Events for Baby Loss Awareness Week 2018


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Wave of Light Events 15 October 2018

ALDERSHOT

ASHFORD, KENT

  • Ashford Baby Memorial Garden (within the Ashford Memorial Park). Entrance via gates opposite the Library in Church Road TN23 1AS, or opposite Vicarage Road car park at 7 – 8 pm. Organised by East Kent Sands

ASHTON UNDER LYNE

  • Tameside Hospital, Maternity Antenatal Clinic at 7 – 8 pm

BARKING

  • Barking Town Hall, 1 Town Square, Barking. IG11 7LU

BELFAST

  • Light Up The Dome for Baby Loss Awareness, Victoria Square Belfast BT1 7:15 – 8 pm. Organised by Cruse

BOLTON

  • Royal Bolton Hospital memorial garden 6:45 pm Organised by Bolton Sands

BRACKNELL

  • St Michael & St Mary Magdelane Church, Crowthorne Road, Easthampstead, Bracknell RG12 7ER at 6:45 – 7:45 pm Further details here

BRIDGWATER

  • St Mary’s Church, St Mary Street, Bridgwater. TA6 3EQ at 6:30 – 7:30 pm

CANVEY ISLAND

CARDIFF

CARLISLE

  • Wave of Light Event, New Baby Garden, Carlisle Crematorium, Dalston Road Monday 15 October 5:30 – 6:30 pm

CHARD

  • St Mary’s Church, Holyrood Street, Chard. TA20 2DW at 6:15 – 7:30 pm

CHESTER

  • St Werburgh’s Roman Catholic Parish Grosvenor Park Road, CH1 1QJ at 18:45 Further details here

CHESTERFIELD

  • Brimington Crematorium from 6:45 pm you are invited to bring your own lanterns for the baby garden procession. Organised by Chesterfield Sands

CRAMLINGTON

  • Northumberlandia, Lantern and Luminaria event Organised by the Teardrop Support Group call 07531 206784 to book free place (limited numbers) download poster for more information Ashington_WAVE OF LIGHT 3

DANBY

  • The Danby Beacon will be lit at 7 pm to join the Wave of Light

DOUGLAS ISLE OF MAN

  • Douglas Promenade, 18:30 – 19:30 candlelight vigil with readings and songs. Further details here

EASTBORNE

  • Suite 9, The Old Printworks, 20 Wharf Road, BN21 3AW at 6:30 – 8 pm. Organised by Mama Nurture

ERSKINE

  • Erskine Community Garden, Barwood Park, Erskine 7 – 8 pm

EXMOUTH

  • St John in the Wilderness Church & Churchyard, St John’s Road, Exmouth EX8 5EG. 18:30 – 20:00. Further details here

GREENHITHE

HEXHAM

  • Hexham Abbey will be open 7 – 8 pm should anyone wish to light a candle to remember their baby

LEEDS

  • Chapel, St James’ Hospital at 7 – 8 pm
  • Church of the Epiphany, Gipton at 18:50 – 20:00 Further details here

LONDON

  • St George the Martyr, Borough High Street, London SE1 1JA. 7 – 8 PM an opportunity to light a candle on the church steps and spend time in prayer and commemoration.

MANCHESTER

NEWPORT, SHROPSHIRE

  • St Michael’s Church, Lilleshall at 7 – 8 pm

OLDBURY, BIRMINGHAM

  • Warley Baptist Church, Castle Road East, Oldbury. B68 9BJ 6:45 – 7:45 pm Further details here

PLYMOUTH

PORTSMOUTH

PORT SUNLIGHT

ROMSEY

  • Romsey Methodist Church, The Hundred, Romsey SO51 8BZ. 7 – 8 PM

STROOD

STOKE ON TRENT

  • Cheadle Methodist Church, 43 Chapel Street, Cheadle, Stoke-on-Trent. ST10 1DU. 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Organised by Staffordshire Sands
  • Hanley Town Hall, Albion St, Stoke-on-Trent. ST1 1QQ Email Sam for more details

SUNDERLAND

  • Souter Lighthouse, Coast Road, SR6 7NH at 18:00 – 20:00. Organised by 4Louis

TAUNTON

  • St Peter and St Paul Bishops Hull Road Bishops Hull Taunton TA1 5EB. 7 – 7:30 pm

TEMPLE BALSALL

THATCHAM

  • The Nature Discovery Centre, Lower Way, Thatcham, RG19 8FU 6:30 – 8:30 pm Organised by West Berkshire Sands

WITHAM

  • St Nicolas’ Church in Witham, Essex from 6:30 pm. Further details here

WOKING

  • St Mary of Bethany, Mount Hermon Road, Woking 6:30 – 8pm Further details here

WOLVERHAMPTON

  • St Leonard’s Church Bilston WV6 0AT From 6 pm

WORKSOP

  • Minnie and Ruth’s Tearoom, 98 High Road, Carlton, Worksop, S81 9EA at 7 – 8 pm Organised by JOEL TCP

YORK

  • Trafalgar Bay, 7 Nunnery Ln, York YO23 1AB, Further details here

 


Remembrance Events

ALTRINCHAM

  • Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Event The Hub, Pownall Rd, Altrincham, WA14 2SZ. Saturday 13 October 7:45 – 10 pm.

AYLESBURY

  • Baby Memorial Service, Aylesbury Methodist Church. Sunday 14 October 3 – 4 pm

BATH

  • The annual ‘Special Babies’ Service will take place on Saturday 13 October, 12pm at Haycombe Cemetery & Crematorium (Top Burial Chapel) to remember babies lost in pregnancy or soon after birth. Details here

BEDFORDSHIRE

  • An evening of reflection and remembrance, St Mary’s Church Potton. Sunday 14 October from 6:30 pm

BELFAST

  • Walk of Remembrance Saturday 13 October 5:30pm meet main gate Belfast City Hall. Please bring a battery candle and children are also welcome to attend. Download event poster Belfast walk of remembrance
  • Balloon Release Sunday 14 October Malone House, Barnett Demesne, BT9 5PB. Organised by Life After Loss

BILLERICAY

  • Memorial Service, Emmanuel Church, Laindon Road, Billericay CM12 9LD Sunday 14 October 15:00 – 17:00 Organised by Bennetts Funerals in Brentwood

BIRMINGHAM

  • Baby Remembrance Service, New Jerusalem Church, Aston Cross, 6 Rocky Lane, Aston, Birmingham B6 5RQ Sunday 14 October 4 – 5 pm.
  • A Time to Remember St Barnabas Church Centre, High Street, Erdington, Birmingham. B23 6SY. Sunday 14 October 2 – 4 pm

BLACKPOOL

  • Lights of Love Walk, Carleton Crematorium baby garden, Stocks Lane, Poulton-le-Fylde, Blackpool FY6 7QS. Sunday 14 October 7 – 9 pm. Organised by Blackpool and Preston Sands NOTE CHANGE OF DATE now Sunday 14 October

BOGNOR REGIS

  • Baby Loss Service of Remembrance, Holy Cross Church, Chichester Road, Bognor Regis. Sunday 14 October 16:00 – 16:30

CHINGFORD

  • Babies’ Remembrance Service, St. Peter and Paul’s Church, Chingford, E4 7EN. Sunday 14 October 15:00 – 16:30. Further details here

CREWE

  • Remembrance Service, Union Street Baptist Church, 13 Union Street, Crewe. CW2 7DJ Thursday 11 October 7:30 – 8:30 pm. Organised by Cheshire East Sands.

DEVIZES

  • A service of remembrance for a baby lost, St James Church , Church Walk, Devizes SN10 3AA. Sunday 14 October 4:30 – 5:30 pm. Organised by Devizes Sands

DUNDONALD, NORTHERN IRELAND

  • Ulster Hospital Remembrance Service, The Recreation Hall Royal Ulster Hospital Wednesday 10 October at 7:30 pm Please note the organisers have requested adults only.

EXETER

  • Remembrance Gathering, The Cherry Tree, Child & Women’s Health Entrance, Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Trust, Exeter EX2 5DW.  Tuesday 9 October at 13:30 Meet at Child and Women’s Health entrance All welcome to hang a ribbon on the tree

FIFE

  • Baby Loss Remembrance Service, Newburgh Parish Church, 43 Robertson Crescent, Newburgh. KY14 6AW. Sunday 14 October 6:30 – 7:30 pm

GUERNSEY

  • Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Walk, Portelet Beach Kiosk, Guernsey Sunday 14 October from 9:45 am to set off at 10 am walking to the fairy ring and back. Organised by Guernsey SandsCANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

GUILDFORD

  • Wave of Light Event, Chilworth Manor, Halfpenny Lane, Chilworth, Guildford, Surrey GU4 8NN. Sunday 14 October 5:30 – 7 pm.  Organised by Surrey Sands

HAVANT

  • Remembrance Service, The Oaks Havant Crematorium, Bartons Road, Havant, Hampshire PO9 5NA. Thursday 11 October at 7 pm

HAYWARDS HEATH

  • Service of Remembrance, The Ascension Church, 110 Vale Road, Haywards Heath. RH16 4JS Monday 15 October 6:30 – 8 pm

HESSLE

ISLE OF WIGHT

  • Service of Remembrance, Isle of Wight Crematorium. Sunday 14 October from 15:00 Organised by Isle of Wight Sands

LEEDS

  • Memory Walk Harewood House Estate, Sunday 14 October 11:00 – 16:00. Meet at Muddy Boots Cafe at 11 am, Church Lane, Harewood, Leeds. LS17 9LJ Organised by The Twinchetts

LIVERPOOL

  • Annual babies’ memorial service, St George’s Hall. Wednesday 10 October. Organised by Honeysuckle baby bereavement team at Liverpool Women’s Hospital

MANCHESTER

  • Memory Walk, Heaton Park. Sunday 14 October from 12:00

RIVER MERSEY

  • Rice paper and edible ink release from  Mersey Ferry, Sunday 14 October.  Further details here

LONDON

  • Candlelit Walk, Sunday 14 October meet at 3:45 pm to walk at 4 pm. Meet at Finsbury Park station entrance to Finsbury Park. Organised by North and East London Sands.
  • Boat release Manor Park, London, SE13. Sunday 14 October 16:00 – 17:30. Bring your wellies! Organised by South East London Sands
  • Remembrance Service,  St George the Martyr, Borough High Street, London SE1 1JA. Saturday 13 October 10:30 – 12:30

NEWPORT

  • Remembrance Service St Julian’s Methodist Church Sunday 14 October from 2:30 pm. Organised by Ffion’s Gift

NOTTINGHAM

NORTH DEVON

  • Baby Remembrance Service, The Chaplaincy at North Devon Hospital in conjunction with North Devon Sands will be holding their annual Remembrance Service on. Sunday 28 October, at 3 pm at St Mary the Virgin Church Pilton. Further details here

OLDHAM

  • Baby Memorial Service, Royal Oldham Hospital, Rochdale Road, Oldham OL1 2JH. Thursday 11 October 7 – 8 pm.

ORPINGTON

  • A Time To Remember, All Saints’ Church, Bark Hart Road, Orpington, BR6 0QD. Sunday 14 October 6:30 – 8 pm. Organised by Princess Royal University Hospital

OXFORDSHIRE

  • Baby Remembrance Service. Sunday 14 October, at 6 pm at St Mary’s Church, Banbury. Further details here

PORTSMOUTH

  • QA Memorial Service, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Southwick Hill Road, Cosham, Portsmouth PO6 3LY. Sunday 14 October 14:00 – 16:00. Organised by Portsmouth and Chichester Sands

PUDSEY

  • Babyloss Awareness Week Service. Sunday 14 October, at 3 – 4 pm Pudsey Parish Church.

READING

  • Grey Friars Church, Friar Street Sunday 14 October from 15:00 Organised by Reading Lifeline

SOUTHAMPTON

  • Forget me not service. St Andrews United Reformed Church. Sunday 14 October from 3 pm. Organised by Southampton Sands

SWINDON

  • Annual baby memorial service, Kingsdown Crematorium. Sunday 14 October from 2 pm. Organised by Swindon Sands

TRURO

  • Baby Remembrance Service, Our Lady of the Portal and St Piran Catholic Church, St Austell Street, Truro, Cornwall. Saturday 14 October 2 – 3 pm

WEST MOORS

  • A Life Remembered, St Mary the Virgin Parish Church, The Avenue, Station Road, West Moors. BH22 0JF Sunday 14 October from 6 pm.

WIDNES

  • Bonds of Love Remembrance Service St Michael & St Thomas Church, Ditchfield Road, Ditton, Widnes. WA8 8XR Sunday 14 October 6 – 7 pm. Further details here

WORCESTER

  • ‘Not Out Of Mind’ Remembrance Service. Saturday 13 October, at 2.30 pm at St Peters Church, Worcester. WR5 3TZ. Further details here

WREXHAM

  • Wrexham Sands & BCUHB Annual Remembrance Service, St Mary’s Cathedral, Regent Street, Wrexham. Sunday 21 October 3 – 4:30 pm

Awareness/Ribbon Displays and Fundraising Events

ABERYSTWYTH – Aberystywth Crematorium Baby Garden Clarach Rd, Aberystwyth SY23 3DG. 8 – 15 October. Hosted by Cariad Angel Gowns (for stillborn and neonatal loss)

ASHFORD, Kent

  • Ashford Gateway, Church Street, Ashford TN23 1BT. 8 – 15 October 09:00 – 18:00. Organised by East Kent Sands
  • Ashford Baby Memorial Garden, Ashford Memorial Park, Off Vicarage Lane, Ashford TN23 1BT. 11 October 1 – 8 pm. Organised by East Kent Sands
  • Repton Connect Community Centre, Repton Avenue, Ashford TN23 3RX. 13 October 11:30 am  – 2:30 pm. Organised by East Kent Sands

ASHTON UNDER LYNE – Tameside Hospital. 9 – 15 October

AVIEMORE – Boots the Chemist. 9 – 15 October

BARKING – Flag raising ceremony, Barking Town Hall, 1 Town Square, Barking. IG11 7LU. Tuesday 9 October 12:00. Further details here

BLACKPOOL – Elizabeth Street Surgery, 61 Elizabeth Street, Blackpool FY1 3JG . Thursday 11 October 08:00 – 18:30.

BRIERLY HILL – AW GP Surgery. Monday 15 October 08:00 – 18:00

CHELMSFORD – Broomfield Hospital. Friday 12 October and Monday 15 October 08:00 – 16:00

CHELTENHAM – The Good Grief Trust are screening their documentary A Love That Never Dies 9 October 8 pm at Cheltenham Literature Festival. Further details here

ERSKINE – Erskine Community Garden, Barwood Park, Erskine 9 – 15 October

FOLKESTONE – Fundraising event by staff, Nationwide Building Society, 77 Sandgate Road, Folkestone. 12 October 10 am – 5 pm.

ISLINGTON – Town Hall

LEICESTER – Hey, Carrie Anne , 16 Malcolm Arcade, Off Cank Street, Leicester. LE1 5FT. Tuesday 9 October 10:00 – 17:00

MAIDSTONE – Hazlett Theatre, Earl Street, Maidstone ME14 1LP. Wednesday 10 October 11:00 – 13:00

MANCHESTER

  • Still Loved Still Born screening Carmel Christian Centre, Seymour Street, Denton, Manchester. M34 3PF Thursday 4 October 6:30 pm

MUSSELBURGH – Library. 9 – 15 October

NEWARK

  • Newark Royal Market Bridge Street Newark NG24 1EE. Wednesday 10 and Saturday 13 October 09:00 – 15:00. Organised by HUG (Help Us Grieve)
  • Screening of the documentary Silent Loss Hidden Truth The Untold Story Of Baby Loss And Miscarriage. Palace Theatre Appleton Gate Newark NG24 1JY. Saturday 13 October from 7:30 pm. To reserve seats for the documentary please email amy@helpusgrieve.co.uk

NOTTINGHAM

  • Remembering Baby exhibition, Surface Gallery 16 Southwell Rd, Nottingham NG1 1DL. Opening on Friday 12 October 6 – 8 pm. Plus, exhibition runs from 13 – 20 October, Tues-Fri 12 -6 pm, Sat 11 am – 5 pm. Organised by Zephyr’s
  • Remembering Baby, creative workshop, Surface Gallery 16 Southwell Rd, Nottingham NG1 1DL. Saturday 13 October 2 pm. During the Remembering Baby exhibition in Nottingham we invite you to call in and take part in creative activities, led by staff and volunteers from Zephyr’s

PENZANCE – Co-op Funeralcare Penzance, 2 Market Jew Street, Penzance TR18 2LG. 9 – 15 October

PETERBOROUGH – Still Loved Still Born Awareness Evening at Wildwood, 6A Cathedral Square, PE1 1XH Monday 15 October at 18:30. Hosted by Peterborough and Stamford Sands

PORTSMOUTH – Still Born, Still Loved film viewing and support at Cosham Community Centre, Wootton Street, Cosham PO6 3AP Tuesday 9 October at 7 pm. Organised by Portsmouth and Chichester Sands

ROTHWELL – Coffee & Cake for Baby Loss Awareness John Newman Hairdressing & Beauty, 19 Bridge Street, Rothwell. NN14 6JW Friday 12 October 10am – 4pm Further details here

SWADLINCOTE

  • Teddy’s Baby Boutique, 34-41 High Street DE11 8JB Friday 12 October 10:00 – 15:00
  • Swadlincote Library, Civic Way DE11 0AD Friday 12 October 10:00 – 15:00

TANYGROES, CARDIGAN – Goggeddan Arms, Gogerddan, Tanygroes, Cardigan SA43 2HP. 8 – 15 October. Hosted by Cariad Angel Gowns (for stillborn and neonatal loss)

TELFORD

  • Southwater One. Tuesday 9 October 09:00 – 17:00
  • St. John’s Church, Muxton. Tuesday 9 October 09:00 – 17:00

WALSALL – Wallsall Manor Hospital. Wednesday 10 October 10:00 – 16:00

WASHINGTON – Charity theatre performance of two plays Simply Say and Dads Lose Babies Too Arts Centre Washington, Biddick Lane, Fatfield, Washington. NE38 8AB Thursday 11 October 7:30 – 9:30 pm.

WOLVERHAMPTON

  • Foyer Millennium City Building, University of Wolverhampton. Tuesday 9 October 09:00 – 17:00
  • New Cross Hospital’s Chapel, New Cross Hospital. Tuesday 9 October 09:00 – 17:00

Online events

  • 9 October 8 pm Join a webinar in the comfort of your own home: Baby Loss, Miscarriage and Stillbirth. With Dr Raj Rai Recurrent Miscarriage Clinic, St Mary’s Hospital. Sign up here
  • 15 October 7 – 7:30 pm Online Wave of Light Group Meditation Further information here
  • 15 October 7 – 7:30 pm Online Wave of Light for Guernsey Sands

Parliamentary activity & events (invitation only)

England

  • 8-12 October: Display in Upper Waiting Hall in House of Commons, Westminster, on pregnancy and baby loss and the National Bereavement Care Pathway.
  • 9 October: Debate in House of Commons
  • 11 October: Event sponsored by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Baby Loss in the House of Commons to raise awareness of baby loss with MPs, followed by a remembrance service for MPs, peers and parliamentary staff.

Scotland

  • 3 October: Event in Scottish Parliament

Wales

  • 3 October: Debate in Welsh Assembly
  • 10 October: Candle Event sponsored by Mark Drakeford AM at Main Hall, The Pierhead, Cardiff