City to light up for lost babies
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.