Baby Loss Awareness week will be marked on Island from this Friday.
This year will highlight the isolation many people experience after pregnancy and the sad loss of a much-wanted baby.
As part of raising local awareness many companies will be illuminating their buildings pink and blue as a mark of respect and solidarity - including 3FM.
There will be information displays at Noble’s Hospital and in the Strand Shopping Centre - a joint initiative between the Department of Health and Social Care’s midwifery team, the Forget Me Not Bereavement team, Tabitha’s Trust, Arlo’s Adventure, Sleeping Angel Wood and Little Piece of Hope.
A tree of remembrance will also be unveiled at the bereavement room of the Jane Crookall Maternity Unit at Noble’s Hospital at 2pm on Thursday, October 15 with names added later of the babies that were ‘born asleep’.
A Wave of Light ceremony will be held at 7pm on Thursday, October 15 on Douglas Promenade organised by local charity Little Piece of Hope.
There will also be a service of remembrance on Monday, December 28 at St Thomas’ Church.