Published: Tuesday, 13th October 2020
Two iconic King’s Lynn buildings will be lit up pink and blue on Thursday evening, 15 October 2020, to draw attention to Baby Loss Awareness Week which started on 9 October.
King’s Lynn Town Hall and Alive Corn Exchange will be helping to raise awareness about baby and pregnancy loss in the UK.
Cllr Josie Ratcliffe, who was contacted by a local resident, explained: “I believe it's important to raise awareness and break the taboo of baby loss and I'm delighted that the Borough Council and Alive West Norfolk are supporting this request.”
Jade Blaney, who is an ambassador for CRADLE and contacted her local Councillor, said: “I'm so pleased the Town Hall and Corn Exchange will be participating in the illumination. It means so much to me, and all bereaved parents.”
CRADLE is a registered early pregnancy loss charity and is part of the Baby Loss Awareness Alliance. CRADLE works with the NHS to support women and their partners before, during or following pregnancy loss.
Jade, who came across the charity while searching for support following her own loss, said: “I knew instantly that I wanted to put my pain to purpose and be involved in supporting other women through this heartbreak and help to break the taboo surrounding baby loss.”
The Alive Corn Exchange and King’s Lynn Town Hall will be lit up from dusk on Thursday evening.