Baby Loss Awareness Week

9 to 15 October

Baby Loss Awareness Week takes place from 9th to 15th October every year, ending with International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Day on October 15th. It provides an opportunity for parents, families and whanau around New Zealand to come together and remember the lives of their babies who have died. We acknowledge the lives and deaths of all babies, no matter what their gestation, length of life or how they died. It is also a chance to highlight the work done by Sands around the country.


2017 Events and Activities...

Sands Bay of Plenty

Memorial Service and Kite Flying

Everyone was warmly welcomed to join in a special service and kite flying to remember the babies we hold in our hearts; no matter what the gestation, length of life, or how they died.

This year's BLAW service will be held during the Sands National Conference which is being held at Trinity Wharf. There will be many people there who are attending conference and Bay of Plenty families are welcome to come to the memorial service, whether they are attending conference or not.

Date: Friday 3rd November 2017
Time: 7pm Start
Venue:  Omanu Beach, Mt Maunganio

For more information please see the conference website.

Sands Alexandra


Our balloon release for Baby Loss Awareness Week is at 2pm on Sunday the 15th October in the pioneer park rose garden in Alexandra