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August, 2018

Monthly Support Meeting – Monday 27th August 2018

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The next monthly support meeting will take place on Monday 27th August at our office premises at Flexspace, John Smith Business Park, 1 Begg Road, Kirkcaldy from 7.30-9.00pm.

Befrienders will be available for individual chats from 7pm.  Please come along if you need any help, support or just a chat.


February, 2018

Next Pregnancy Support – Important Information

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Our Next Pregnancy Support group is currently being reviewed. (more…)


December, 2017


October, 2017

Fife Chair – Work being done

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This month I have managed to find some spare time (I’m not sure where from) to write a little blog to let you know what the committee have been up to.  You may think that we aren’t doing very much, as it has been fairly quiet, however we have been very busy.  The biggest thing that we have to report, is that after many years and much collaboration with the hospital, Fife now has a Bereavement Midwife in post.  This is a 12 month post, part funded by the hospital, part funded by Fife Sands.  We are all really excited to welcome Mairi Markey to the post, and after meeting with her last night, can see that she is completely dedicated to the role and in trying to improve things for bereaved parents and their families in Fife.  There will be more information released about this later in the year.

We are also working very hard to organise the annual Christmas service which is to be held on the afternoon of Sunday 10th December at St Brycedale Church, Kirkcaldy.  This is a family service and all are welcome to attend and take part in the memorial for their baby(ies).

Committee members will also be attending the AGM for Sands UK in Birmingham next month and hope to build on relationships with other groups and share best practices and new practices being suggested by National.

Along with the general running of the Support meetings, we are continuing to attend various local groups to give talks on the charity and the work that we are doing to help support families at the darkest time.

If you would be interested in becoming involved with the committee, then please email me ( and I can arrange for you to attend part or all of a future meeting.  Without our volunteers we cannot progress in the group.  Thanks for reading and I hope that I can provide another update on out position in a few months.

Melanie Malcolm (Chairperson, Fife Sands)





October, 2017

Monthly Support Meeting – October 2017

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The next monthly support meeting will take place on Monday 30th October at our office premises (more…)


April, 2017

Fife Sands AGM – 2017

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Tuesday 18th April 2017 saw the AGM for Fife Sands taking place at Louie Browns, Dalgety Bay.  The event was well attended (more…)


November, 2016

New Email Address

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We now have a new contact email address for the group. If you need to get in touch with us, please use the following:


June, 2016

National Cremation Investigation Report 2016

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Fife Sands Committee are aware of the distress that many of our members are feeling following the publication of the National Cremation Investigation Report. (more…)


April, 2016

Outcome of 2016 AGM

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Following the AGM that took place on 14th April 2016, the following people were elected into office bearer posts (more…)


July, 2015

Thank you 2015

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Fife Sands have received a donation in the name of Ruby Mahey.  Thank you very much for your support.


History of Fife Sands

Fife Sands was first set up in 1993 to provide support to bereaved parents locally. By 1998 the group began to develop its services and work on new projects.

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