Havering commemorates baby loss

Baby Loss event
Published: Thursday, 13 October 2022

Havering Council has marked Baby Loss Awareness Week 2022 with a special ceremony of remembrance.

On Thursday 13 October 2022, The Deputy Mayor of Havering, Cllr Stephanie Nunn joined parents and families for the ceremony at the Town Hall, Romford, commemorating much-missed babies in Havering.

At the ceremony, resident Kelly Ferguson provided a personal account of baby loss.

A minute’s silence was also observed following a dedicated prayer from The Reverend Father Hingley of St Albans Vicarage.

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

This year is the 20th year of Baby Loss Awareness Week (9 - 15 October) nationally - 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.

Deputy 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.”