Parents, families and loved ones gathered for a 'Wave of Light' in Saffron Walden to mark the end of Baby Loss Awareness Week.

Around 40 people attended the event on Sunday, October 15, and lit candles as part of the Wave of Light movement - which took place around the world at 7pm local time.

They also tied ribbons around the bandstand in Jubilee Gardens to create a display of remembrance.

The event raised £185 for Petals, which provides counselling for people who have experienced baby loss.

Saffron Walden Reporter: Candles and ribbons in memory of babies lost too soonCandles and ribbons in memory of babies lost too soon (Image: Clare Edwards)

Clare Edwards, who lives in Saffron Walden, organised the event in memory of her niece Eloise, who was stillborn in July.

She said: "I was so moved by the number of people who attended to collectively remember their babies.

"There were conversations, hugs, tears, and the sight of all the candles and ribbons was very special.

"Thank you to Saffron Walden Town Council for allowing us to use Jubilee Gardens.

"Following feedback from those who attended, we hope to make it an annual event."

A Petals spokesperson said: "We send our thanks for raising awareness in the local community and raising much-needed funds for Petals.

"What a beautiful and meaningful way to remember Eloise."