Posted on: Friday 9 October 2020
Pink and blue lights will illuminate the boathouse at Cwmbran Boating Lake between 6pm-10pm daily from Friday 9th – Thursday 15th to raise awareness of Baby Loss Awareness week. Now in its 18th year, the week aims to raise awareness about pregnancy and baby death.
Throughout the week, bereaved parents, and their families and friends will unite with others across the world to commemorate the lives of babies who died during pregnancy, at or soon after birth and in infancy.
Councillor Anthony Hunt, Leader of the council, said: “After a moving request from a resident and Councillor Haynes, we agreed we should show our support of Baby Loss Awareness Week by lighting the boat house at Cwmbran Boating Lake.
“Baby loss affects many families in Torfaen and around the UK, and my thoughts are with them, their friends and families, and all those who have suffered such a sad and tragic loss.
“By showing our support we hope anyone affected by baby loss will seek out the help and support they are entitled to.”
To find out more about the week visit https://babyloss-awareness.org/
If you have been affected by baby loss the Stillbirth &neonatal death charity (Sands) has information available on their website https://www.sands.org.uk/