Global Wave of Light

Next Event Will Take Place on Tuesday October 15th at 18:30 GMT (Lighting Ceremony at 19:00 GMT)

Baby Loss Awareness Week finishes each year on 15th October with the global ‘Wave of Light’. 15th October is also International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day and is recognised all over the world. We would like to invite you to join with us and other families across the globe and take part in the ‘Wave of Light’. Starting from 18:30 on 15th October, West Herts and Bucks SANDS will set up some marquee’s, banners as well as provide light refreshments in Gadebridge Park (Hemel Hempstead) where we will each light a candle or lantern and walk from the gazebo to the baby memorial garden where there will be selected readings, poems and time for personal reflection. There will also be an opportunity to meet other individuals each touched by this special event in different ways. All are welcome to join us including children, friends and families.

If you are unable to make it to Gadebridge Park on 15th October, wherever you are, you can still safely light a candle or lantern at 19:00 and join the global ‘Wave of Light’ in memory of all the babies who lit up our lives for such a short time.

This year we’re also inviting you to join a digital Wave of Light. To join the digital wave simply take a photograph of your candle or lantern and post to our Facebook page as well as your own Instagram and Twitter account(s) at 19:00 on 15th October using the hash tag #WaveOfLight.

Annual General Meeting


We held our last AGM in May 2018. The next AGM is currently scheduled for Q4 2018 / Q1 2019. Details will be announced once a date has been finalised.

Should you wish to attend the AGM or join the committee in one of our vacant positions please email us.

Lights of Love

Last event took place on 8th December 2017

Every year Sands organises a Lights of Love service at venues around the UK.  Our nearest event is usually held at St Pauls Church, Knightsbridge, London, SW1X  8SH.

Details of the dates and hosting venues will be announced nearer the time.