CHARITY OF THE YEAR
We are delighted to announce that Tunbridge Wells Sands has been selected as the Charity Of The Year by Sainsburys Local in Crowborough. We have exciting events planned and will be calling for volunteers to help with bag packing, collections etc. It is a wonderful opportunity to promote our work as well as to raise funds!
Our first event is 6th – 8th October. If you can stop by to help us talk about Tunbridge Wells SANDS and the work we do, please do contact us to let us know.
We will no longer have our memorial service at Christ Church, Southborough. We would like to thank everyone at the church for their support with these services.
This year, we are pleased to be holding our Service of Remembrance at Christmas, a time which many bereaved parents find very difficult. The service will be at Christ Church, High Street, Tunbridge Wells on Saturday, December 9th. For more information please visit the event page.
BABY LOSS AWARENESS WEEK
The 9th-15th October is Baby Loss Awareness Week. Throughout the week bereaved parents can commemorate their babies’ all-too-brief lives, knowing that thousands of parents elsewhere in the world will be doing the same. The week also provides a crucial opportunity for people to talk openly about the subject of stillbirth and neonatal death and raise awareness of an issue that needs more attention.
The week ends with Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day on 15th October. On this day, we would like to invite you to take part in the global ‘Wave of Light’ to remember all the babies that died during pregnancy, at, during or after birth. Simply light a candle at 7pm and leave it burning for at least 1 hour. This can be done individually or in a group, at home or in a communal space. Wherever you do this, you will be joining a wave of light uniting the world in honour of those babies who lit up our lives for such a short time.
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