Each year The Lullaby Trust joins other leading baby charities to raise awareness of baby loss and campaign to secure the support of MPs for the provision of better bereavement care.

Baby Loss Awareness Week takes place 9-15th October. During this week families all over the world commemorate the lives of their babies and share memories of the all too brief time they had together.

The week ends with the global Wave of Light on 15th October, where candles are lit across the globe as part of international Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day.

The charities leading Baby Loss Awareness Week provide support to anyone affected by pregnancy loss and the death of a baby, and work with health professionals and services to improve care.

How you can support Baby Loss Awareness Week 2020

  1. Wear the ribbon badge: You can buy this from our shop and show your support throughout the week.
  2. Light a candle: As part of the Wave of Light on 15th October, we’re asking supporters to light a virtual candle in memory of a loved one and donate to our work to support families and save lives.
  3. Set up a Facebook fundraiser: You can help to ensure that bereaved families receive the support they need by encouraging your friends and family to donate to our work. Just £2.50 could pay for a support package to be sent to a bereaved family, giving advice, sharing experiences from other bereaved parents and signposting to where they can get further support. Click here to set up a Facebook fundraiser for The Lullaby Trust in minutes.

For help with fundraising during Baby Loss Awareness Week, email fundraising@lullabytrust.org.uk or call 020 7802 3200.