Each year between 9th – 15th October, Baby Loss Awareness Week takes place whereby parents, their families and friends acknowledge and remember their precious babies who have passed away.
Baby Loss Awareness Week also provides a chance for people to talk openly about the subject of baby loss, which sadly in today’s society is still seen as a taboo topic of conversation.
It is also an opportunity to help raise awareness of the emotional impact of pregnancy and baby loss, and the scale of the tragedy, which sadly affects up to one in five families in the UK.
The week ends across the world on 15th October with ‘Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day’ which is marked by a global event called the ‘Wave of Light’.
Here in the UK, ‘Remember My Baby’ would like to invite you to take part in the global ‘Wave of Light’ event. On this day, everyone is invited to take part in the event to remember all the babies that have been lost before, during or after birth. Please join us on 15th October 2015 by lighting a candle at 7.00pm (in all world time zones) and leave it burning for at least 1 hour. By doing this, a wave of light passes around the world in memory of all the babies gone too soon.
Participating in the ‘Wave of Light’ event can be done anywhere in the world. Either individually or in a group, at home or in a communal space. Wherever you choose to do this, you will be uniting with others across the world in honour of those babies who left us too soon, but who will live on in our hearts forever.
Please feel free to send us photos of your lit candle or candles and also a message or quote as to why you participated in the ‘Wave of Light’ event.
We can’t promise to use all photos and comments sent, but we will try our very best to share as many as we can on our website if possible. Please email your ‘Wave of Light’ candle photos and comments to [email protected]. When emailing your photos of your ‘Wave of Light’ candles please let us know where in the UK or other areas of the world you lit your candle.
Please also feel free to share your ‘Wave of Light’ candle photos on our Facebook page too by clicking here.
Thanking you in advance of your participation.