The Compassionate Friends Annual Candle Lighting night was held last Sunday as part of the 24-hour Worldwide Wave of Light to remember and acknowledge children who have died.
Approximately 80 people gathered in Lions Park to share a special evening together with the lighting of candles, listening to readings and music and sharing memories of their children. The Christmas tree adorned with photos of the children held pride of place.
The theme this year was ‘Stars’ based on the idea that ‘our children are like stars in the daytime… they are still there but we can’t see them at the moment’.
Families from Blayney, Orange, Sydney, Canowindra and Forbes joined the local families. Christmas is a very difficult time for bereaved families and gathering together to share their love, to support each other, and embrace their children helps to ease the sadness.