Baby Loss Awareness Week takes place annually from 9 to 15th October to raise awareness for baby loss and the support that is available. The week culminates with the global “Wave of Light ” where we invite you at 7pm on the 15th of October to light a candle in memory of your baby.
SiMBA is a supporter of the Baby Loss Awareness Alliance and we are here to help and support you in any way that we can.
The Baby Loss Awareness Alliance exists to provide an opportunity for bereaved parents to remember
their babies, and to raise awareness about pregnancy and baby loss in order to drive for improvements that are needed for parents and families now and in the future.
This year the alliance are highlighting the isolation many people experience after pregnancy and baby loss - women, partners, other family members and friends. Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, feelings of isolation have become more widespread than ever and many people have begun to talk more openly about grief. Now more than ever, we can all come together to let those affected by pregnancy and baby loss know they are not alone and that we are all here to support them.
You are never alone, we are here for you when you need us.
Let's turn the UK pink and blue this October to help raise awareness of #babyloss 💙💖
Do you or someone you know work in a building that is illuminated at night? Can you help approach buildings and landmarks in your region with a request to turn pink and blue during 9-15 October?
With your help we can raise even more awareness for Baby Loss Awareness Week 2020 by lighting key buildings and landmarks pink and blue.
Please click on the picture below below for more information on how to contact your local buildings / landmarks to see if they can help. There is a template form for you to use to ask the venue and another to let the alliance know of the buildings that have been contacted to make sure there’s no duplication's.
Ideally we would ask the buildings / landmarks to light up for the whole of Baby Loss Awareness Week – 9th through to 15th October, but they can also just illuminate just from 7-9pm on the 15th of October as part of the global Wave of Light.
If a building / landmark can help please email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know so that we can say a personal thank from SiMBA to them too.
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