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Baby Loss Awareness Week

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.

On 11th October we will hold a free remembrance service at York Minster featuring readings from several bereaved families. Scroll to the bottom of the page to learn more. 

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.

You can help to ensure that bereaved families receive the support they need for as long as they need it. Just £9 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.

We’re incredibly grateful to The Sandhu Charitable Foundation who will be matching donations made in support of Baby Loss Awareness Week this year, pound-for-pound up to £9,000, meaning that your donation will make twice the impact.

1. Wear the ribbon badge

You can buy this from our shop and show your support throughout the week

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2. Light a candle

As part of the Wave of Light on 15thOctober, light a virtual candle in memory of a loved one and donate to our work to support families and save lives.

Light a candle

3. Set up a Facebook fundraiser

Click below to set up a Facebook fundraiser for The Lullaby Trust in minutes and encourage others to support our work.

Facebook fundraiser

4. Host a coffee morning

Bring friends, family and colleagues together for a cuppa and a chat to raise vital funds and remember loved ones. Register your event to receive support and fundraising materials.

Register your event
Candles at the carol concert 2016

York Minster Baby Loss Awareness Service 2021

In conjunction with this year’s Baby Loss Awareness Week, you are invited to join us to remember the lives of babies and young children who have died suddenly and unexpectedly.

Date: Monday 11 October

Location: York Minster, Deangate, York, YO1 7HH

Time: 5.30pm – please be seated by 5.15pm

This is not a ticketed event and everyone is welcome. Please complete the booking form to register to attend.


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Bereavement support:
0808 802 6868
Information & advice:
0808 802 6869