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Cornwall families remember their lost babies

Cornwall families remember their lost babies

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 7:01am 13th October 2019. (Updated at 10:45pm 13th October 2019)

Families across Cornwall are coming together to remember their lost babies.

The Royal Cornwall Hospital's annual Baby Remembrance Service is taking place this weekend. 

It will be held on Sunday (13th October) at 2pm at Truro Catholic Church on St Austell Street. 

It is being organised by the Hospital Chaplains and the Bereavement Specialist Team during Baby Loss Awareness week which is taking place until the 15th October. 

The service, which will last around 50 minutes, is a chance for parents, families and friends to gather and remember the babies who are no longer with us.

"This is open to anyone who has experienced the loss of a little one to come along to a service which is really quite uplifting and incredibly comforting.

"It's not morbid it's a real sense of coming together of like minded families who have experienced loss

"There's an opportunity to receive support form some local charities, there's the baby remembrance book that can be looked at, there's an act of remembrance where we bring a heart and light a candle and the hospital choir would be singing this year as well which i'm sure everyone will really enjoy. "

Sarah Chaplin, hospital chaplain

The uplifting programme includes poems, readings and musical items which will bring hope and comfort, including the Royal Cornwall Hospital Choir who will sing.

The service is suitable for children, and they are really welcome and will be included in the service.

Candles will be lit during the service and an act of remembrance takes place around the Memory Tree. 

Refreshments will be served.

Find out more about Baby Loss Awareness Week.

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