Weymouth Pavilion Light Up for Baby Loss Awareness Week

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Weymouth Pavilion Light Up for Baby Loss Awareness Week supporting Baby Loss Awareness Week

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Venue: Weymouth Pavilion
Address: Weymouth Pavilion, The Pavilion Theatre, Weymouth DT4 8ED

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When:

  • Friday 11th October, 2019 7:30pm to 11:00pm
  • Saturday 12th October, 2019 7:30pm to 11:00pm
  • Sunday 13th October, 2019 7:30pm to 11:00pm
  • Monday 14th October, 2019 7:30pm to 11:00pm
  • Tuesday 15th October, 2019 7:30pm to 11:00pm

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  • Friday 11th October, 2019 7:30pm to 11:00pm
  • Saturday 12th October, 2019 7:30pm to 11:00pm
  • Sunday 13th October, 2019 7:30pm to 11:00pm
  • Monday 14th October, 2019 7:30pm to 11:00pm
  • Tuesday 15th October, 2019 7:30pm to 11:00pm

About:

From the 11th – 15th October, Weymouth Pavilion and Weymouth Town Bridge will be illuminated in pink and blue lights to show Weymouth’s support for Baby Loss Awareness Week 2019.

The annual awareness week, now in its 17th year, is an opportunity for bereaved parents, families and friends, to commemorate babies’ lives and break the silence around pregnancy and baby loss in the UK.
Georgia Nixon, from Portland is raising awareness around Baby Loss since the loss of her daughter last year. “My daughter Violet-Mae was stillborn on the 3rd July 2018 at 39 weeks, it is a tragedy that has devastated our family. To honour her memory we are currently raising money for a new cuddle cot for the Maternity Ward at Dorchester County Hospital and will continuing to raise awareness and break the silence surrounding Baby Loss. We hope turning Weymouth Pavilion and the Town Bridge pink and blue will spark conversations about baby loss and give local bereaved parents and families an opportunity to talk about their precious babies.

All of the buildings and landmarks turning pink and blue for Baby Loss Awareness Week 2019 will be featured on the interactive map and the Facebook album Anyone in Weymouth can share their photos of The Pavilion and Town Bridge on social media with the hashtag #BLAW2019.

Clea Harmer, Chief Executive of Sands (stillbirth and neonatal death charity), said: “Baby Loss Awareness Week is a unique opportunity for parents to commemorate their babies who died. I hope bereaved families in Weymouth seeing name of the building or landmark lit up pink and blue will feel less isolated and alone in their grief.

“Pregnancy loss or the death of a baby is a tragedy that affects thousands of people every year. It is devastating for parents and families and it’s vital they get the bereavement support and care they need, for as long as they need it.”

For further information about Baby Loss Awareness Week visit:
www.babyloss-awareness.org

Charity Number: 299679

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