Ceremony of Remembrance



We hold a Memorial Service to remember our babies in October every year as part of Babyloss Awareness Week. The service is arranged jointly between North Herts Sands and East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust.



Annual Memorial Service 2023



Sunday 15th October


Hitchin Town Hall

Brand Street Hitchin SG5 1HX



As part of Babyloss Awareness Week 2023 we will be holding a memorial service, in conjunction with East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust. The service will feature readings and music from bereaved parents and staff from the Lister Hospital. 


As part of the service, the chaplains at the Lister Hospital will be reading out the names of babies we have lost, known or cared for. If you would like your baby's name read out please email the details to lynsey.moorley@sandsvolunteer.org.uk


If you are concerned about the pronounciation of your precious baby's name please mention this in your email and Lynsey will be in touch with you.


The service is non-religious and people of any or no religion are very welcome. Chaplains from the Lister Hospital will be attending should you wish to talk or pray with them after the service.


All ages are welcome but if you are bringing a baby or young child please be prepared to take them to the cafe area adjoining the hall if they become noisy or restless during the service.


If you have any questions please contact Cathy Beach by emailing catherine.beach@sandsvolunteer.org.uk



Virtual Ceremonies of Remembrance


In 2020 and 2021 we held our Memorial Services online as we were not able to hold the services in person due to the COVID pandemic. If you wish to view the them they are available on you tube.



Here are the links:


2020:  Baby Memorial Service 2020 - YouTube


2021:   Virtual Baby Memorial Ceremony - YouTube



Lights of Love Services in December

UK Sands also hold Lights of Love services around the country in December each year, including in London. Please see their webpage for more information.