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Buildings across Teesside are turning pink and blue for Baby Loss Awareness Week 2021
Published date: 11 October 2021
People across Teesside will see iconic buildings illuminated in pink and blue on October 9 and October 15 to mark Baby Loss Awareness Week 2021.
The Beacon and Community Heart Buildings in Redcar will light up Saturday, October 9 and Middlesbrough’s Centre Square buildings will be illuminated on Friday, October 15 as Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice marks the beginning and end of the week.
Now in its 19th year, Baby Loss Awareness Week is an opportunity for bereaved parents, families, and friends to commemorate babies’ lives, raise awareness of pregnancy and baby loss, to drive for improvement in care and support for those affected, as well as to save babies’ lives in the future.
“We hope these iconic buildings across Teesside being lit up 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 Ashleigh Rickards, deputy head of care at Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice.
“Here at Zoë’s Place we offer a bereavement support service to families who have lost a child, so we understand how important it is to help spread awareness of weeks like Baby Loss Awareness Week so as well as the light switch on, we will be sharing stories, quotes and resources on our social media channels and website throughout the week to reach as many families as possible.
“We are so thankful to our local mayors and councillors who very quickly organised the building lights to be switched on pink and blue for us, it will certainly make a huge impact.”
This year, the awareness week will explore the theme of wellbeing and sharing what has helped anyone affected by pregnancy and baby loss to recover and build a new life.
You can light a virtual candle in memory of a loved one this Baby Loss Awareness Week. All donations go to the hospice and support our bereavement service.
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