Féileacáin the Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Association of Ireland are calling on buildings across Ireland to join the global wave of light on Thursday 15th October 2020.
October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month and each year on October 15th there is a global wave of Light where across the World at 7pm candles, monuments, landmarks and buildings are lit in the campaign’s colours, pink and blue in memory of our babies. We hope turning buildings and landmarks pink and blue will spark conversations about baby loss and support people affected by miscarriage, stillbirth and neonatal death.
In 2018 Liberty Hall was the first and only Irish Building to be lit up blue and pink for Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance and we were absolutely honoured and delighted to have 83 buildings including Hospitals, Castles, Hotels and Civic Buildings lighting up across the Country last year as a result of our campaign. Every County had at least one building lighting up and it brought so much comfort to bereaved parents and their families.
Like most people around the World bereaved parents have been badly affected by Covid-19 with our Support meetings and Remembrance Services having to be cancelled. So this year we feel there will be extra significance on buildings lighting up as we hope to reassure parents that their babies are still being remembered.
Due to restrictions our campaign will have more of an online aspect this year. Individuals can show support by sharing photos of buildings lighting up near them or by simply lighting a candle at 7pm on 15th October and sharing their photo on social media using the hashtag #Feileacainwaveoflight.
For more information please contact Nina Doyle on 087-7793076.