Taking place 9 – 15 October every year, Baby Loss Awareness Week raises awareness of pregnancy and baby loss in the UK.
Throughout the week, bereaved parents, and their families and friends, unite with others across the world to commemorate the lives of babies who died during pregnancy, at or soon after birth, and in infancy.
As a member of the Baby Loss Awareness Alliance this Baby Loss Awareness Week we are supporting research to help save babies lives nationally.
1 in every 250 UK babies dies before birth (stillbirth), and
around the world 2 million babies are stillborn every year. This is
devastating for every single family, and will stay with them for the rest of their lives.
There is so much that is still unknown about stillbirth. But thanks to funding from Tommy’s, the largest UK charity researching causes and
prevention of pregnancy complications, researchers at the Maternal and Fetal Health Research Centre (MFHRC), University of Manchester are helping to win the fight against baby loss. Thanks to Tommy’s-funded research and innovations, the Manchester Stillbirth rate has reduced by 19% since 2015 and the Rainbow clinic model (providing care for families in pregnancy after baby loss) is being rolled out nationwide.
To help make a difference this Baby Loss Awareness Week and to support research we would like to everyone to please walk or run 10 miles during 9-15th October and raise an amount that you can . There is no minimum sponsorship needed. Every penny raised will go directly to the research team. To make sure of this please set up your fundraising page via our charity page on the Justgiving link below.
Please send us a photo of your walks and runs and you will be included on our special video ! Send your photos to [email protected]
Thank you everyone for your support in this very important week and for helping to save babies lives!
Ben Moorhouse and Gaynor Thompson