Date published: 09 October 2018
A grade II listed picturehouse in Gainsborough will be lit up in pink and blue to mark baby loss awareness week.
The Trinity Arts Centre, along with other iconic buildings, across the world, will be illuminated from Tuesday, October 9 to Monday 15 October, to help break the silence of baby loss.
The death of a baby is not a rare event. It can happen to anyone. Every year, thousands of people in the UK are affected by the death of a baby or experience pregnancy.
The awareness week is the collaborative effort of over 60 different charities and groups. Together, they are committed to promoting awareness of baby loss and the issues which affect bereaved families and their loved ones.
Cllr Angela Lawrence, Member Champion for Health and Safeguarding at West Lindsey District Council, recognises the importance of raising awareness for this issue.
She said: “It is a devastating thing to experience the loss of a child, so it is important that people take part in events such as this to raise awareness and support those families who may have lost a child. Everyone is invited to take part in this global event to remember all the babies that have sadly died during pregnancy, at, during or after birth.
“To be invited by the All-Party Parliamentary Group to take part in this occasion is important. Baby loss is something that can happen to anyone, so it is crucial to know that help and support is available to those who need it.”
The organisations leading Baby Loss Awareness Week provide support to anyone affected by pregnancy loss and the death of a baby, and work with health professionals and services to improve care.
Will Quince MP and Co-Chair of the APPG (All-Party Parliamentary Group) on Baby Loss said: “Each year, thousands of parents and families across the United Kingdom experience the devastation of child loss. Baby loss occurs in many forms, including miscarriage, termination of pregnancy due to foetal abnormality, stillbirth, neonatal death, and post-natal including sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and sudden toddler death.
“As part of the activities to mark Baby Loss Awareness Week, we are encouraging the illumination of buildings in pink and blue in support of this important event and emphasis that this is an issue which affects people everywhere.”
Craig Sanders, Trinity Arts Centre Manager is proud to be able to support such an important cause. He said: “We are proud to light up the Trinity Arts Centre in support of such an important cause, this is an issue that affects many families so we are humbled to be able to recognise this event at Trinity.”
If you’d like to take part in the event or find out what you can do to support this important cause, visit: https://babyloss-awareness.org/