Baby Loss Awareness - Wave of Light Service, Semley - 15th October 2019

baby loss awareness weekBaby Loss Awareness Week takes place from 9th to 15th October every year.

It’s an opportunity for parents, their families and friends to acknowledge and remember their precious babies who have died.

It is led by SANDs in collaboration with over 60 charities in the UK.

Baby Loss Awareness Week is an opportunity:

  • For bereaved parents and families across the world to commemorate their babies’ lives
  • To break the silence around pregnancy or baby loss in the UK
  • To ensure all bereaved parents in the UK get the best possible care, wherever they live, when they need it

Baby Loss Awareness Week culminates with the global ‘Wave of Light* on 15th October, which is also recognised as International Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day

In 2011, our son, Jerome, was born still.

Richard and I would like to invite you to join us and other families across the world by lighting a candle at 7.00 pm on Tuesday 15th October and leaving it burning for at least one hour to remember all babies that have died too soon.

Last year a small group joined us in Semley Church just before 7.00 pm to light candles and we will be doing this again this year.

Wherever you do this, you will be joining a global ‘Wave of Light’ in memory of all the babies who lit up our lives for such a short time.

Each candle lit in memory of a precious and much wanted baby will be supporting SANDs’ vision of a world where fewer babies die and helping to ensure that every bereaved family, wherever they live in the UK, gets the care and support they need, when they need it, for as long as they need it.

If you’re unable to join us but would like a candle to be lit in someone’s memory - please let me know.

Anna Warhurst