Town Hall to change colour for Baby Loss Awareness Week

9 Oct 2019 03:10
Published by: Daniel Almond

 

Bolton Town Hall will be illuminated in pink and blue on Tuesday evening (October 15) to mark Baby Loss Awareness Week.

 

 

The national campaign is held annually, from October 9 to 15, to raises awareness about the key issues affecting those who have experienced the loss of a child.

 

Bolton’s landmark building will be lighting up from dusk until dawn in support of parents who have suffered the devastation of losing a baby.

 

The lighting up coincides with the global “Wave of Light” on October 15 - at 7pm, people around the world light a candle in memory of the baby or babies they have lost.

 

The day is also recognised as International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day.

 

Last year hundreds of bereaved parents, friends and families congregated on Victoria Square to commemorate the lives of their babies and break the silence around baby loss.

 

Executive Cabinet Member for Wellbeing, Cllr Susan Baines, who is also an experienced midwife said: “Every year, thousands of people are affected by pregnancy loss or the death of a baby.

 

“I know how devastating losing a baby can be for everyone involved. We hope that turning the town hall pink and blue will encourage people to share their memories, talk about their precious babies and commemorate their lives.”

 

Baby loss occurs in many forms including stillbirth, miscarriage, neonatal death, and postnatal including sudden infant death syndrome.

 

For more information visit www.babyloss-awareness.org, and follow #BLAW2019 on Twitter.

 

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