Baby Loss Awareness Week 9 – 15 October highlights the tragedy of baby loss and culminates in the global “Wave of Light” on 15 October – International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day.
In recognition of the week Buckhurst Hill Baptist Church is lighting up the church in pink and blue every evening between 6 and 10pm. There is also a wall where people can leave messages.
The inspiration came from a local mum who lost a baby last year and is keen to raise awareness, and help bereaved parents, and their families and friends unite with others to commemorate their babies’ lives.
Louise Moniatis crowd-funded the cost of lighting the church through her Facebook page after she and her family were supported by Pastor Kevin and his wife when their baby Clara Iris died.
Unite with others
Chairman of Epping Forest District Council, Cllr Helen Kane said:
Throughout Baby Loss Awareness Week, bereaved parents, and their families and friends, have an opportunity to unite with others across the world to commemorate the lives of babies who died during pregnancy, at or soon after birth and in infancy.
A mother’s love for her baby is beyond time and conditions, it grows each passing day, even after the loss of her child.
2020 has been a difficult year for us all, but now more than ever, we need to come together as a community to let those affected by pregnancy and baby loss know they are not alone and that we are all here to support them.
Please join me to help all bereaved parents to keep their babies alive in their memories.
For more information visit the baby loss awareness website.
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