Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 5 October 2021
NUNEATON Town Hall, based on Coton Road in the town centre, will be lit up with pink and blue illuminations to show the Borough Council’s support for Baby Loss Awareness Week, which starts from 9 October through to 15 October.
Baby Loss Awareness Week was launched in 2002 and is now in its 19th year.
It serves an opportunity for bereaved parents, families and friends to commemorate babies’ lives and helps raise awareness of pregnancy and baby loss.
The week will help to drive for improvements in care and support of those who have been affected by the loss of their little loved ones, and to save babies’ lives in the future.
Council Leader, Coun. Kristofer Wilson, said that he hopes that the Town Hall being illuminated will help to spark conversations about baby loss and give bereaved parents and families the opportunity to talk about their precious babies.
Coun. Wilson, further added: “This year Baby Loss Awareness Week will be exploring the theme of wellbeing and sharing what has helped anyone affected by pregnancy and baby loss to recover and build a life after loss.”
Clea Harmer, Chief Executive of Sands (Stillbirth And Neonatal Death Society), added: “Baby Loss Awareness Week is a unique opportunity for parents, grandparents, siblings and wider family and friends to come together and remember their babies who have died, however long ago.
“For anyone whose baby has died, however recent or long ago, the world is changed forever, and there is no simple answer to grief.
“Finding ways to cope and look after yourself or your partner is different for everyone.
“I hope that Nuneaton Town Hall being lit up pink and blue during October will help start more conversations about pregnancy and baby loss, and by doing so help bereaved parents and families feel more able to talk about their babies and find ways to look after themselves and others.”
All buildings and landmarks which are being illuminated in pink and blue to show support of the week are being featured in an online interactive map and on the official Facebook page for Baby Loss Awareness Week.
Nuneaton residents are being encouraged to share their photographs of the Town Hall on social media using the hashtags #BLAW #BLAW2021 and #BabyLoss.