During Baby Loss Awareness Week, on Thursday 13 October at The Walls Club in Barnwood, Gloucester,
Footsteps Counselling & Care held its second Baby Remembrance Ceremony.
The short, non-religious ceremony was held in a larger venue and led by a professional celebrant Claire Fraser, and organised by the Footsteps team of staff and volunteers. The darkened room was filled with beautiful LED lights and candles, with the focal point of our Tree of Stars and central candle.
Attendees were welcome to attend, remember and reflect, with support available from our counsellors and volunteers during and afterwards when we served refreshments including homemade cakes baked by our team.
During the ceremony, people were invited to remember a baby by adding a star to our Tree of Stars which we also placed in our charity shop window for the Wave of Light on the final day of Baby Loss Awareness Week on Saturday 15 October. Sarah our celebrant read out each of the names during the ceremony, providing a shared space to remember for everyone watching both in the room and online.
You can watch the full video of the 2022 ceremony below:
“A beautiful remembrance service” – Attendee
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