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Welwyn Hatfield Council’s clock tower to turn pink and blue

Welwyn Hatfield Council’s clock tower will be lit up in pink and blue as part of a campaign in memory of babies who have died.

National Maternity Support Foundation (NMSF) is working with Welwyn Hatfield Council to make a colourful impact for Babyloss Awareness Week.

The landmark will be illuminated at night to turn pink and blue from October 9 to 15 to mark Babyloss Awareness Week, which is now supported by 60 charities and groups across the UK.

The week ends on October 15, which is internationally recognised as ‘Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day’ when thousands of families across the world join together lighting candles at 7pm to remember their babies to form the global ‘Wave of Light’.

Chairman of NMSF, Andrew Canter, of Welwyn Garden City, said: “We have supported Babyloss Awareness Week for a number of years and are delighted with the positive response we have received from the Council.

“This public reinforcement ultimately brings to life the campaign and helps to bring the critical issues to the fore.”

Councillor Duncan Bell, executive member for resources, said: “We’re proud to help NMSF raise awareness around this important campaign.

“The clock tower has been covered up for a while, so it is also good timing to showcase the work that has been undertaken to maintain this well-known local landmark.”

Natasha Kaplinsky OBE, broadcaster and NMSF patron said: “Babyloss Awareness Week is an important event to help break the silence around the difficult subject of baby loss by talking to your friends, family and colleagues about your experiences.

“We will be lighting a candle in support of this brilliant initiative.”

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