Beginning initially as a national Baby Loss Awareness Day in 2002, Baby Loss Awareness Week has taken place every October in the UK since then. The week is a collaboration between a number of bereavement charities and aims to offer support, solidarity and comfort to everyone whose lives have been touched by the impact of pregnancy and baby loss. As well as being a time to remember and reflect, many of our community also use the week to fundraise to support our work. We also share stories, resources and advice on our social media pages – if you feel able and would like to get involved throughout Baby Loss Awareness Week 2022, make sure you’re following Tommy’s on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
Wave of Light 2023
Every year the week ends with the Wave of Light on 15 October, a moment which commemorates all the much-loved and much-missed babies. For some this is a private moment of reflection, while others share photos or videos of their candles on social media to connect with others taking part.
We're proud that, for the third year, our friends at Plum & Ashby are donating 100% of profits from their beautiful Wave of Light candle to support our work.