Council marks Baby Loss Awareness Week
For the third year running Barking and Dagenham is set to mark Baby Loss Awareness Week which runs from 9 – 15 October.
Baby Loss Awareness Week aims to raise awareness of issues affecting those who have experienced baby loss in the UK. Throughout the week bereaved parents, their families and friends, unite across the UK to commemorate the lives of babies who died during pregnancy, soon after birth, or in infancy.
Barking and Dagenham Council is kicking off Baby Loss Awareness Week with a special flag-raising ceremony and candlelit vigil at Barking Town Hall.
"Everyone will know someone who has been affected by the tragic loss of a young life"
The council is inviting residents to mark the week by attending the flag-raising event or joining in a ‘Wave of Light’ candlelit ceremony.
Councillor Lynda Rice, Cabinet Member for Equalities and Diversity, said: “Everyone will know someone who has been affected by the tragic loss of a young life, and I hope as many residents as possible can join us to take a moment to remember them.
“We are one borough, one community, and even in the most testing of times we are determined to send a message to people that you are never alone.”
The flag-raising will take place on Tuesday 9 October at 12pm and the ‘Wave of Light’ ceremony will take place on Monday 15 October at 6.30pm, both at the Town Hall.