Two Dales landmarks - Matlock Town Hall and the Jubilee Bridge in Matlock Bath - are turning pink and blue for Baby Loss Awareness Week 2018.
Both will be illuminated in pink and blue lights to show your District Council’s support for the campaign, which runs from 9-15 October.
The annual awareness week, now in its 16th year, is an opportunity for bereaved parents, families and friends, to commemorate babies’ lives and break the silence around pregnancy and baby loss in the UK.
The District Council’s Chief executive Paul Wilson said:
“We hope turning our Town Hall headquarters and the historic Jubilee Bridge pink and blue will spark conversations about baby loss and give local bereaved parents and families an opportunity to talk about their precious babies.
“It is fortuitous that this special week coincides with the District Council’s annual Matlock Bath Illuminations, where the bridge’s pink and blue theme will add to the lights by the riverside and along the parades.”
All the buildings and landmarks turning pink and blue for Baby Loss Awareness Week 2018 will be featured on an interactive map and the Facebook album. Anyone in the Derbyshire Dales can share their photos of the Town Hall and Jubilee Bridge on social media tagged #BLAW2018.
Dr Clea Harmer, Chief Executive of Sands (stillbirth and neonatal death charity), said:
“Baby Loss Awareness Week is a unique opportunity for parents to commemorate their babies who died, and I hope bereaved families in name of town/city seeing name of the building or landmark lit up pink and blue will feel less isolated and alone in their grief.
“Pregnancy loss or the death of a baby is a tragedy that affects thousands of people every year. It is devastating for parents and families and it’s vital they get the bereavement support and care they need, for as long as they need it.”
- For further information about Baby Loss Awareness Week visit www.babyloss-awareness.org