Another first for us, after our eventful November, was our candlelit carol service held at the Mayfair Hotel in Jersey. Offering an opportunity to pause before the Christmas rush and honour and celebrate the short lives of our babies, it was a beautiful evening. Led by the Reverend Bill Matthews, there was a time for readings, reflection, song, candle lighting and remembrance. Messages could be written and tied to our Christmas Tree, the names of little loved ones were read out - a rare opportunity to actually hear their name, and candles were lit in their memory. A beautiful evening. We will be holding another service next December, but this time on a Wednesday evening to allow more people to attend. Heartfelt thanks to everyone who helped make this happen.
A big thank you to the ladies - East and West!- who gave up their time to come and make candle jars for our candle lit service in December - they look wonderful!
The Annual Wave of Light.
Once again the Baby Loss Awareness week culminated in the Global Wave of light on15th October, whereby everyone lights a candle at 7pm and as each time zone reaches 7pm this creates a beautiful wave of light around the world, in memory of our babies who lit up our lives for such a short time.
Firstly, we look forward to the Christmas Party held every year for Nicky’s swimming pupils - and what else could it be this year but ‘Frozen’ themed, complete with Pasha the guide dog acting as an honorary reindeer whilst Father Christmas visits. So whilst you have all been enjoying the summer sun, my friend Nicky and I have been planning snowy decorations and a Christmas Fayre table, full of Frozen stocking fillers and Christmassy crafted items which we hope will encourage plenty of festive donations.
March - an Inspirational month!
A big thank you to Cannacord Genuity Wealth Management of Guernsey for donating £100 and to Lucy Brehaut who nominated us for Cannacord's charity of the month.