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Dobbins: Council buildings turn blue and pink for Baby Loss Awareness Week

SDLP Councillor Angela Dobbins has called for council buildings to be lit pink and blue in honour of Sands Baby Loss Awareness week 9-15 October, in the hopes of breaking the silence around neonatal deaths and stillbirths.

Cllr Dobbins commented:

“This year marks the 40th Anniversary of Sands, the neonatal death and stillbirth charity who have worked tirelessly to improve care for bereaved parents as well as funding research to reduce the number of deaths.

“I was approached by a mother who had lost her baby and felt it was crucial to raise awareness any way I could. After receiving permission from the Mayor, the council will light their buildings with the campaign’s official colours next week to acknowledge and remember babies who have died.

“I hope this move will help open a dialogue among people who have been affected by miscarriages and stillbirths, a subject which is often treated as a taboo. By creating an increased awareness surrounding the issue we can ensure the best possible support and care for bereaved parents when they need it most.”

Cllr Angela Dobbins

Email
angela.dobbins@derrystrabane.com
Tel
07709 147751

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