The Wave of Light is an annual event during Baby Loss Awareness Week where we
come together to remember our special babies. Our event will be on Sunday 10
October 2021 from 3-4pm.
This year it will be held indoors at St Mary’s Church, Tufton St, Churchyard, Ashford TN23 1QG. The venue is used regularly for concerts and is set up for events such as this, with toilets, seats and heating. The nearest car park is Vicarage Lane (TN23 1QD), just two minutes away.
Everyone is welcome including children, family and friends. We are limited to a maximum of 250 people, so we are asking you to book your spaces in advance, to allow us to manage numbers. Please book by following the link below.
From 2.30pm everyone will have the chance to design a special heart to put on our memory tree. We will provide the hearts and pens etc. We are not allowed any lit candles in the venue but we will give everyone a LED tealight to hold during the event and take home afterwards. This will be a non-religious event which will include readings and music with an opportunity for all the children to come to the front to sing ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star’ together. During the event, we will be remembering the names of each of the 330 special babies remembered in our Garden, and there will also be a time for reflection.
The event will finish around 4pm and you are welcome to visit the Ashford Baby Memorial Garden before or afterwards – it is just five minutes’ walk from St Mary’s. Other Waves of Light, including some virtual ones, will be taking place across the country, and there may be others in Kent. Details should be available on the main BLAW website
Baby Loss Awareness Week takes place each year between 9 and 15 October. The week also helps raise awareness of baby loss and the fact that around 14 babies are stillborn each day in the UK and around one in five pregnancies ends in a miscarriage.
You are also welcome to join a Wave of Light at home, by lighting a candle for one hour on 15 October.
Lights of Love Service
On Sunday 4 December we will be holding our first ever ‘Lights of Love’ service at Ashford Baptist Church, St John’s Lane, Ashford TN23 1PS. Details will be available on our website and Facebook page nearer the time, but this will be a special baby remembrance event with a Christmas theme. Again, everyone is welcome and we will update with more information closer to the time.