A MEMORIAL service is being held for bereaved families who have been affected by the loss of a baby or child.

Hospital chaplains at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust are holding the annual service on Sunday, May 4 at 3pm in the chapel at the University Hospital of North Tees.

Hospital chaplain Dave Russon said: “The loss of a baby or child has a devastating effect on parents and families lives and on their hopes for the future, so it is an important part of their grieving and healing process to be able to acknowledge that their baby or child was a significant part of their life and will never be forgotten.”

For more information contact hospital chaplain Dave Russon on 01642-624714 or bereavement officer Janet Tiplady on 01642-383286.