Here’s what you can do to get involved
Identify shop fronts or other community wall spaces to hold your display
Perhaps your local library, doctor’s surgery, hospital or workplace would be happy to host a remembrance wall/tree and display for Baby Loss Awareness Week. Get permission to have your display during 9 – 15 October.
Go out and buy some ribbon
We are still coming up with ideas of how to use ribbon in displays. Just look for some pink and blue ribbon and get creative!
You can also download the ribbon and bunting template, print and cut out the ribbons and use them to decorate your display. You could also add in LED candles or tealights to coincide with the Wave of Light on 15th October at 7pm. As there are no naked flames these could be left illuminated all night to increase the impact of the displays.
Encourage your local community to get involved
If the space is accessible to the public you could include a memory tree or wall for people to write a short message on their ribbon before they hang it on the tree or add to your memory wall. The tree could be something as simple as hazel twigs in a pretty vase. For an outdoor space instead of the paper ribbon you could use 30 cm lengths of satin ribbon in pink or blue that could be tied together on a string line for example.
Let us know that you’ll be joining the initiative by filling out this form If you know of a local yarn bombing or craft group perhaps they would like to get involved.