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Umbrellas mark Baby Loss Week

15 October 2021

Roger Vaughan

FOUR HUNDRED pink and blue umbrellas have been suspended from the ceiling of St Margaret’s, Rainham, in Kent, to mark Baby Loss Awareness Week.

A “wave of light” service for bereaved parents is planned for 6.30 p.m. on Friday, and a concert on Wednesday raised money for the charity Making Miracles.

The Vicar, the Revd Nathan Ward, said: “It’s estimated that one in four pregnancies will end in miscarriage, with some experiencing consecutive miscarriages; the trauma and grief is more than often invisible and it can be incredibly difficult to come to terms with it.

“What’s worse is that for the most part this is something that families go through on their own. Lost babies are never forgotten, even decades later families still feel the pain. Some of the dates on the hearts in church go back to the 1950s.”

babyloss-awareness.org
makingmiracles.org.uk

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