REMEMBRANCE services are being held in memory of stillborn babies.
Baby loss and stillborn charities will be holding a Wave of Light Service for all those who have lost a child before birth or in infancy to mark baby loss awareness week, which runs from October 9 to 15.
The TeddyRose Foundation – who lost their children Teddy and Rose during pregnancy and birth – are inviting bereaved parents, children, family and friends to join them at St Philips Church on Manor Road in Dorridge from 6.30pm on October 15.
There will be a short service and an opportunity to light a candle.
The wave of candles and tree will stay lit and glow for one hour in memory of all the babies.
Attendees can add a special baby’s name to the remembrance tree, using the pens, cards and the ribbons provided and candles and a packet of Forget-Me-Not seeds will be on offer for people to take home to remember the time they came together to in their children’s memory.
The Lily Mae Foundation are also hosting a Wave of Light service at St Mary’s Church in Temple Balsall from 6.30pm.
Bereaved parents and families will be given a chance to decorate a pebble and place them under the tree of remembrance.
The Balsall Common based charity supports parents and families who have lost a baby to stillbirth, neonatal death, miscarriage or to a medical termination with memory boxes, one-to-one and group support meetings and groups dedicated to dads.
Buildings across the region, including Birmingham Central Library, Birmingham Town Hall and Symphony Hall and the Lily Mae offices in Balsall Common, will also be lit up in pink and blue in memory of the babies.