Newark continues to shine in aid of Baby Loss Awareness Week as Newark Town Hall and former hospital building show support
Buildings and landmarks in Newark will be lit pink and blue this week in aid of baby loss awareness week.
Derrys Building Services Ltd building on London Road and Newark Town Hall will shine every night until Friday to help raise awareness.
Amy Crowe Everatt, founder of HUG, Newark, which offers support to anyone who needs help following the loss of a baby at any gestation, said: "Newark has always been so proactive in raising awareness for baby loss.
"Newark has supported HUG since we launched in 2017 and buildings including the old hospital, now Derrys Building Services Ltd, Newark Castle and the town hall look stunning lit up in pink and blue throughout baby loss awareness week.
"It’s lovely that the community comes together to remember and honour all babies that should be in our arms but instead are forever in our hearts."
Newark Castle has been lit since Monday,
"We're showing solidarity and hoping to help spread their message by lighting our castle blue and pink until Friday evening," a spokesperson wrote on Newark Castle's Facebook page.
"Please do share your pictures to raise awareness too."
The week hopes to support bereaved families, commemorate babies' lives and raise awareness about pregnancy and baby loss.
If you need support or just need to chat to someone who understands, you can get in touch with any of the following charities:
- Miscarriage Association
- SANDS (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity)
- The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust
- HUG, Newark based (Help Us Grieve)
- Forever Stars East Midlands
- ARC (Antenatal Results and Choices)
- Bliss (for babies born premature or sick)
- The Lullaby Trust (for support with sudden infant death syndrome)
- Child Bereavement UK
- Kicks Count
- Aching Arms
- Action on Pre-eclampsia