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Tracing your baby's ashes in Hull

Below are a few simple steps you can follow if you wish to trace your baby's ashes in Hull. You can easily apply this information to anywhere else in the UK.

  1. Contact Hull City Council on 01482 300300. Ask to speak to Bereavement Services. (In some areas of the country, crematoria can be contacted directly.)
  2. You can verbally ask Bereavement Services where you baby’s ashes are recorded as having been laid to rest.
  3. Use this link to download our template letter (which is adaptable for different crematoria) to request all paper work which will supply you with any additional information.
  4. You can also contact the funeral director who undertook the arrangements and request their paper work.



Tracing your baby's ashes in East Yorkshire

Below are a few simple steps you can follow if you wish to trace your baby's ashes in East Yorkshire. You can easily apply this information to anywhere else in the UK.

  1. Contact the Cemeteries Administration Office of East Riding of Yorkshire Council on 01482 395880 or via cemeteriesadmin@eastriding.gov.uk with baby's name and date of birth / death and they will trace where your baby has been laid to rest.
  2. Use this link to download our template letter (address to be amended to: Cemeteries Administration, East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Willerby Depot, Viking Close, Willerby, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU10 6DZ) to request all paper work which will supply you with any additional information.
  3. You can also contact the funeral director (if known) who undertook the arrangements and request their paper work.



Local shops / services

These are shops / services which parents at Hull and East Yorkshire Sands group have found particularly sensitive and nice to deal with.

  • Hudgell Solicitors 
    2, The Dock, 46 Humber St, Hull HU1 1TU; 01482 380720
    If you have concerns over your care during pregnancy and childbirth, you can discuss your circumstances confidentially. Contact our specialist team at Hudgell Solicitors
  • Crisis Pregnancy Centre
    The centre offers free, confidential counselling following a miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death and many of the local bereaved parents have recommend this service to other bereaved parents.
  • John Parkin & Son Funeral Directors
    Eastfield House, 3 Salthouse Road, Hull HU8 9ED
  • Williamson Solicitors
    45 Lowgate, Hull, HU1 1EN
    If you feel you have lost your baby due to medical negligence and wish to pursue a legal case, Natalie Hider specialises in this area. To contact Natalie, click on link above which will connect you to the Williamsons website. 
  • S.P. Memorials
    Unit 8 Spencer Industrial Estate, Copenhagen Road, Sutton Fields, Hull HU7 0XQ
    A family owned business of monumental masons offering personalised baby headstones.
  • Crown Memorials
    59 New Cleveland Street, Hull HU8 7HB. Tel: 01482 324332  Fax: 01482 210363
    Crown Memorials are designers and manufactures of truly personalised memorials and are proud to work together with the Hull and East Riding Sands Group in developing and promoting bespoke memorials for dedicated areas such as cemeteries and memorial gardens.
  • Topcolor-Fotoworx
    159 Hessle Road, Hull HU3 2AF. Tel: 01482 329406
    Topcolor-Fotoworx are proud to be working along side the Hull and East Riding Sands Group helping bereaved parents treasure precious memories of their babies.
  • Pretty Little Dragonfly
    Beautiful handcrafted jewellery from fine silver, detailing the imprint of your loved one, a beautiful treasured memory of those you have lost or those you are about to lose.
    Based in Anlaby, Hull. 
  • 3D Hands, Feet and Paws
    A local company specialising in 3D plaster casts to keep and treasure.
  • Abbie's Fund
    Abbie's Fund is a local charity set up in memory of Abbie Grace Cowell who was bron sleeping on 1 October 2010. The charity raises money in order to provide memory boxes for for the Maternity Unit at Hull Royal Infirmary’s Women and Children’s Hospital, to give to parents who have also lost babies. If you wish to find out more about the charity, Abbie or would like to donate then please click on the link above. 
  • Fitmums & Friends Post Natal Depression Support Scheme
    This is a scheme which aims to support women to use exercise to manage the debilitating symptoms of post natal or ante natal depression.  Although exercise is recognised as being helpful in the relief of PND it can be hard to be motivated to start or return to exercise when struggling with this illness.  This scheme offers extra support to help women take those first steps. The scheme is aimed at women with both post natal/ante natal depression, but the scheme feels that it may also be able to offer support to individuals who have suffered the death of a baby.  The scheme takes referrals from health professionals like GP’s, health visitors & midwives and organisations such as the House of Light. Self-referrals are also accepted and encouraged. Please click here for the scheme's flyer for further information and contact details.  



Support and information sites

Here are some web links and resources that you may find helpful:

  • UK Sands
    The site of the national Sands charity, with many helpful resources, suggestions and articles.
    The Bereavement Support Group of TAMBA, the Twins And Multiple Births Association.
  • The Miscarriage Association
    The Miscarriage Association provides support and information for those suffering the effects of pregnancy loss.
  • JustGiving.com
    Many people have found it helpful to set up an appeal in memory of their baby. Sands is one of the charities you can choose to benefit from donations to your page.
  • Cruse Bereavement Care
    Counselling services specialising in bereavement and loss.
  • Child Bereavement Charity
    Another UK-based charity that aims to help both children coping with bereavement, and families coping with the loss of a child.
  • Life After Loss
    A UK-based site offering pregnancy and infant loss support.
  • Jack's Dream
    A UK-based registered charity who offer emotional support to families who have lost a baby or child. They also provide financial assistance to families experiencing financial hardship for headstones, memorial plaques or an item of remembrance for you from your angel - upto the age of 18 years.
  • Chloe's "Count The Kicks" Campaign
    Chloe's "Count the Kicks" Campaign want to raise awareness of the risks surrounding later stages of pregnancy, and also want to empower expectant Mums to take responsibility of their own health and care and that of their unborn babies.
  • Antenatal Results and Choices (ARC)
    ARC is the only national charity which provides non-directive support and information to expectant and bereaved parents throughout and after the antenatal screening and testing process.
  • Faces of loss, faces of hope
    Share your story and read others’ stories
  • Easygiving
    easyfundraising.org.uk helps charities and other good causes to raise money when their supporters shop online. So far they've raised over £3 million for causes throughout the UK. It works in a similar way to nectar, but instead of earning points when you shop, you raise a donation for your cause instead. It's as simple as that! You can shop with over 2,000 well known stores and each will donate up to 15% of what you spend. For example, John Lewis will donate 2.5%, Amazon 2.5%, The Body Shop 10%, some insurance retailers will even donate up to £30 simply for taking out a policy with them! So you may wish to consider registering and using it to raise money for Sands or our local branch of Sands.
  • Counselling Directory
    Counselling Directory is a confidential service that encourages those in distress to seek help. The directory contains information on many different types of distress, as well as articles, news, and events. To ensure the professionalism of our website, all counsellors have provided us with qualifications and insurance cover or proof of membership with a professional body.
  • Hypnotherapy Directory
    A website explaining why hypnotherapy may be able to help you cope with your grief and lists hypnotherapists who are registered with a recognised professional body in your area. 



Making memories sites

  • Precious Angels Creative Images
    Specialises in photo editing to raise money for Sands. 
  • Alexandra Angel Gifts
    Personalised gifts handcrafted in memory of your baby. 
  • Carlisa Crafts
    Personalised loss and grave cards. 
  • Bears of Comfort
    A not-for-profit business providing custom-made teddy bears that commemorate a lost angel and bring comfort to the mum / sibling / grandparent / friend left behind. 
  • Written in the stars
    Have your baby’s name written in the stars. Free. 
  • Written in the sand
    Have your baby’s name written in the sand. Free. 
  • Written on the sidewalk
    Have your baby’s name written on the sidewalk. Free. 
  • Abiding Hope Collages
    Remember your baby by a collage of words. Free. 
  • Vermont Angels
    Remember your baby with their names written using pebbles in beautiful backdrops. Free. 
  • Angel baby names
    Each Angel baby has a precious name with a unique meaning. Request an image for your baby. Free. 
  • Waterfall angels
    Remember your baby by having their name written on a river rock, which is then take to Rainbow Springs State Park in Florida to be photographed with a couple of waterfalls. Free. 
  • Can’t Get Enough Gifts
    Personalised engraved gifts.
  • Wendy Kemp Jewellery
    Wendy is a Designer Jeweller and has designed two collections of jewellery (The Sands Footprint and Butterfly Collections) in support of Sands. Her inspiration to support Sands is personal as her dear friends lost their baby boy in 2009. When placing orders online there is a 'Support Group' box at the checkout. Once filled in with a code, £2 from every sale will be donated to the chairty code you choose. The support group code for National Sands is SANDS and the code for Hull and East Yorkshire Sands is SANDSHEY.
  • My Shabby Chic Workshop
    This page is maintained by a lady called Gemma Stanley who makes wall hanging hearts and plaques, personalised and in any colour chosen. Some bereaved parents from the Hull and East Riding area who have had items made for their angels by Gemma have been very happy with the products they received.

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