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Memorial Event

Memorial Event

Memorial Event

On Sunday 18th December the first annual Maternity Department Christmas Memorial event was held at Darent Valley Hospital. The event was organised by Sharon Hurst, Midwife and a small team of helpers. It was a time to remember those little ones that had been lost through miscarriages, still birth, infant loss and child loss. The event was very emotional with about 25 families (including children) attending. This emotive event included parent’s lighting candles (LED ones) and the lights being turned off.


Paul Seymour, Maternity Manager said “I was especially touched by the ‘tree stars’ which came with an ‘inner and outer’ section so that parents could put one on the tree of remembrance and take the other half home to put on their own tree or as a keepsake.”


The organisers also provided Christmas cards whereby parents could write something either on the outside or inside and that were then laminated so that they could be left in gardens of remembrance and alike.