Iconic buildings in East Yorkshire being lit pink and blue

Buildings in East Yorkshire will be lit up pink and blue from tonight until Monday to mark baby loss awareness week.

St Mary's Church in Beverley, Queen Victoria Square and Hull Minster are among the buildings taking part.

The awareness week is an opportunity for bereaved parents, families and friends, to commemorate babies' lives and break the silence around pregnancy and baby loss.

Dr Clea Harmer, chief executive of Sands (stillbirth and neonatal death charity), says: "Baby Loss Awareness Week is a unique opportunity for parents to commemorate their babies who died, and I hope bereaved families in East Yorkshire seeing buildings 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."

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