Thank you to everyone who’s been helping to spread the word and raise awareness this Babyloss Awareness Week. In a year which has seen more events and activites than ever before, we thought you might like to catch up on some of the activity so far.
- The launch of Alice Parker’s touching new animation, When I had a miscarriage and
- The launch of the Wave 1 Pilot of the new National Bereavement Care Pathway (NBCP).
- A meeting with Secretary of State Jeremy Hunt to discuss better maternity care and mandating the Care Pathway and
- The House of Commons backbench debate on Baby Loss Awareness Week – available to watch or to read.
- BBC2’s Victoria Derbyshire programme talked to four of our media volunteers, ‘Are men forgotten in miscarriage?‘;
- Talk Radio interviewed our National Director, Ruth Bender Atik (4 minutes in within the 11.30 to 12.00 section);
- The Telegraph interviewed media volunteer Corinne Fowler about the Death Before Birth project report; and
- A well-attended parliamentary reception for Babyloss Awareness Week at the House of Commons …
- … was followed by a moving remembrance service in the chapel of St Mary Undercroft in the Houses of Parliament.
- We began seeing an increasing number of buildings across the UK lit up in pink and blue
- Voice of Islam Radio interviewed Ruth Bender Atik in their drivetime programme Loss: Coping with Grief
And on Friday:
- Media volunteer Natasha Necati is being filmed for an online feature for Stylist and
- We have forwarded to our colleagues at Sands requests for interviews about stillbirth from BBC South and BBC Radio Solent.
We look forward to the last few days of Babyloss Awareness Week: walks and services of of remembrance across the UK and, of course, the Wave of Light at 7 p.m. on Sunday.