Remembering our babies online memorial event announced

Families who have a lost a baby or child too soon will be able to honour their memory as part of an online memorial event.

Central England Co-op Funeralcare will be hosting the ceremony from Bretby Crematorium from 7pm on Friday, 15 October to mark Baby Loss Awareness Week.

Everyone is welcome to join in by going online to www.centralengland.coop/mybaby

The service will include readings, music selections, candle lighting to mirror the national Wave of Light for Baby Loss Awareness Week and a special tribute film featuring names of little ones that have been shared with us by their parents.

The purpose of the event is to break the silence surrounding baby loss and help create awareness of miscarriage and losing very young lives too soon.

For those who have lost a loved one at any time, partners Griefchat can provide free bereavement advice from a specially trained grievance counsellor. Simply click on the chat box at the bottom of the Central England Co-op Funeralcare website.

 

Notes to editors

About Central England Co-operative

Central England Co-operative is one of the largest independent retail co-operative societies in the UK with interests in food, funeral, floral and property investment.

 

Owned by hundreds of thousands of members, its over 7,800 colleagues serve customers across 400 plus trading sites in 16 counties in the East and West Midlands, Yorkshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire.

 

Its purpose is to inspire communities to create a sustainable Society for all.

 

It actively campaigns for the Government to increase sentencing for violent attacks on retail workers and works with FareShare Midlands and hundreds of food banks, generating enough food donations to create over 2.1 million meals for people in need.

 

The Society embraces inclusivity and equality and is a signed-up member to the Business in the Community (BITC) Race at Work Charter, while it is also fully committed to addressing the impact of climate change and is on track to be Carbon Neutral by 2030. 

 

It invests a percentage of its trading profit into local communities through its Community Dividend Fund scheme which has seen over £175,000 shared out between 116 good causes over the past 12 months.

 

Central England Co-op was named Leading Co-op of the Year by Co-operatives UK in 2021.

 

Press office contacts: Rob Smyth and James Brindle

 

Phone - 01543 421390

 

Email - publicrelations@centralengland.coop