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.
Ways to show your support
There are many ways you can show your support during Baby Loss Awareness Week, including fundraising for The Lullaby Trust so we can continue our vital work supporting bereaved families. Here are a few suggestions:
- Sell Baby Loss Awareness pin badges and candles
You can show support during the week by purchasing our special Baby Loss Awareness pin badges and candles or by requesting them on a sale and return basis. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0207 802 3210 for more information.
- Wave of Light
The Wave of Light is an opportunity to join with bereaved parents, families and friends around the globe to commemorate all babies who sadly died too soon. It takes place at 7pm on 15 October. To join the Wave of Light, simply light a candle at 7pm local time on 15 October and leave it burning for one hour. You can share your activity during Baby Loss Awareness Week on our Facebook page and on Twitter using #BLAW. Digital candles are also available from Much Loved, giving families the chance to light a candle online in memory of your baby. Visit Much Loved for more information on how you can light your own digital candle.
- Hold a remembrance coffee morning
Holding a coffee morning can be a way of bringing together family and friends to remember a special little one. There are still around 4 babies a week dying from SIDS in the UK and the money you raise at your coffee morning will help us support those affected and aim to reduce the number of babies’ lives lost.
If you are interested in holding a Baby Loss Awareness Week fundraising event, please fill out the form below to request your FREE fundraising pack.
Our bereavement support services
If you want to talk to The Lullaby Trust, our free bereavement support helpline is open 10am-5pm Monday to Friday and 6pm-10pm during the weekend on 0808 802 6868.