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St Andrew’s Hospice to be lit up pink and blue for Baby Loss Awareness Week

Written by Editorial Team, Donr

Published on Wednesday, 10th October 2018

The annual Baby Loss Awareness Week runs from Tuesday 9th October to Monday 15th October and is an opportunity for bereaved parents, families and friends to commemorate babies’ lives and break the silence around pregnancy and baby loss in the UK.

‘We hope turning St Andrew’s Hospice pink and blue will spark conversations about baby loss and give local bereaved parents and families an opportunity to talk about their precious babies,’ said the facility’s Premises Manager, Rob Baty.

The Grimsby hospice is not the only building which is going to be lit up for Baby Loss Awareness Week 2018, however. An interactive map and Facebook album are available for supporters to see which other buildings and landmarks will be bathed in pink and blue lighting in honour of the annual awareness week.

‘Baby Loss Awareness Week is a unique opportunity for parents to commemorate their babies who died,’ said Dr Clea Harmer, Chief Executive of Sands (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death charity).

‘Pregnancy loss or the death of a baby is a tragedy that affects thousands of people every year. It is devastating for parents and families and it’s vital they get the bereavement support and care they need, for as long they need it.’