As Baby Loss Awareness Week (BLAW) approaches, communities across Northern Ireland are coming together to provide support and solace to those who have experienced the loss of a child. This annual event, taking place from the 9th to the 15th of October, offers a safe and empathetic space for individuals to share their experiences and know they are not alone during their journey of healing.
Local charity, the Little Forget Me Nots Trust, has taken the initiative to organise a series of heartfelt events throughout the week. One of their most remarkable endeavours is the Candle Making Sessions, which will be held in every county in Northern Ireland. Attendees are invited to craft their own candles, a symbol of hope and remembrance, in preparation for the poignant "Wave of Light" ceremony on the 15th of October. This initiative not only allows individuals to channel their emotions into a tangible memorial but also encourages a sense of unity and solidarity among those who have endured the profound loss of a child.
Baby Loss Awareness Week culminates in the globally recognised "Wave of Light" event on October 15th. This worldwide ceremony, marked by the lighting of candles at 7 PM local time, serves as a powerful testament to the shared grief and love experienced by countless families. It is an opportunity to remember and honour the precious lives that were taken too soon.
The Little Forget Me Nots Trust extends a heartfelt invitation to all to participate in the "Wave of Light" Candle-lit vigil. The vigil will take place on Sunday, October 15th, starting at 6:15 PM at South Lakes Leisure Centre, a location chosen for its peaceful and reflective atmosphere. Whether individuals can attend in person or not, they have the opportunity to commemorate and remember their little ones by having their names included on the projected Wall of Remembrance during the vigil. To do so, please visit the [Wave of Light Name Submission](https://littleforgetmenotstrust.com/products/wave-of-light) page. Your presence or remembrance will be a beautiful and significant part of the collective tribute, offering comfort and unity during Baby Loss Awareness Week.
The Little Forget Me Nots Trust is dedicated to providing support, understanding, and healing to those affected by pregnancy and baby loss. Their commitment to fostering a sense of community and empathy during Baby Loss Awareness Week is a testament to their unwavering support for grieving families. This year, as we join together during BLAW, let us remember that even in the darkest of times, the light of compassion and togetherness can guide us toward healing and hope.