Taking place 9-15 October every year, Baby Loss Awareness Week aims to raise awareness about pregnancy and baby loss in the UK.

Throughout the week, bereaved parents, and their families and friends, to unite with others across the world to commemorate the lives of babies who died during pregnancy, at or soon after birth and in infancy.

Led by Sands, the Baby Loss Awareness Alliance is a collaboration of more than 90 charities working together to break the taboo and to drive tangible improvements in policy, bereavement care and support for anyone affected by the death of a baby.

The event culminates with simultaneous lighting of candles – a global Wave of Light – at 7pm on October 15.

People taking part are asked to light a candle and leave it burning for at least one hour to remember all babies who have died too soon and post a photo of their candle to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #WaveOfLight.

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