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Bereaved parents given the chance to remember at special Worcester memorial event

A special service is being held in Worcester on Saturday 12 October for families who have been affected by the loss of a baby.

The service, titled ‘Not Out Of Mind’, provides space for those who have experienced the tragic and painful loss of a baby at any stage, whether early in the pregnancy or later, and takes place at St. Peter’s Baptist Church, Eden Close on Saturday 12 October at 2pm.

Bereaved families are invited to take the opportunity to come together and remember their loss alongside others who have shared a similar situation. The event will run from 2pm - 2:30pm but the Church will remain open to all until 4pm.

Organisers Trudy Berlet, Bereavement Support Midwife and Rev David Southall, Chaplain at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust have arranged the service to remind families that they are not alone. Grieving families will be invited to light a candle in memory of their baby.

Hospital Chaplain, Rev. David Southall, said: “This event is for people of all faiths and none and is not a religious service. There will be music, poems, opportunity to light a candle, place a pebble in water, or write your baby’s name on a memory tree.

“This is an annual event run by Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust and it is always very moving. I think it gives parents who have lost little ones the chance and space to remember in safe environment. It has become an important occasion for people who have had losses recently or many years ago.”

Trudy Berlet, who leads the team of Bereavement Midwives at the Worcestershire Trust said: “We are passionate about ensuring all bereaved parents get the best possible care, wherever they live, when they need it. This event is part of our ongoing commitment to them and year by year people tell us how much it means to them.”

The event takes place in Baby Loss Awareness Week which runs from the 9th - 15th October.