 June at 2pm at The Holy Trinity Church in Hull.

The Leeman family's annual walk in memory of George Leeman - Sunday 9 June 2013

Our beautiful baby boy George was delivered stillborn on the 12 June 2008. As a family we remember George by arranging this walk and promoting stillbirth, and the research that is required in this country to prevent such tragedies.

The walk took place on Sunday 9 June at 2.00pm through the beautiful Welton Dale. Please note the family were not raising money this year, although welcomed donations to SANDS or Hull SANDS.

Hull SANDS Committee Meeting - Get involved - Monday 13 May 2013 7.30pm

A Hull SANDS committee meeting was held on Monday 13 May 2013 at 7.30pm at Victoria Dock Village Hall (Captains Room), Hull.  

Hull SANDS Committee Meeting - Get involved - Monday 28 January 2013 7.30pm

The Hull SANDS committee meeting was held on Monday 28 January at 7.30pm in the Humber Suite at the Holiday Inn Marina. 

Christmas Candlelight Service - Sunday 16 December 2012 2.00pm

This year's Christmas Candlelight Memorial Service was held on Sunday 16 December at 2pm at The Holy Trinity Church in Hull. Thank you to those who came along and joined us in remembrance and lit a candle for a little angel. 

Hull SANDS Committee Meeting - Get involved - Monday 26 November 7.30pm

The last Hull SANDS committee meeting was held on Monday 26 November at 7.30pm in the Humber Suite at the Holiday Inn Marina. For future committee meetings please see future events at the top of this page.

Babyloss Awareness Day Balloon Release - 15 October 11.30am

Please join us if you can for an informal balloon release to remember all our babies who had to leave us too soon. This year's balloon release will be held in Queens Gardens (meet towards the middle of the park, the balloons will be a give-away I'm sure). Please bring a balloon for your angel and we will release them all together. If you cannot make it but would like us to release a balloon for your angel, please contact us via admin@hull-sands.org.uk. All members of your family are welcome. 

You can view photos from the event in our Photos section.

Pragnya charity fundraising event - Saturday 15 September 2012 4pm

An evening of Indian and western dance with live music on Saturday, 15 September 2012 from 4.00pm at Hull City Hall, HU13RQ. For more information on this event, you can view the flyer here.  

Arco Charity Event - Dragon Boat Racing Day - 8 September 2012

For the last two years Arco has organised a dragon boat charity fundraising day, where all staff can enter a team into a race with the aim of raising sponsorship monies for a charity of their choice, plus the Top 3 winning teams can win prizes in the form of donations to their charity. This year’s event was held on 8 September at Loughborough Boat Club, with the whole Arco Group raising in excess of £30,000 for a variety of charities.

The National Distribution Site (Hessle), did particularly well in this event again, with all their teams in the top ten for racing, and Boat "Sandstorm" came first, so winning a £3,000 donation to Sands on top of the money they raised through sponsorship, giving a total of £3,660. A cheque for this amount was presented to Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire Sands in November 2012 and the cheque was received by Cheryl Kilby on behalf of Sands.

You can view photos from the event in our Photos section.

Hull Sands "Forget-me-not" sponsored walk - 29 July 2012 10am

A fun, family event, walking across the Humber Bridge and back to raise money and awareness for Sands. Thank you to everyone who came along and also to those who sponsored those taking part. You can always visit the event's Facebook page. Thank you.

You can view photos from the event in our Photos section.

"Why 17" Sponsored Bike Ride in memory of Euan Johnson - 1 July 2012 10am

A 17 mile circular bike ride around the East Yorkshire countryside, starting and finishing in Driffield. Bob and Fiona Johnson have organised this event for the eve of their son, Euans third birthday in heaven, to raise awareness of Sands and the "Why 17?" campaign.

For more details of the event or to contact the organiser, please visit the event's Facebook page. Thank you.

You can view photos from the event in our Photos section.

Summer "Father's Day" Memorial Service - 17 June 2012

This year's Summer "Father's Day" Memorial Service was held on Sunday 17 June at 2pm at The Holy Trinity Church in Hull. 

AGM - Get involved

Hull and East Yorkshire Sands had their first annual general meeting in the Humber Suite on Monday 12 March 2012, 19.30 - 22.30 at the Holiday Inn Hull Marina.

The committee will meet at least 3x a year, possibly more if we are organising events so you should be able to devote this time to the charity.

Kieron's sponsored haircut - 24 February 2012

Kieron Murray had his characteristic spiky fringe cut off in aid of Sands, Marie Curie and Ward 32 at Castle Hill Hospital, raising over £1,000 in total at The Mariners Pub, Eastgate South, Driffield on Friday, 24 February 2012. Well done and thank you!

Christmas Candlelight Service - 18 December 2011

This year's Christmas Candlelight Memorial Service was held on Sunday 18 December at 2pm at The Holy Trinity Church in Hull.

Hull Sands Babyloss Memorial Blessing - 2 December 2011

Venue: Northern Cemetery Chanterlands Avenue, Hull
Date and time: Friday 2 December 2011 at 14.00 hours
 
A blessing by Minister Steven Wiley took place in the baby section of the cemetery to mark the placing of a new babyloss memorial, remembering  all babies in Hull & East Yorkshire who died before, during or soon after birth. The memorial has been paid for by funds raised at the Angels Ball in 2009, hosted by Cheryl & Andy Kilby and has been designed by Cheryl. It is one of five which will be placed with love in other cemeteries in the area: Priory, Eastern & Hedon Road in Hull and Queensgate in Beverley in the next few months. Please contact Cheryl for further details on 07519 512744.

Charity Fundraiser in aid of Sands and Diabetes Charity - 26 November 2011

The fundraiser was held at The Ringside, Beverley Road, Hull on Saturday 26th November. The money raised will be halved between Hull Sands a rare diabetes charity for more research. The funds raised are yet to be confirmed. 

15 October - International Baby Loss Awareness Day 

Come along and meet other local angel parents on Baby loss awareness day. Bring a balloon to release for your angel, or anything else that you would like to remember your angel by, perhaps you could put a message in a bottle and let it float down the humber! Afterwards anyone is welcome to join us in the Country Park Inn for a drink/lunch.

Thank you to everyone who attended. 

2011 Walk for Life - Hull and East Yorkshire region 

To mark June as national Sands awareness month, a group of us have decided to take part in this one mile sponsored walk round the Humber Bridge Country Park on Saturday 25 June 2011 at 10am. The walk started with a balloon release in memory of babies lost. £356 was raised and it has gone to the Hull and East Yorkshire Sands support group. 

You can view photos from the event in our Photos section.

Kirsty, Chantelle, Danielle and Emma skydive for Hull Sands

Kirsty Shuttleworth and three other very scared but brave ladies took part in a sponsored skydive on Saturday 18 June 2011 in memory of Ruby Marie Taylor born sleeping on 13 November 2010. All funds raised, approximately £910, went to Hull Sands. 

You can view photos from the event in our Photos section.

Annual charity walk in memory of George Leeman

Maria, Steve and Thomas Leeman arranged their annual charity walk for a third year running for Sunday 12 June 2011 and asked everyone to donate a £1 per person for Sands Hull/Women’s and Children’s Hospital for items such as memory boxes. Approximately £350 has been raised and the walk was a great success with continued support despite the rain. The proceeds have been split between Hull and East Yorkshire Sands and national Sands.

You can view photos from the event in our Photos section.

Alan Wilkinson's Great Midlands Fun Run

Alan Wilkinson ran the 8.5 mile long Great Midlands Fun Run around Sutton Hill, Birmingham on Sunday 5 June 2011. He raised £1,000 and donated all funds raised to Hull Sands in memory of Florence and Isaac Pontone. 

Waitrose - Hull Sands charity of the month

Maria and Steve Leeman via Steve’s sister Sue and nephew Craig (whom both work for Waitrose) have arranged for Sands Hull to be one of Willerby Waitrose's charities of the month in May 2011 and won charity of the month and raised £410 for Hull Sands.

Danny & Mark's 10k Run

Danny Heard & Mark Parker took part in the Jane Tomlinson 10k run on Sunday 15 May 2011 in memory of Frazer Heard born sleeping on 3 October 2010. All funds, approximately £550, raised went to Hull Sands. 

You can view photos from Danny and Mark's run in our Photos section.

Hull & East Yorkshire Sands Charity hog roast & charity disco

Held at the KC Stadium on 27 November 2010 - With over a hundred guests we had a very enjoyable night with a hog roast, auction, raffle and live entertainment by Sean Finch. We raised over £2,000 for Sands.

You can view photos of this event in our Photos section.

International Baby Loss Awareness Day Balloon Release

Held on 15 October 2010, in Hull and Driffield, to commemorate International Baby Loss Awareness Day and raise awareness on baby loss. Eszter Pontone and Emma Vickerton appeared on BBC Radio Humberside to talk about baby loss shortly after the balloon release, you can listen to their interview below.

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Watch the Hull balloon release video on YouTube

You can view photos of this event in our Photos section.

East Yorkshire Sands Charity 70s/80s night

Held at Driffield Rugby Club on 24 April 2010.

You can view photos of this event in our Photos section.

Charity walk in memory of George Leeman

Maria and Steve Leeman organised a charity walk in memory of their baby boy George whom was stillborn in June 2008. George was a much wanted baby and a brother for their older child Thomas. On the anniversary of George’s first birthday the charity walk took place. Around 70-80 friends and family supported Maria, Steve and Thomas. The walk raised almost £3,000. Approximately £1,000 was donated to Sands. The remainder was used to provide a cold cot for The Women’s and Children’s hospital in Hull. 

You can view photos of the cold cot and the walk in our Photos section.

Angels Ball

Held at Lazaats, Cottingham on 24 April 2009. The event raised £10,400 for Sands.

You can view photos of this event in our Photos section.