News & Events
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Festive Office Closure Details
22 December 2016
Our office will be closed from 4pm on Friday 23rd December 2016 until Wednesday 4th January 2017.
For anyone needing support during this time, please use the support mobile phone number.
Lights of Love Service - Friday 9th December 2016 at 7.30pm
25 November 2016
The ‘Lights of Love’ service this year is being held in St Mary’s Church, 15 Upper Bridge Street, Stirling, FK8 1ES.
This is a service to remember loved ones with traditional carols, inspiring readings and beautiful music. There will be an opportunity to write a Christmas tree tag and light a candle in memory of your baby. Everyone is welcome to come along – this includes parents, siblings, grandparents, wider family members, friends, health professionals and anyone else affected by the death of a baby or young child. Someone from the Trust will also be attending this service.
Full details of all 13 ‘Lights of Love’ Services in December can be seen in the following link: https://www.uk-sands.org/get-involved/events/lights-of-love
Baby Loss Awareness Week, takes place annually from 9 to 15 October 2016
01 October 2016
Pregnancy and baby loss affects thousands of families each year across the UK. The death of a baby is a tragedy that can happen to anyone, at any time. It can be devastating, not only for parents, but also their families and their friends and can have long-term lasting effects. The week is an opportunity for them to acknowledge and remember their precious babies and for people to talk openly about the subject of and raise awareness of pregnancy, baby and infant loss.
Twenty-four charities have joined together to mark the week, which culminates with the international Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day on Saturday 15 October. Across the world, people are invited to take part in the global ‘Wave of Light’ (#waveoflight) at 7pm local time to remember all the babies that have died during pregnancy, at, during or after birth by lighting a candle and leaving it burning for an hour. Images of the burning candles are shared on social media using the hashtag #waveoflight.
Among other activities, throughout the week bereaved parents and their families will be sharing examples of something that someone said or did that helped them after their loss. It is hoped that this will inspire others and bring the issue out into the open. People are invited to wear a Baby Loss pin, available from our shop here….
Upcoming Events 2016
12 July 2016
Please feel free to print off the attached ‘Upcoming Events’ poster and pin on your noticeboards.
If you are interested in taking part in any of these events, or any other events for the Trust, then please call us on 0141 357 3946 or email email@example.com
Festive Office Closure Details
23 December 2015
Take part in the Ben Nevis Charity Challenge - Sat 18th June 2016
26 October 2015
The Ben Nevis Charity Challenge is an exciting team challenge set in the stunning Scottish Highlands. Teams of four are challenged to climb Ben Nevis, cycle 25 miles and canoe Loch Lochy.
Baby Loss Awareness Week - 9th to 15th October 2015
01 October 2015
Each year the 9th-15th October is Baby Loss Awareness Week and throughout the week bereaved parents, family members and friends can commemorate the all-too-brief lives of their babies, knowing that thousands of other families elsewhere in the world will be doing the same. The week also provides a crucial opportunity for people to talk openly about the subject of and raise awareness of baby loss.
FAMILY DAY – SUNDAY 29TH MARCH 2015
09 March 2015
We are delighted to invite you and your family to our ‘Family Day’ event on Sunday 29th March 2015.
We chose this date as it is 30 years on this day that the first legal document was drawn up – leading to the charity being in existence. We thought it ideal to bring families together on this milestone.
Festive Opening Times .....
22 December 2014
The Trust offices will be closed from lunchtime on Wednesday 24th December 2014 until 9.00am on Monday 5th January 2015. We would like to wish everyone a peaceful Christmas and our best wishes for 2015.
Support services will be available and this number along with the office number will be checked on the 29th, 30th and 31st of December. You can also get in touch through our facebook page.
Professional Summit: Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy
20 November 2014
Wednesday 10th December 2014
Hilton Grosvenor, Grosvenor Street, Haymarket, Edinburgh, EH12 5EF
The Summit is aimed primarily at any professional who may respond to a SUDI or anyone supporting a family, including those who are responsible for developing local policies and delivering education.