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Ceremony of remembrance held in Romford to mark Baby Loss Awareness Week

The ceremony was held at Havering Town Hall on Monday (credit: Havering Council)

A ceremony of remembrance has been held in Romford to mark Baby Loss Awareness Week.

2023 marks the 21st year of the national campaign which runs from Monday, 9 October to Sunday, 15 October. It provides an opportunity to raise awareness of the impact of baby loss, whilst recognising the important role of bereavement support for parents and families.

On Monday, 9 October, The Mayor of Havering, Cllr Stephanie Nunn, joined parents and families for the ceremony at Havering Town Hall in Romford to commemorate much-missed babies.

At the ceremony, organised by Havering Council, a minute’s silence was also observed following a dedicated prayer from The Mayor’s Chaplain, Revd Amanda Keighley.

A one minute silence was observed as part of the ceremony (credit: Havering Council)

Attendees were invited to light LED candles and place personalised written messages on tree branches outside Havering Town Hall, which will be lit up pink and blue to mark Baby Loss Awareness Week.

The Mayor of Havering, Councillor Stephanie Nunn, said: “It was a very emotional evening as we remembered much-loved and much-missed babies.

“The Ceremony of Remembrance created a space where everyone could come together, feel welcome, and reflect on baby loss, whatever their experiences may be.

“Thanks to everyone who attended. We hope that together we can make a difference and help other bereaved parents and families across the borough.”

More information on Baby Loss Awareness Week and support services, can be found here.

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