Inspiring Baby Loss Support Group
Our Forget Me Not Group provides support to families who have experienced baby loss. We aim to make a lasting impact and help everyone to treasure the memory of their little angels. Everyone is welcome to join us.
The Forget-Me-Not Support Group was founded in 1992, when one of our founders, Karla, sadly lost her baby Grace- Ellen at 23+5 weeks. The support that Karla had so desperately needed, was unfortunately not there. Karla's Bereavement Midwife, Jenny Burton (who is sadly no longer with us) had decided that she wanted to open a room at Basildon Hospital specifically for the parents who had lost their babies at birth, but the hospital didn't have the funding to do so. With that, Karla, her family and friends raised the money for the Forget me Not suite at Basildon Hospital. Soon afterwards the Forget-Me-Not Group began. 30 years later, we also have a beautiful garden for bereaved parents and their angel babies, weekly meetings for talking and support, and an annual, poignant memorial service, where a dove release is held. The charity continues to work tirelessly every day to support families that have all experienced the same loss.
About us - Charity number 1111344
Fortnightly Support Meetings
Our support group meetings are held at Manor Mission Church, Laindon, SS15 6PA fortnightly on a Wednesday from 7pm-9pm. All are welcome for a friendly chat or even to sit in silence and listen to others who have been through the same experience. We serve refreshments and there is plenty of free parking.
Please join us on the following upcoming dates:-
Weds 6th December 2023
Weds 20th December 2023
Weds 3rd January 2024
Weds 17th January 2024
Weds 31st January 2024