A remembrance service for parents whose babies were stillborn or who died soon after birth is being held at the Leicester Royal Infirmary.
Members of Leicester’s Hospitals’ chaplaincy team will hold the non-denominational service in the chapel at the hospital on Saturday at 11am.
The service will include prayers, readings, poems and music. During the service parents will have the opportunity to light a candle in memory of their baby and can request the name of their child to be read out.
Sian Ferris, specialist midwife, said: “The death of a baby, for whatever reason, is an incredibly hard experience to go through.
“We feel this is an opportunity for families of all faiths and those who have no religious affiliation to meet together to remember the babies who have died.”