The service to remember children who have died will take place online.

Remembering with love

A service to remember children who have passed away will take place next month.

The multi-denominational service will take place digitally this year due to Covid-19 restrictions on 12 March at 7pm. The online platform is to be announced at a later date.

Tyrone Horne, Clinical Nurse Co-Ordinator for children with life limiting conditions, and chair of the project explained: “We were so disappointed to cancel our service last year as we know how important it is for families and also staff that looked after these children. The families’ grief has not stopped because of Covid-19 so it was important that we did something to remember their children.”

Daniel Nuzum, member of the chaplaincy team at CUH, said: “The death of a child is a devastating experience for parents and family members. This multi-denominational Service of Remembrance provides an opportunity for the hospital community to come together online and share with parents and families to remember their child, to offer support in what we hope will be a very gentle and reflective ceremony.

“During the service of readings and music, there will be a section where decorated heart keepsake will be hung on our tree of rememberance, messages will be written on these hearts for each child, families can email in a dedication and we will transcribe on to the heart. We will hope to have a balloon release to remember these children also.”

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