Baby Loss Awareness Week event will light up fountain at TraffordCity

TraffordCity’s Barton Square will host a remembrance event, for anyone affected by pregnancy issues and trauma, as part of national Baby Loss Awareness Week.

Candle of remembrance for Baby Loss Awareness Week

Barton Square’s fountain will be steeped in coloured light, with candles lit in memory of babies who have been loved and lost.

The event will take place on Friday 15 October from 7pm.

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Visitors will be able to buy candles of remembrance and bags by My First Years to raise funds for Tommy’s, the largest UK charity carrying out research into the causes of miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth.

The event has been organised by the North West Tommy’s Board, a group of female business leaders whose lives have been directly affected by baby loss and premature birth, and want to work together to support the groundbreaking research being conducted at Tommy’s Maternal and Fetal Health Research Centre, which is based at the University of Manchester.

Kate Holland, senior marketing manager at TraffordCity, said: “Having all experienced the trauma of baby loss or premature birth, we wanted to give the community an opportunity to come together in remembrance of lost loved ones, and provide mutual support in the most challenging of times.

“The groundbreaking research being done at Tommy’s Manchester research centre is shedding new light on the causes of still and premature birth, and helping spare so many parents from the loss of a child. It is a privilege to be raising funds for this vital work through a special remembrance event.”

Anyone unable to attend Barton Square who wishes to make a donation can visit here: www.tommys.org/donate/blaw