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Guest Blog from our 2018 PJ Week Charity; Sands

In anticipation of our 2018 Charity Pyjama Week, we have been given a post by a guest blogger - Sands!

Sands and Puddle Ducks East Kent

By Patrick High, Sands Corporate and Trust Fundraising Officer

Did you know that Puddle Ducks support a charity every year during their October Pyjama week? This year Puddle Ducks East Kent are supporting Sands.

So who are Sands? Sands is the leading stillbirth and neonatal death charity. Tragically every day 15 babies die before, during or shortly after birth in the UK. That means around every 90 minutes a family experiences this tragedy.

Sands exists to support anyone affected by the death of a baby, work with healthcare professionals to improve the care families receive and promote and fund research to reduce the number of babies dying.

With the support of companies like Puddle Ducks East Kent we are able to provide support for families across the UK including East Kent. Sands supports families across the UK via its helpline, online forum support information and a network of support groups including groups in East Kent which provide peer to peer support, liaise with local hospitals to make improvements

Not only will Puddle Ducks' efforts ensure we support families and improve the care they receive but help us reduce the number of babies dying, by funding vital research into the causes of these deaths and raising awareness of safer pregnancy and medical care.

If you would like to learn more about our work or to talk about ways you can fundraise for Sands please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Thank you

We will be posting another article about our infamous Pyjama Week and what to expect from your class, soon. In the meantime, you can start fundraising whenever you like. Simply download a sponsorship form for your child, donate on our Just Giving Page, or text PDEK48 plus the amount you would like to donate to 70070.