An online auction of donated goods and services, to raise money for SANDS, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity.

We are gearing up to a new auction. For more information, please visit our Facebook page; by following the link below.

Once the auction has finished, please allow us some time to process all the bids and confirm the highest bidder on each lot. We ask that you then pay for your lot(s) within 48 hours using the lot number as a reference number. Once payment has been received, we will then contact the individual/company who donated your lot(s) with your contact details. Unless otherwise specified, postage will be second class recorded.

We hope you find something you like - happy bidding!



Friday, 21 September 2012

A-day!

So, it's not long to go until the auction launches, just 5 hours.

It's been a hectic few weeks here, and we couldn't have done it without the amazing people who gave their time, skills and resources to donate item(s) to the auction. Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine we would have 80 lots, and it means a huge amount to us that you have supported us in this way.

Whilst the auction runs, 153 families will loose a baby at birth or shortly after. The UK's figures are not falling as quickly as other high-income countries, and the reason for that is largely down to the preventable deaths figure. It is sad but true, that many deaths are not preventable, however, far too large a percentage of the 17 deaths a day is down to poor care. We need massive investment in maternal and neonatal care and a significant rise in staffing, from midwives to consultants and all other support staff. We were very impressed with the care that we received, but many are not so lucky. And let's be honest, it shouldn't be down to luck.

As well as supporting bereaved families, and campaigning for better care, Sands funds research into stillbirths and neonatal deaths, in order to reduce these sad and unnecessarily high statistics.

You are all now part of the amazing work that Sands do. Your time spent knitting, baking, sewing and bidding could not have been better spent.


Thank you again for you generosity. Enjoy the auction!

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