Babyloss Awareness Week Events
Some people mark Babyloss Awareness Day or Week by taking part in public acts of remembrance, religious or otherwise, or other linked events.
London: Homerton Hospital
There will be a Baby Memorial Service on Friday 7 October at 7 p.m. in the Education Centre at Homerton Hospital. The service usually lasts around an hour, with light refreshments afterwards. Space is limited, so if you’d like to attend, please contact bereavement midwives Meghan or Tracy in advance, on 020 8510 7317.
London: Trafalgar Square
The London Support group invites you to take part in an evening walk in memory of babies lost in pregnancy. The 5k walk will be from 5.30 to 8 p.m. on Saturday 15 October, setting off from Trafalgar Square. Please email Erin at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
There will be a ‘Doorway of Hope’ service in Norwich Cathedral on Thursday 13 October at 7.30 p.m.
The Nottingham Support Group has arranged a Memory Walk in Wollaton Park on Saturday 15 October, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The walk is for anyone who’s been affected by the loss of a baby through miscarriage or still birth. The meeting place is the bottom car park of Wollaton Hall near the main entrance. You’ll find more details at https://www.facebook.com/events/949925235030566/ or you can contact Kymm on 07870 771326.
To mark Babyloss Awareness Week, Romy and Dean Rawlings have organised a tree planting ceremony at Sunrising Natural Burial Ground and Nature Reserve in Tysoe, Warwickshire: http://sunrisingburialground.co.uk/.
The event will take place at 10 a.m. on Sunday 16 October. An apple tree will be planted and there will be an opportunity to write a remembrance label to commemorate your loss. A slate plaque will also be installed as a permanent marker to commemorate all babies gone too soon.
Anyone is welcome to join Romy and Dean and if you let them know in advance, on 07780 770945, they can look out for you.
And a more private event at Westminster
On Wednesday 12 October, the All Party Parliamentary Group on Babyloss is holding a reception at Westminster, inviting a number of bereaved parents, charities, MPs and civil servants to engage in discussion around baby loss and to mark Babyloss Awareness Week.
This will be followed by a remembrance event in the Chapel of St Mary Undercroft in Parliament. Admittance to both is by invitation only, and we’re delighted that three M.A. Trustees and an M.A. volunteer will be attending.