A CHRISTMAS remembrance service is being held to celebrate the lives of stillborn babies.
The Lily Mae Foundation Little Shining Lights Christmas Service takes place on Sunday, December 7 at St Mary’s Church in Temple Balsall from 2pm until 3pm.
Foundation founders Ryan and Amy Jackson – who lost their daughter Lily-Mae at birth – are inviting parents, children, family and friends who have been affected by the loss of a baby at any stage of pregnancy or infancy to join them at the event – now in its second year – and then afterwards at the Church Hall for refreshments.
The Lily Mae Foundation was set up in July 2010, just months after baby Lily Mae was stillborn on February 7 that year.
It has seen Ryan and Amy, with the help of many friends and supporters, raise tens of thousands of pounds for the national charity SANDS and associated causes and is now an official charity in its own right.
“We will honour all those babies born too poorly, too soon or sleeping at the service through carols, readings, candle lighting and dedications,” said Ryan and Amy.
“The Lily Mae Foundation welcomes parents, their children, family and friends who have been affected by the loss of a baby at any stage of pregnancy or infancy to join in.”
If you would like to attend the service and wish for your baby to be honoured personally, please contact Juliette Gaunt at [email protected], with your baby’s name and date of birth.
If you would like further information, please contact Juliette or visit the website www.lilymaefoundation.org
For more information email: [email protected] or visit: www.lilymaefoundation.org
Parking for St Mary’s Church can be found at Fen End Road West, Temple Balsall, B93 0AN.