City to light up for lost ba­bies

Cockburn Gazette - - NEWS -

SIX Perth land­marks will be dressed in pink and blue lights on Satur­day as part of a trib­ute to ba­bies and chil­dren who have died and peo­ple seek­ing sup­port.

Notre Dame Univer­sity in Fre­man­tle, to­gether with El­iz­a­beth Quay, the Perth Bell Tower, Coun­cil House in Perth, Hay Street’s Equus Build­ing and the State Ad­min­is­tra­tive Tri­bunal build­ing, will be lit up as part of Preg­nancy and In­fant Loss Re­mem­brance Day.

South Lake cou­ple John and Kate De’Laney have ded­i­cated them­selves to in­creas­ing recog­ni­tion for West­ern Aus­tralia’s strug­gling fam­i­lies fol­low­ing their own dif­fi­cul­ties start­ing a fam­ily.

“When we had our dif­fi­cul­ties we felt re­ally alone,” Mr De’Laney said. “This event is sim­ply about show­ing there are peo­ple will­ing to talk, lis­ten and of­fer sup­port.”

Hav­ing achieved State recog­ni­tion, the pair is now look­ing to have Oc­to­ber 15 known as Na­tional Preg­nancy and In­fant Loss Re­mem­brance Day.

An on­line pe­ti­tion has been setup to gar­ner sup­port. It can be found by search­ing “Na­tional Recog­ni­tion of Oct 15 – Preg­nancy & In­fant Loss Re­mem­brance Day” on Change.org.

For in­for­ma­tion search Preg­nancy and In­fant Loss Aus­tralia on Face­book.

Coun­cil House will be dressed in blue and pink.

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