A Forth Valley stillbirth and neonatal death charity will be holding a Christmas memorial service for families who have lost a baby.

The Lights of Love event is organised by Forth Valley Sands and gives families the chance to come together and acknowledge the lives of their babies at this difficult time of year.

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The service will have traditional carols, readings, and music. People will also have the opportunity to light a candle in memory of their child.

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Parents are invited to bring along a gift or toy for the age their child would be this Christmas. The gift should be wrapped up, labelled with an age and boy or girl and left under the Christmas tree. All the gifts will then be donated to a local charity.

This part of the service is optional for those who wish to donate a gift.

The event will take place in St Mary's Church, Upper Bridge Street, Stirling, FK8 1ES on Friday, December 8 at 7.30pm.