Help us raise crucial awareness of baby loss during the globally recognised Baby Loss Awareness Week 2018.
What is Baby Loss Awareness Week?
Every year the leading charities for baby loss combine in raising awareness during the annual Baby Loss Awareness Week which occurs between 9th – 15th October every year. It provides an important and necessary opportunity for bereaved parents to reflect on their loss as well unite with friends, family and communities to both commemorate their loved one and raise awareness of the growing issue of baby loss. Through baby loss awareness week, we are able to highlight the need for improved bereavement care and facilities, research and support.
On October 15th – the final day of baby loss awareness week, which coincides with International Pregnancy and infant Loss Remembrance Day, baby loss awareness week ends with a global ‘Wave of Light’, in which individuals across the globe are invited to light a candle at 7pm to in memory of babies that have died too soon.
Our Role During Baby Loss Awareness Week:
We are not trained counsellors but at Remember Rubén we understand what it feels like to lose a baby and have both compassion and empathy for bereaved families. We will be providing personal support to bereaved families alongside our Support Buddies.
One of our main aims is to raise awareness baby loss and its devastating effects, with the aim of improving bereavement care surrounding baby loss across the UK. Our awareness stalls will be in and around Essex and London raising valuable awareness, talking to communities about their experiences and raising money to provide remembrance boxes to hospitals. We believe that in order to improve bereavement care, it is vital that healthcare professionals, families and friends have access to first hand accounts of what it is truly like to lose a baby. If you feel able, please feel free to submit your story to firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, you can post your thoughts on what constitutes ‘good care’ when dealing with baby loss bereavement to the babyloss-awareness.org website.
Alongside our awareness stalls, we will be holding our Remember Rubén Pub Quiz! Please feel free to come along and enjoy a fun evening that makes a real difference to families in need.
We would like to invite our supporters to participate in the annual ‘Wave of Light’ that takes place on the last day of baby loss awareness week -October 15th at 7pm. The aim of this movement is to create a global ‘wave of light’ that honours and remembers all babies that have died too soon. to show your support and raise further awareness, please post photographs to our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram page, which will be added to our 2018 ‘Wave of Light’ Remembrance Album.