Bedford Town Bridge turns pink and blue to mark Baby Loss Awareness Week

Annual event now in its 18th year

Bedford Town Bridge which has been illuminated in pink and blue to show support for those affected by the loss of a baby during pregnancy or soon after birth.

Buildings up and down the country will be illuminated in support as part of the annual Baby Loss Awareness Week, now in its 18th year.

Fiona Wustrau, chair of the Bedfordshire Sands Group (stillbirth and neonatal death charity), said: “We hope that the Wave of Light Event and turning the Bedford 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.”

Bedford Town Bridge

Mayor of Bedford, Dave Hodgson, said: “I’m pleased that we are able to support this event again this year, recognising the hard work of over 90 charities and the personal stories of the many people affected by the devastating loss of a baby.”

More details on Baby Loss Awareness Week are available hereAll of the buildings and landmarks turning pink and blue will be featured on an interactive map and Facebook album. Anyone in Bedford can share their photos of Bedford Town Bridge on social media with the hashtag #BLAW2020.

For further information or to speak to someone, contact [email protected], here or 07474 064 132.