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Baby Loss Awareness Week events 2019

There will be a range of events to mark Baby Loss Awareness Week (9 – 15 October 2019), including exhibitions, displays, memory walks and remembrance services.

We have listed some of the ones we know about below. You may also find others on the Baby Loss Awareness Week website.

Belfast

The Belfast miscarriage support group is organising a Walk of Remembrance on Saturday 12 October, starting at Belfast City Hall gates at 5.30 p.m..   Participants are invited to bring a battery candle. The circular 5 km walk is on flat footpaths only, accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs and everyone is welcome, including babies and children.  The walk concludes with the reading of a poem and a minute’s silence.

Edinburgh

The Scottish government has confirmed that it will be hosting a set of charity stands in the atrium of Victoria Quay in Edinburgh on Tuesday 15 October – International Babyloss Day.  Their aim is to raise awareness amongst Scottish Government staff of pregnancy and baby loss and the support available from a range of charities.

Great Missenden

There will be a Wave of Light Service at the parish church in Great Missenden, south Buckinghamshire, at 6pm on Sunday 13 October. It will be a short time together with music and readings and candle lighting, with tea, coffee and cake afterwards and support available.  If you can’t be there in person but would like the curate to light a candle or place a prayer or name on your behalf, contact curate.elizabeth@gmail.com. Details at www.facebook.com/events/1241431609314510/

Newark

Newark and Sherwood District Council are setting up a willow memory tree for the week at the Buttermarket in Newark. They will provide a selection of blue and pink ribbons and message tags in case local people wish to write a message to babies lost in pregnancy, at birth or in infancy.  There are also plans for a local remembrance service and Newark Castle will be lit up in pink and blue.  Mary Magdalene Church will be opening its doors for the Wave of Light candle-lighting at 7pm on the 15th.

Nottingham

The Nottingham miscarriage support group will have their annual Baby Loss memory walk on Saturday 12 Oct at Wollaton Hall and Deer Park, Nottingham, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m..  They will be setting off from the bottom car park near the main entrance, near the children’s play park.

Slough

The Vishaal Foundation is holding a Wave of Light Service at the lake in Herschel Park on Tuesday 15th October at 7 p.m.. Participants will light candles and release floating lanterns on the lake as the clock chimes 7 p.m..  The organisers ask you to allow yourself time to arrive at the lake and write a message on your lantern before the release.  For more details, call 07980 493314 or email vishaalfoundation@gmail.com.

Wakefield

Staff at Pinderfields General Hospital will be hosting displays throughout Baby Loss Awareness Week.  The displays on 10 and 11 October will focus on miscarriage, ectopic and molar pregnancy and the work of the Miscarriage Association.

The Wakefield City Council have also let us know that the Wakefield Town Hall will be lit up in pink & blue during Baby Loss Awareness Week.

Please keep an eye on our Facebook page for news and updates about Baby Loss Awareness Week events.