Get Involved

York Sands are always on the lookout for volunteers to help us or to arrange fundraising events.

We rely on the enormous energy and initiative of the many individuals and companies that are out there fundraising for us; your contributions really help to respond to the growth in demand for our services.  We are extremely grateful and value every single penny raised.  Thank You.

This year we are fundraising for our new purpose built Bereavement Room. We are hoping the refurbishment will commence this year, this has been estimated at £30,000, All to be funded by York SANDS. this will be much larger than the original room enabling the family to stay with their  baby as long as possible We are also planning to improve the SANDS Garden at Bishopthorpe Crematorium, by putting in Stone statue and areas to place plants and wreaths

If you would like to undertake an event and/or donate to Sands you simply have to register your fundraising on the National Sands website by completing their online form. CLICK HERE to get started! To make a donation straight to any of these projects please send it to York SANDS, Bereavenment Services, York Hospital NHS Foundation Trust,York Hospital, Wiggington Road, YO31 8HE 

Please note: When registering, you can nominate your money to National Sands or split it between National and Local Sands.

There is also the opportunity to receive Sands running vests etc in order for you to proudly represent Sands at your own fundraising event.

If you would like any further assistance please don’t hesitate to contact us on 07821 605112

If you would like further information, please call us on 07821 605112 or email us on


Our new York SANDS fundraising coordinator getting stuck into her job along with one of our younger members

Its not just women who get involved, here’s Al, a SANDS dad, manning our stall at the York MUMbler big weekend