MORE than 60 people took part in a 'Baby
and Child Remembrance Service' at Ormskirk Hospital.
Salvation Army band members provided music for the informal service which was
led by the Rev Martin Abrams, the chaplain of Southport and Ormskirk Hospital
"The run up to Christmas can be a very exciting and special time but it
can also heighten a sense of loss, grief and isolation. We 1st held this event
last year. It is a much appreciated and moving event for those who take part.
Many had suffered a child or baby loss at some time the past." said Martin.
Attendees also wrote the names of loved ones on baubles to hang from the
Christmas tree in the garden where the service was held. 'Trees of Remembrance'
are also available in the prayer and quiet rooms at both
Southport and Ormskirk Hospitals during December 2016.