All lit up in aid of baby loss week

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ORM­SKIRK Clock Tower and the Lightcube in Skelmers­dale will shine pink and blue in sup­port of par­ents who suf­fer the dev­as­tat­ing loss of a baby.

West Lan­cashire Bor­ough Coun­cil is ar­rang­ing for the struc­tures to be lit be­tween dusk and dawn dur­ing Baby Loss Aware­ness Week next week, Oc­to­ber 9-15.

Baby loss oc­curs in many forms, in­clud­ing mis­car­riage, ter­mi­na­tion of preg­nancy due to foetal ab­nor­mal­ity, still­birth, neona­tal death and post­na­tal deaths in­clud­ing Sud­den In­fant Death Syn­drome (Sids) and sud­den tod­dler death.

Work­ing with ma­jor char­i­ties, health care providers and fam­i­lies the All Party Par­lia­men­tary Group (APPG) on Baby Loss fo­cuses on preven­tion, clin­i­cal care and sup­port for the be­reaved par­ents.

For Baby Loss Aware­ness Week, the APPG has con­tacted or­gan­i­sa­tions all over the coun­try to ask them to light up their build­ings to show that this is an is­sue that af­fects peo­ple ev­ery­where in the UK.

Kim Web­ber, the coun­cil’s chief ex­ec­u­tive, said: “West Lan­cashire Bor­ough Coun­cil is join­ing oth­ers around the coun­try to take part in Baby Loss Aware­ness Week.

“Orm­skirk Clock Tower and the Lightcube in Skelmers­dale are two of our bor­ough’s most dis­tinc­tive land­marks and we hope light­ing up these two struc­tures will in­crease aware­ness of this is­sue and the sup­port avail­able to those it af­fects.”

For more in­for­ma­tion on Baby Loss Aware­ness Week visit baby­los­saware­ness.org which also has con­tact de­tails for char­i­ties that sup­port par­ents that have suf­fered the loss of a baby.

Orm­skirk Clock Tower will be il­lu­mi­nated

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