Baby Loss Awareness Week is an opportunity:
- For bereaved parents, and their families and friends, to unite with others across the world to commemorate their babies’ lives.
- To raise awareness about pregnancy and baby loss in the UK.
- To drive improvements in the bereavement care and support available for those affected.
Alongside our Rainbow Baby campaign which continues all year round; Baby Loss Awareness week is also something we take part in to raise even more awareness on this taboo subject. This year, we are holding a public event to raise awareness and so far, it’s the only one held in Hertfordshire
I’m supporting Baby Loss Awareness 2019 so together we can break the silence. Why? No one deserves to suffer in silence, and everyone has a right to grieve. I have arranged a public event to commemorate the week and bring a community together as well as raise awareness. The details are as follows:
What is it? The memory ribbon is for anyone who wishes to write a message to a baby they have lost, be it through miscarriage, still birth, premature birth or infant loss. It’s not only for the parents or siblings, anyone can leave a message for an angel.
Where can I get a memory ribbon? Memory Ribbon cards are free, and will be stocked at MOD Pizza, Orli in The Wood, B Kosher, The BECC Centre, Co-op Funeral care & Rimon.
Date: The event will take place from the 9th to the 15th of October 2019.
Location: It will take place at ‘The Tree’ area outdoor next to the Co-op Funeralcare, on the corner of Shenley Road & Furzehill Road, Borehamwood. The nearest postcode is WD6 1DS
Time: The memory ribbon card can be hung at any time after 2pm on 9th October and by 6:45pm 15th of October
Wave of Light
What is it? Families across the world will be lighting a candle at 7pm local time and leaving it burning for at least one hour to remember all babies that have died too soon.
To join the virtual Wave of Light, take a photo of your candle and post it to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #WaveOfLight at 7pm local time. 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.
Date: The Wave of Light will take place on 15th of October 2019
Location: It will take place at ‘The Tree’ area outdoors next to the Co-op Funeralcare, on the corner of Shenley Road & Furzehill Road, Borehamwood. The nearest postcode is WD6 1DS
Time: From 7pm to 8pm
Do I need to bring anything? Please bring a battery-operated candle with you. For health and safety reasons, naked flames are not permitted. We will safely light one main candle at 7pm
What will happen during that hour? There is no agenda, it’s a chance for you to have a few minutes to remember your angel, speak to others from the community who may have experienced the same loss, or just have a moment of silence for yourself. You are more than welcome to stay for the whole hour if you’d like to.
Donate a Bow
What is it? The Tree is going to have pink, blue and rainbow coloured bows hanging off it to get attention and raise awareness. I will be making all if these bows and hanging them off the tree on the 9th at 1pm. The bows can be donated by local businesses for £10 per bow with all funds going to Tommy’s the Baby Charity. Donated bows will visibly show the donors details on the bow, which will be collected via the donation form. If you’d like to donate a bow, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org and using Bow Donation as a subject.
Date: We have already had many bows donated and will continue taking donations until the 7th of October.
Location: The bows will be hung on your behalf on the 9th of October at 1pm. It will take place at ‘The Tree’ area outdoor next to the Co-op Funeralcare, on the corner of Shenley Road & Furzehill Road, Borehamwood. The nearest postcode is WD6 1DS
Can I keep the bow after the event is over? Yes of course, please do let us know if you’d like us to save it when filling in the registration form. Bows will be kept for 10 days after the event.
We will also be giving thanks to all the Bow donors on our social media platforms so please do include these details on the registration form.
Baby loss is a subject close to my heart and I hope this year sees the local communities come together, and fight the silence and taboos surrounding this very painful subject. The awareness has increased hugely over the years with 2018 being the best so far. More details and statistics can be found on the Baby Loss Awareness website
We hope you can join us at this free public event and help raise awareness. If you require professional support, please feel free to contact Tommy’s the Baby Charity where a trained midwife can speak with you.
DISCLAIMER FOR BABY LOSS AWARENESS PUBLIC EVENT
Everyone taking part in the outdoor event does so at their own risk.
We do not employ qualified guides or first aiders during the event. Event organisers and event hosts assume no responsibility for anyone attending the event. The event organisers and event hosts will not be held responsible for any accident, injury or loss occurring as a result of the event or in connection with travel to such event, however caused.
When you participate in the event, whether or not you have signed up for it, you indicate that you accept these conditions and accept that no legal liability is accepted by the event organisers or event hosts in the event of accident or injury, however caused.
Participants in the event are reminded that memory ribbons are hung up safely and the event does not provide assistance. Participants are responsible for assessing their own risk, the safety of themselves and the suitability of any equipment used.
Wrap it By Tina will be taking photos during Baby Loss Awareness week 2019 and at the Wave of Light 2019. By attending the event, you consent to being filmed, recorded and photographed at the event as a member of the audience and to the footage and photographs of you being used by Wrap it By Tina to share news about the event, and to publicise our awareness work.
Images may be used in press releases, printed publicity and published on Wrap it By Tina’s social media platforms and website. They will be stored securely until the next event, after which the photos will be deleted. If you would prefer for you or your child not to be photographed, please speak to Tina (07504 931 758). If you would like to see your images, or would like us to delete them, please email us on info@wrapitbytina at any time