have always supported Babyloss since we lost Alfie. It seems to be
one of those times where you don't even know that this brilliant
charity exists until you go through the trauma of losing a child or
someone close to you does.
They do such brilliant work that they deserve
to be recognised and supported wherever possible. They do not get
enough credit for the work that they do.
They work hard all year trying to ensure that
people out there who need support to get through the loss of their
child get all the support they need. This all culminates once a
year in October when we have National Babyloss Awareness Week and
Babyloss Day is October 15th every year. In support of this event,
many people buy and sell Pink and Blue Babyloss Ribbon Pins, hold
events to raise money, join in with the global wave of light where
candles are lit for all of our lost children at 7pm on the 15th
October amongst many other things. This is a great comfort to many
The aim is to raise money for charities,
bereavement groups, research into the causes of baby loss and also
to raise awareness into something that happens every day. Sadly,
this happens all the time, people lose their longed for children and
a lot of the time, no one knows why or how to prevent it happening.
As well as awareness into the different ways that our babies are
lost, awareness is sought for others, the people that we know, that
we love, that we see every day.
It is a sad fact that unless it happens to you
or someone close to you, the chances are that, when faced with
someone who has lost their child, you will feel uneasy and not know
how to handle the situation. This is all too common. For someone
to lose a child is not, it is just that people on the outside of the
situation are not taught how to deal with death and also feel as if
they don't know what to say or do. They do not want to upset the
bereaved but don't want to appear flippant. Awareness comes in all
forms, people need to be educated about such things and we can all
help each other.
good people at Babyloss can explain what they do better than I ever
could. Please visit their website to read all about everything they
do, their aims, the campaign, the annual events, even the press
packs for advertising can be found there along with a forum for
anyone who may want to talk about their own situations.
Click the logo to visit them.