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St Giles to be illuminated in pink and blue as part of Baby Loss Awareness Week

St Giles Parish Church will be illuminated in pink and blue this week as part of Baby Loss Awareness Week.

Now in its seventeenth year, the campaign aims to raise awareness about the key issues affecting those who have experienced pregnancy loss or baby death in the UK. It also encourages people to join together, share experiences and support each other.

Baby Loss Awareness Week is nationally recognised and will landmarks lit up across the country.

Tonight an informal ceremony took place at St Giles Parish Church in town to mark the occasion, with the mayor of Wrexham attending the switch on.

Ciara Lehane approached the church after discovering that there was no landmarks in North Wales being lit up to coincide with this week’s campaign.

“The event is taking place to raise awareness around baby and pregnancy loss. To break the silence and taboo,” explained Ciara.

“I recently lost my little boy following a traumatic labour and the pain of grief was like nothing else.

“I am very lucky to have fabulous friends, family and colleagues to support me. Others are not so fortunate.

“I hope that seeing the building lit up brings comfort to other parents. I hope that is generates conversations. I hope that is prompts those that need help to seek available support.”

St Giles Parish Church will be illuminated each night for a week as part of the awareness campaign.

Thanks to Paul Wynn for the top picture of St Giles lit up!

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