This year we are holding our Wave of LIght on SUNDAY 13 OCTOBER from 4-6pm.
Ashford Wave of Light 2019
The Wave of Light is an annual event during Baby Loss Awareness Week where we come together to remember our special babies. Lots of events take place throughout the country but our East Kent event will be on Sunday 13 October 2019 from 4-6pm.
With some 620,000 members in the UK we realised that Scouting would have a significant number of people who had been affected by the death of a baby, either directly or indirectly. Three of our Sands volunteers, who are also Scout volunteers decided to create some quidance for thoe adult leaders on how to support other adults and young people following the death of a baby.
We took the opportunty to have a stand at this important annual event for around 3,000 adult Scout volunteers and to create a special handout with some advice on supporting both adults and young people. The handout was very popular and we handed out over 900 copies.
At our AGM, we celebrated our achievements over the past year and planned another very busy year ahead. Emma Oram is our Chair, Em Nash our Secretary and Chris Twydell our Treasurer. Each of the 'committee' has special lead roles inclding Vicky (Name tiles), Christine (Fundraising), Charmaine and Emm (WHH Lisison), Sarah and Emma D (QEQM Lisison), Sam (Folkestone and Dover). A copy of our annual report is below.
East Kent Sands Annual Report for 2018-19
Our year in summary:
This year we are supporting four staff and two students to attend this important annual event.