Committee Members

Guernsey Sands’ Committee is currently made up of five people who have all experienced the loss of a child in some way. They meet on a regular basis and are always keen to hear from anyone interested in joining. The committee consists of:

Rob Jones

Chair / Projects Manager / Befriender

Rob became involved with Guernsey Sands in 2012 after the neonatal death of his first born son Connor. The support him and wife Carrie received was vital in helping them get through the first months after their loss. So when the committee was formed in 2014 they were very keen to be involved and make a contribution so that other people with similar experiences could benefit as they had done. Rob and Carrie welcomed into the world Connor’s little brother Finlay in 2014 and little sister Seren in 2016. Sands continues to provide invaluable support.

Rob joined the Guernsey Sands committee in January 2014 in the role of Projects Manager and became Chair in August 2015.

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Carrie Jones

Treasurer

Carrie became involved with Guernsey Sands in 2012 after the neonatal death of her first born son Connor. The support her and husband Rob received was vital in helping them get through the first months after their loss. So when the committee was formed in 2014 they were very keen to be involved and make a contribution so that other people with similar experiences could benefit as they had done. Rob and Carrie welcomed into the world Connor’s little brother Finlay in 2014 and little sister Seren in 2016. Sands continues to provide invaluable support.

Carrie joined the Guernsey Sands committee in January 2014 in the role of Secretary but became Treasurer in August 2015.

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Sam Shires

Secretary

Sam and his wife Tania’s first son, Thomas, was stillborn in Guernsey on 15 May 2008 at almost 33 weeks gestation. Tania had heard his heartbeat at a midwife check on the 13th, but late on the 14th her waters broke, and at the hospital they discovered that he had died. Tania went into labour naturally on the morning of 15 May, and Thomas was born late that night. Sam and Tania are both originally from New Zealand, and at that time their family seemed so very far away. They were lucky, however, to be enveloped by friends and acquaintances on the island, their Guernsey family. The post mortem revealed no reason for Tom’s death. On 28 May 2009 their second son, Hugo, was born following a very anxious pregnancy. Their third child, Annabelle, was born three and a half years after Tom.

Sam’s wife Tania revived the Guernsey Sands group in 2010 becoming its Chair and a befriender. Although not on the committee at present, Tania is still very supportive of the group.

Sam joined the Guernsey Sands committee in January 2014 in the role of Treasurer but became Secretary in August 2015.

Nicole Bromley

Communications Officer / Committee Member / Befriender

Following the loss of Nicole and her husband Rik’s first born Freddie Leigh in August 2013 during early labour at full term, she found comfort in meeting trained befriender Tania. Nicole wanted to give something back to the charity and offered to assist with social media set up, marketing, PR and general communications. Finding comfort in channeling her grief to help others, Nicole has enjoyed working on launching the Guernsey Sands website in 2017 and is particularly passionate about promoting the importance of monitoring a baby’s movements during pregnancy. Nicole and Rik welcomed their rainbow baby Edie Pierrine to the world in September 2015.

Nicole joined the Guernsey Sands committee in January 2014.

Chloe Gallie

Events Organiser / Committee Member

Chloe became involved with Guernsey Sands following stillbirths and neonatal deaths affecting immediate family, colleagues and friends.

Knowing that the charity had been of immense support to several of these families following these losses, Chloe decided this was something practical that she could do to help at a time when many friends and families feel helpless. With around a decade of event management experience, Chloe felt that she had skills which would be of use to the committee. Chloe has one son born in 2015 and a daughter born in November 2017.

Chloe joined the Guernsey Sands committee in August 2017.