Residents are being encouraged to leave messages of support and wave a light in recognition of mothers grieving a loss of a baby.

For the third time, a tree in Shenley Road in Borehamwood has been decorated in blue and pink ribbons to mark Baby Loss Awareness Week.

Tina Nandha said: "This is the third year that the event has run and for as long as I live in Borehamwood, I shall continue to organise the event.

"I will do it because it breaks the silence around baby loss and because it brings a community together and it gets the attention it deserves to help improve after care for families of loss and fund research into preventing baby loss.

"I am not a professional in any shape or form. I am simply a 1 in 4 statistic that felt ever so lonely when I miscarried our baby.

"Once I came out of my dark stage and into acceptance two years after the loss, I vowed to make sure that I will do all I can to make more people aware of it and gone are the days of 'keeping it hush' or 'brushed under the carpet'."

The tree is situated on the corner of Shenley Road and Furzehill Road in the town centre.

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Passers-by are encouraged to write a message for an angel on a ribbon card to hang up on the tree which can be done by emailing

Baby Loss Awareness Week will culminate in Borehamwood with a Wave of Light at the tree between 7pm and 8pm on Friday October 15. All are welcome.