October 5, 2018
The Fertility Partnership donates £23,385 to Sands
Every two years, staff of The Fertility Partnership choose a charity to support over the next 24 months. As part of our support for a cause: The Fertility Partnership donates a portion of the proceeds to the charity of choice for every fresh IVF cycle it undertakes. After the success of supporting Bliss and raising over £45,000: the TFP team chose Sands as the next charity to support for the next 2 years.
Sands, the Stillbirth and Neonatal Death charity is driven by the need to reduce the rate of stillbirth and neonatal deaths, and provides care to bereaved parents and their families. Their cause is one that everyone at The Fertility Partnership wholeheartedly supports and we were pleased to be able to pass them our first year’s donation of £23,385 in August 2018.
“Providing a little human help in fertility comes in many forms, but that is only part of the story.” explained Jude Fleming, Chief Operations Officer of The Fertility Partnership, “The Fertility Partnership understand that, for one unfortunate reason or another, not everyone’s journey to parenthood takes positive turns and there are sadly still more unhappy endings than anyone would want. The work organisations like Sands do to support families at those times when they need it most is so invaluable. It is our honour to play a part in that.”
“I would like to thank the Fertility Partnership for their fantastic support.” Daniel Brett-Schneider, Director of Fundraising and Communications for Sands commented, “Partnerships like this one are vital to Sands to ensure that we can support bereaved families, improve the care families receive and work to reduce the number of babies dying. We look forward to an equally successful 2nd year of the partnership.”
2018 marks the 40th Anniversary of Sands; since they were founded in 1978 the organisation has helped thousands of parents and families deal with the unimaginable pain of the death of a child. Baby Loss Awareness Week starts on 9th October and there are many ways you can help in supporting the important work Sands do – visit the Get Involved section of the Sands website to find out more.