60 take part in Christmas baby and child service

16th December 2016

60 take part in Christmas baby and child service

More than 60 people took part in a baby and child remembrance service at Ormskirk hospital.

Salvation Army band members provided music for the informal service which was led by the Rev Martin Abrams, the chaplain of Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust.

“The run up to Christmas can be a very exciting and special time but it can also heighten a sense of loss, grief and isolation” said Martin.

“We first held this event last year. It is a much appreciated and moving event for those who take part. Many had suffered a child or baby loss at some time the past.”

Attendees also wrote the names of loved ones on baubles to hang from the Christmas tree in the garden where the service was held.

Trees of Remembrance are also available in the prayer and quiet rooms at both Southport and Ormskirk hospitals during December.

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