Northamptonshire SANDS News

NEWS SPONSORSHIP - Fantastic news

We are delighted to announce that once again we have been chosen as the nominated charity for the year by the Marriott Hotel, Eagle Drive, Northampton. Northamptonshire Sands would like to express our sincere gratitude for their support. 


We are very pleased to be able to let you know that at long last we are progressing on our quest for a Northamptonshire Sands Memorial Garden.  We have been allocated an area in Towcester Road Cemetery and  we found a Garden Designer who understood our requirements for making this a very special place. The plans have now been drawn and submitted and we are in the process of having final discussions with the Council.  We will keep you posted.


Helpers required top either knit or sew- we need your assistance

Northamptonshire Sands supplies Memory Boxes to both Kettering and Northampton Hospitals.  These boxes contain our always loved, never forgotten verse, 2 teddy bears, a silk snowdrop, a hand and footprint kit, camera memory card, heart shaped candle and votive and the Northamptonshire Sands information leaflet, baby blanket or angel pocket.

In order that we can continue to supply blankets and angel pockets  we are therefore asking for your help. You will find attached 3 patterns - all supplied courtesy of the ray of hope charity. There are 2 knitting patterns - one for the blanket and an angel pocket and one set of sewing instructions for an angel pocket. We would kindly ask that you knit the blanket in white and the angel pockets can be either white or cream.

Your help in this project would be much appreciated, thank you. If you have any queries on this please give Viv a call on 07801 811025.

Knitting pattern for Baby Blanket Click here to download this file

Knitting Pattern for Angel Pocket Click here to download this file

Sewing instructions for Angel Pocket Click here to download this file