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A “wave of light and love” for Baby Loss Awareness Week

Over 100 people who have been supported by Forget Me Not attended our event at Russell House. They wrote their babies’ names on lanterns and saw them lit as part of a beautiful lantern display, in memory of the babies whose families we’ve supported since our perinatal service began. Callie, our family support team leader, read out a poem before saying aloud the babies’ names whose families were there on the day. She said: 

“As we witness the wave of light this evening, I’m also struck by the wave of love that this represents and we can feel around us. Tonight, for Baby Loss Awareness Week, we take a moment to reflect and remember but also to recognise that your babies are remembered every moment of every day. I want to acknowledge the many other babies that are being thought of tonight across the country, here at Russell House and over at the Piece Hall.”


At the same time at Piece Hall, 1000 lanterns were lit in a beautiful and poignant display – over 150 of these lanterns bore babies’ names, drawings and messages from members of the public who’d come along to remember their babies. 


Thank you to everyone who joined us at these events and thanks too to everyone who shared a message with us on social media or lit a candle at home in memory of their own baby or in support of others who have lost a baby. 

You can still leave a dedication to your baby on our dedication page.