Lights to go on in mem­ory of lost ba­bies

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - NEWS - BY JAMES WYLLIE

A range of events will be held over the com­ing days to mark Baby Loss Aware­ness Week.

Be­reaved par­ents, their friends and fam­i­lies will come to­gether from Wed­nes­day to com­mem­o­rate the lives of young chil­dren who died dur­ing preg­nancy, or soon af­ter birth.

This week, or­gan­i­sa­tions and char­i­ties from across the UK will work to raise aware­ness of the care and sup­port avail­able to those af­fected and cam­paign for im­prove­ments to gov­ern­ment pol­icy and re­search.

This in­cludes char­ity Miss (Mis­car­riage In­for­ma­tion Sup­port Ser­vice), which will hold two ses­sions for peo­ple in the north-east.

On Sun­day it will

“We are re­ally try­ing to break the taboo of mis­car­riage”

host a drop-in ses­sion at In­verurie Health and Care Hub from 1-2.30pm, where peo­ple can speak to some of the group’s vol­un­teers and hear from a mid­wife.

And on Tues­day Oc­to­ber 15, a Wave of Light ser­vice will take place at Ru­bis­law Church Cen­tre in Aberdeen from 7pm.

Fam­i­lies from across the world will light a can­dle at the same time, and leave it burn­ing for one hour.

In ad­di­tion, build­ings across the city – in­clud­ing Robert Gor­don Uni­ver­sity, His Majesty’s Theatre and the Mu­sic Hall – will be lit up in pink and blue, the of­fi­cial colours of Baby Loss Aware­ness Week.

Miss founder Abi Clarke said: “We are re­ally try­ing to break the taboo of mis­car­riage as well as in­creas­ing aware­ness of Miss and how we can sup­port peo­ple dur­ing and af­ter their loss.”

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