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Baby Loss Awareness Week 2016

07 October 2016
Baby loss awareness week candle

Baby Loss Awareness Week (9 to 15 October 2016) gives bereaved parents, families and friends across the world an opportunity to unite and commemorate their babies’ lives, both in person at local events and online.

Bliss will be linking up with other charities this Baby Loss Awareness Week to raise awareness of baby loss and the work being done by organisations to prevent it and support those affected by it. Activities taking place during the week include:

  • Bereaved parents and families sharing kind actions or words that helped them after their baby died, on social media using the hashtag #babyloss. The stories captured as part of Baby Loss Awareness Week in 2015 can be read on the Baby Loss Awareness Week website.
  • The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Baby Loss is driving activities in parliament, including a reception on Wednesday 12 October and a general debate in the House of Commons Chamber on Thursday 13 October.
  • Saturday 15 October sees the week finish in a global ‘Wave of Light’. By simply lighting a candle at 7pm and burning it for at least one hour, you can join others in remembering all babies that have died too soon.
  • To be part of the digital Wave of Light as well, simply take a photo of your candle and post it to Facebook or Twitter using #WaveOfLight at 7pm.

If you would like a lasting and positive way to remember your loved one this Baby Loss Awareness Week, you can also create a Bliss Precious Star Fund. This is a personalised tribute fund which you can choose to donate however much you like, and will be there for as long as you want it.

If you already have a Precious Star Fund, why not light a candle on your memorial page and join the 'Wave of Light'.

For more information on how you can support the campaign, please visit babyloss-awareness.org or if you need someone to talk to concerning bereavement, call our confidential helpline on 0808 801 0322.

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