THE Parish Church of St Giles will be illuminated in pink and blue lights this week to show Wrexham’s support for Baby Loss Awareness Week.

The church will be lit up from October 9 to 15 for the annual awareness week, now in its 17th year, which is an opportunity for bereaved parents, families and friends, to commemorate babies’ lives and break the silence around pregnancy and baby loss in the UK.

Ciara Lehane, from Wrexham, said: “We hope turning St Giles Church pink and blue will spark conversations about baby loss and give local bereaved parents and families an opportunity to talk about their precious babies.

“Having lost my own beautiful little boy, Edward, earlier this year I feel it is important for bereaved parents to know there are others out there who have also suffered the same heart break. They are not alone. It is a club that no one wants a membership to, but a pain shared is a pain made that little bit easier to bear.”

Anyone in Wrexham can share their photos on social media with the hashtag #BLAW2019 to be featured on an interactive map and the charity’s Facebook album alongside All of the buildings and landmarks turning pink and blue for Baby Loss Awareness Week 2019 across the UK.

Clea Harmer, chief executive of Sands (stillbirth and neonatal deaths charity), said: “Baby Loss Awareness Week is a unique opportunity for parents to commemorate their babies who died. I hope bereaved families in Wrexham seeing name of the building or landmark lit up pink and blue will feel less isolated and alone in their grief.

“Pregnancy loss or the death of a baby is a tragedy that affects thousands of people every year. It is devastating for parents and families and it’s vital they get the bereavement support and care they need, for as long as they need it.”