Purple lights For Baby Loss Awareness Week

By Seamus Whelehan

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Notable Cork landmarks will turn purple this week to recognise baby loss awareness week.

Tonight St Colman’s Cathedral Cobh and Blackrock Castle Cork will join over 60 Irish locations, in turning purple to mark the awareness week.

Now in its seventeenth year, Baby Loss Awareness week which runs from 9 to 15 October involves a significant number of charities worldwide coming together to raise awareness of the key issues around pregnancy and baby loss.

Purple is the Charities colour of choice, being a mix of blue and pink.

Throughout the week, bereaved parents, their friends and family will commemorate the lives of the babies who died in pregnancy, at birth or soon after in infancy.

Belvelly Castle Cobh will get involved by flying the Féileachain flag an organisation that calls for improvements in research, care and policy around bereavement support.

It also highlight the supports that are available for parents who lose a child at birth or during infancy

To mark the close of the week on 15 October, buildings across the globe will turn purple to remind these families that they are not alone.

For more information about the week and how to get involved visit www.feileacain.ie

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