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Wordsworthian Sam Woolford's charity SANDS Utd. FC Salisbury - can you help?

SANDS supports bereaved parents while maintaining a vital support network and safe space for dads who are struggling with their own loss.

18 Nov 2020
School News
SANDS United FC Salisbury Leaflet
SANDS United FC Salisbury Leaflet

Sam has personal experience of the vital work that SANDS does in helping parents come to terms with the premature  death of a child.

"I’ve recently been working with Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity and have founded a new football team, Sands United FC Salisbury. This team is for men who have been affected by baby loss. We have been very well looked after by various charities and support groups but one of the things we really noticed (especially me) is that most of these groups cater more for women who lose babies. It makes sense - the physical, mental and emotional strain is, in my opinion, far greater for a grieving mother. However, men all over the country are grieving too and lots of them feel like there is nothing out there to support them specifically. That’s where Sands United comes in. Sands United FC is a unique way for dads and other bereaved family members to come together through a shared love of sport and to find a support network where they can feel at ease talking about their grief when they are ready. There are Sands United teams all over the country.

Can you or you organisation help as a donor or sponsor?

Do you need help and support having prematurely lost a child?

"Although this is charity run football team, we receive no financial support from the Sands charity proper. Our aim is to raise enough money through donations and sponsorship to cover our costs and eventually to run fundraising events for SANDS so that they can carry on the vital work they do with bereaved parents, doing so all while maintaining a vital support network and safe space for dads who are struggling with their own loss."

 

Can you or you organisation help as a donor or sponsor?

Do you need help and support having prematurely lost a child?

 

Contact Sam for more details:

m. 07545 374 946

sufcsalisbury@gmail.com

social media: @sufcsalisbury

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