A special service is to be held in Huddersfield this festive season for families who have lost their little ones.
The evening has been organised by the stillbirth and neonatal death charity Sands.
The death of a baby is difficult to bear at any time of year but religious festivals can be especially hard for many people.
That’s why each December the charity holds Lights of Love services in churches across the country.
This is so that families can remember their babies in a non-denominational service.
During the service parents and families can light a tea light in memory of their baby.
They can also write a message to hang on a Christmas tree.
The service takes place at St Thomas’s Church in Manchester Road on Friday, December 5.
It is the third event of its kind to be organised by the local group, which meets at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary.
The Lindley branch of the charity was started by Gareth and Rachael Brann.
The couple wanted to start a support group after losing their son Mason at 22 weeks.
Rachael said the services are really special.
She added: “Anyone affected by baby loss can attend and light a candle and hang a message on a Christmas tree.
“And anyone can go - whether it’s been a recent loss or years ago - and we are encouraging families to come along too.
“It’s just a just a really nice service and non-religious.
“It really helps leading up to Christmas as it’s a really hard time for many.”
The service will also feature parent speakers and participants playing instruments and singing.
The service starts at 7.30pm and people attending with their vehicles can use the Wickes car park directly opposite the church.