Baby Loss Awareness Week

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  • 9 October 2019

Manchester Cathedral will be illuminated in pink and blue lights from 09 October to 15 October to show support for Baby Loss Awareness Week 2019.

The annual awareness week, now in its 17th year, 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.

Chelsea from Manchester, said: “We hope turning The Manchester Cathedral pink and blue will spark conversations about baby loss and give local bereaved parents and families an opportunity to talk about their precious babies.”

All of the buildings and landmarks turning pink and blue for Baby Loss Awareness Week 2019 will be featured on the interactive map Opens in new window and the Facebook album Opens in new window Anyone in Manchester can share their photos of Manchester Cathedral on social media with the  hashtag #BLAW2019.

Clea Harmer, Chief Executive of Sands (stillbirth and neonatal death charity), said: “Baby Loss Awareness Week is a unique opportunity for parents to commemorate their babies who died.  I hope bereaved families in Manchester, seeing Manchester Cathedral lit up pink and blue will feel less isolated and alone in their grief.

“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 as they need it.”

For further information about Baby Loss Awareness Week visit www.babyloss-awareness.org Opens in new window