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Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Landmarks lit up for Baby Loss Awareness Week

Ormskirk Clock Tower and the Lightcube in Skelmersdale will be shining pink and blue in support of parents who have suffered the devastating loss of a baby.

West Lancashire Borough Council is arranging for the structures to be lit up between dusk and dawn during Baby Loss Awareness Week from 9-15 October 2018.

Baby Loss occurs in many forms, including miscarriage, termination of pregnancy due to foetal abnormality, stillbirth, neonatal death and post-natal deaths including Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and sudden toddler death.

Working with major baby loss charities, health care providers and families the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Baby Loss focusses on prevention, clinical care and support for the bereaved parents who experience the loss of an infant.

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 Baby Loss Awareness Week (external link) which also has contact details for charities that support parents that have suffered the loss of a baby.

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