About 2000 babies are stillborn in Australia each year.
Next Tuesday, 15 October 2013, they will be honoured at a Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day service at Woronora General Cemetery and Crematoria at 6.30pm.
The service will be held at Karinya, a special resting place for babies and children aged 0 - 12. Stillbirth Foundation Australia founder Emma McLeod will be the keynote speaker.
Each person will receive a white candle to join in the International Wave the Light tribute for babies. At the service doves will be released, representing the freedom of new beginnings, the letting go of sadness and the peace that the children now enjoy.
Woronora have devoted two special memorial gardens Karinya for babies and children aged 0 - 12 years and the Garden of Angles for babies who have not taken their first breath. In addition they have two older gardens named Abelia and Grevillea. Both gardens have been created to honour and acknowledge in a precious and memorable way a life that was too brief yet so meaningful. They have been designed to create a connection and are a place where siblings, families and friends can come to grieve and reflect. It is a place where our children come to play.