The Bath branch of the national stillbirth charity SANDS is creating a garden is to provide a haven in the grounds of Haycombe Cemetery in Bath for parents who have lost babies.

Bereaved parents are invited to donate towards the installation of a brick paver engraved with their angel baby’s name into a memory circle of bricks. Funds raised will go towards the development of the young garden and to the work of Bath Sands.

The garden was designed by Brett Hardy Garden Designs and has been supported by BaNES and the staff at Haycombe Cemetery.

Frances Liardet, secretary and support worker at Bath Sands, explained: "We will arrange the pavers around a lovely sculpture embodying the emotions of love and care that families feel for their special babies."

Donations made in the baby’s name will contribute towards developing and maintaining the garden, which is open as a place of refuge and reflection to anyone.

Funds raised will also towards the work of Bath SANDS. The charity covers the area served by the Royal United Hospital in Bath. Over 100 families experience the loss of a baby every year in this area. Volunteers support bereaved families by phone, email and through groups. "We also supply memory boxes to the hospital, support midwife bereavement care, fundraise, and contribute to national campaigns and research," says Frances Liardet.

If you would like to know more about the commemorative brick paver invitation, go to

You can also find details on the Bath Sands FaceBook page or on you need support from Bath Sands please email You can also phone 07531 709234 and leave a voice or text message and a volunteer will call you back within 48 hours.