Lights of Love service to be held in Flitwick for bereaved parents

Lights of Love candle
Lights of Love candle

A remembrance service is being held in Flitwick for bereaved parents and families who have lost babies.

Sands - the stillbirth and neonatal death charity - is organising a series of remembrance services across the UK for people to remember their babies.

Lights of Love is a non-denominational, family friendly evening of traditional carols, inspirational readings and beautiful musical performances.

The Bedfordshire service will take place at St Peter and St Paul’s Church, Church Road, Flitwick, on Sunday, December 2 at 4pm and has been organised by dedicated volunteers.

Clea Harmer, chief executive of Sands, said: “During the festive season there is often an emphasis on children and families sharing happy times together, so the feelings of grief can seem overwhelming.

“The welcoming atmosphere of St Peter and St Paul’s Church provides the perfect setting for a candlelit service, and an opportunity for bereaved parents and families to reflect and remember their babies. Sadly 15 babies die before, during or shortly after birth every day in the UK, shattering the lives of expectant parents, their families and friends, and the people who cared for them.”

The Lights of Love service is free to attend and no advance booking is required. It is open to all religious beliefs and is a family event where children are welcomed.

For further information email Fiona Wustrau at: bedfordshiresands@yahoo.co.uk Visit: www.sands.org.uk/lightsoflove