Remembering Our Babies – Annual Events
SPRING’s Wave of Light Event
15 October 2020
As Baby Loss Awareness week drew to an end, SPRING took part in the International Wave of Light where people around the world light a candle at 7pm in memory of the baby or babies they have lost, to create a wave of light across the globe.
We wish we could have gathered in Poole Park as normal to light our candles, however, we read our some poems and lit our candle at 7pm to remember the babies who lit up our lives. We also invited bereaved families to send their pictures of their candles to our Facebook page as part of the Digital Globe of Light.
SPRING is sending much love as always to our bereaved parents and families throughout Poole, Bournemouth and the surrounding areas. Thinking of all those affected by baby loss around the world xxx
Following on from our Digital Wave of Light event held on 15 October, please click on this link if you wish to watch our video from that evening https://www.facebook.com/springsupport/videos/735998510320322
Additionally, as things currently stand, the likelihood is that our lovely Christmas Service due to be held at St Mary’s Longfleet Church on the 29th November may also have to take place in a similar “virtual” way, again, more details regarding this will be announced later in the year.
SPRING’s Snowdrop Walk
Saturday 08 February 2020
Around 100 bereaved parents, relatives and friends attended SPRING’s Snowdrop Walk on Saturday 08 February at Upon Country House and Park. Despite the weather being rather inclement on the days and weeks before, on that day, the sun shone for us, making it a really beautiful occasion.
Our guests were invited to join us in the Drawing Room at the impressive country house and as always, were invited to write messages for their special babies as well as listening to poems that were read out by members of SPRING’s Steering Group, before walking down to the Winter Garden to tie the remembrance ribbon around a tree.
Despite the area being rather muddy from the week’s rain, we were able to plant some snowdrops to mark the occasion and enjoy the sunshine as we remembered our precious babies.
After the walk, tea, coffee and cake was served in Upton House creating another opportunity for bereaved families to come together.
Thank you to everyone who came along and made this such a memorable event. It truly was a lovely location to remember our babies and welcome the coming of spring.
SPRING’s Christmas Remembrance Event
A huge thank you to everyone who attended our Christmas Event at St Mary’s Church on Saturday 30 November.
Beautiful readings were read out from bereaved parents and midwives alongside songs and music performed by various guests, which made this event so very special. At the end of the service, children and adults were invited to sing along with some Christmas tunes, followed by tea, coffee and plenty of cake.
The loss of a baby touches so many people and we hope everyone who attended this beautiful remembrance event were able to take what they needed from it when remembering their lost little ones.
2020 service – details to be announced.