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Buildings lit pink and blue to mark Baby Loss Awareness Week

Two iconic buildings in Newark have been lit pink and blue as part of a national campaign in recognition of Baby Loss Awareness Week.

Newark Town Hall and the former hospital building on London Road, which is now home to Derry Building Services, are both taking part in the scheme.

The deputy town clerk, Mr James Radley, arranged for the lighting at the Town Hall.

The former hospital building on London Road lit pink and blue (4712274)
The former hospital building on London Road lit pink and blue (4712274)

The lighting of the other building has been sorted out by Mr Glenn Cobb while Amanda Henson organised a pink and blue outfit day for staff on Tuesday.

The company has also had a swear box all week and will be having a cake sale tomorrow along with their office in Birmingham.

On Monday some of the staff have volunteered to undergo waxing to raise more money.

Staff from Derry Building Services dressed in pink or blue as part of the campaign (4702312)
Staff from Derry Building Services dressed in pink or blue as part of the campaign (4702312)

Amy Everatt from HUG ­— Help Us Grieve ­— has been involved in the campaign and said they hoped to get more people and businesses involved as the years go by.

She said the support from Derry Building Services and the town council has been amazing.

"I am absolutely thrilled," she said. "It's a great way of making a statement and raising awareness for pregnancy and infant loss," she said.

Amy and other supporters of HUG, which helps support parents who have lost a baby at any stage, were in the Market Place yesterday and will be there again on Saturday raising awareness of the campaign.

There will also be a screening of a documentary, Silent Loss Hidden Truth. The Untold Story of Baby Loss and Miscarriage, at the Palace Theatre, Newark, on Saturday evening starting at 7.30pm.

The documentary involves HUG Singers who meet monthly at the theatre for drinks and a catch up.

"It’s a very laid back group and everyone is welcome," said Amy.

A national wave of light for the campaign will be on Monday, the final day of the awareness week, at 7pm. People are being urged to light a candle and upload their pictures with #helpusgrieve and #waveoflight2018.

More information is available from amy@helpusgrieve


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